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Which one is 'the one'?

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 10:01am

To cut a really long story short, I have been with my partner for 8 years and in the past three (yes three!) I have had irregular (but they continue to exist) feelings of uncertainty when it comes ...

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Making a Commitment, Life transitions

new baby new area new life not sure!

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 12:14am

Hi Iv never done anything like this before. I Google everythings it's a bit of a joke but iv never actually wrote on one of these forums before. Scary really! 😳 so be nice. Anyway my situation ...

Tags: Advice,child,moved to new area,homesick,out of love,are we meant to be,different people,pregnant,baby,where is the love,relationship help
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Caught watching porn

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 10:44pm

Hi everyone, I realize that this is pretty common topic, but I'm in a bit of a different situation (or at least I feel like I am). I've been in a committed relationship for five years (not marrie...

Tags: porn,acceptance,angry,cheating,intimacy,feeling of betrayal,sneaky behavior,insecurity,feeling unattractive,dismissing needs
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Videos, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

RELATIONSHIP AND WANKING.

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 10:24pm

Ive been reading some posts, articles etc. about wanking in a relationship. After that I am very disappointed about opinions. Looks like lots people clap in their hands hearing about wanking, wel...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Girlfriend mad at me for comment I made earlier today. What should I do?

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 9:56pm

My girlfriend and I have been together for almost 2.5 years now. Recently she brought up the topic of traveling as she likes to trave. She travelled to Japan and Hawaii now. Recently she went to...

Tags: girlfriend,mad,money,spoiling
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Confused about everything.

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 4:09pm

Hello! My relationship with my girlfriend has been bothering me for about half year. We are together for about 2 years or more. I'm really in love with her, and she says she also loves me a lot. B...

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Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

am I trippin???

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 1:08pm

Long story short I met and fell head over heels madly in love with this woman. She's amazing we get along great, she feels the same way I do. Here's my problem/question.......when we met and starte...

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Communications in relationships

I Don't Respect His Job

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 7:12am

When I first met my partner over three years ago he was studying to become a music teacher. Perhaps not the poster child for a high flying career but a respectable job none the less. Over the la...

Tags: Work,job,career,computers
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Money, Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner

My Boyfriend has intimacy issues

posted Fri 27, Mar 2015 at 3:07pm

I am a female college student and I'm currently seeing the love of my life. We are great together, we laugh together and he supports my activities and I support his, and we get along very well. Any...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships

fight on?

posted Fri 27, Mar 2015 at 12:16pm

I've been with my girlfriend for 2 1/2 years now and generally we get along, however there has always been a constant theme where every couple of months she gets upset. First it started that she th...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

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Do i leave him or not?!

posted Sun 8, Aug 2010 at 1:32pm

(My boyfriend and i have been "officially" together since December, we were seeing each other since septemberish time. Basically us getting together was founded on lies from him. I had my suspicion...

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Affairs and Jealousy

advice!! my marriage is stale and were only two years in...

posted Tue 10, Aug 2010 at 7:28am

I guess I'll start at the beginning my husband and I met and hit off right off the bat. after the night we met we at least spent some time with each other everyday and its still that way. He was al...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

How can I make my husband give me love and affection?

posted Wed 11, Aug 2010 at 2:33pm

Hi, I have been married for 19months, no children yet and my husband shows me no love what so ever. I obvisually love him and want to make it work but it drives me insane and making me a very needy...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I dont fancy my husband and we dont talk anymore

posted Wed 11, Aug 2010 at 9:35pm

My husband is a good man, great father, but I just dont fancy him - I had a goal to be married before I was 30 and I made it, just about. He's honest, reliable, and at a time we'd have earned simi...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

Online Love Scam!

posted Sat 14, Aug 2010 at 11:55pm

Basically I found out not so long ago that my bf had been messaging other females on the evil social networking 'facebook'. He had accidentally left his computer to sign him in automatically when I...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Relationship taking it slow with the ex...?

posted Mon 16, Aug 2010 at 2:05pm

Good afternoon, new to the site, wondering what you think, I feel positive about it but just need some other direction/advice really would be much appreciated. When I left my ex back in May 2010...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Regretable affair

posted Mon 16, Aug 2010 at 3:42pm

Ten years ago a good friend of mine met a really nice woman, Helen, and they started dating. She soon became a very good friend of mine. She subsequently left the original boyfriend and started see...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family

am i wrong ?

posted Mon 16, Aug 2010 at 8:40pm

I've been with my partner for nearly 2 years. 6 months into the relationship i found out he was a porn addict . i already knew he was an addict but not to porn. This all came out and as well a...

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Affairs and Jealousy

How do get over partners affair

posted Tue 17, Aug 2010 at 10:25am

Found out two months ago that my husband had an affair with a work colleague and was a friend of the families. I was devasted but decided to give it another go as I still had lot of feelings for my...

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Affairs and Jealousy

what can i do?

posted Thu 19, Aug 2010 at 10:56am

Ok =, so me and my girlfriend havent been together that long. 4 months to be exact. but things hit off quickly and very soon into the relationship she told me she loved me. i felt the same. we got ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

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Having an affair but can't leave marriage

posted Sat 31, Jan 2009 at 9:57am

I really need someone to put my life back on track, to turn me back into the mother and wife I once was... a year ago, all that matters to me was my family whom I took pride in and would do a lot f...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Trying to right my wrong but so unhappy

posted Mon 2, Dec 2013 at 4:45pm

Hi my marriage became very one sided and I ended up being a single mum whilst married. Friends and family told my husband how things were but his answer was " she's well trained " and " she's alrig...

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Affairs and Jealousy

What do I do now?

posted Wed 21, Apr 2010 at 4:17pm

I have just recently split up with my husband of 10 years, we have been together for 13 years in total. We are very lucky and have 2 wonderful children together. Throughout our married life we re...

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Affairs and Jealousy

7 months on and don't feel any better after betrayal....

posted Mon 16, Mar 2009 at 10:07am

.....if anything I feel worse as the more I think about it, the more deception I see! My husband had been seeing a friend of mine behind my back for months and he was also e-mailing a woman off ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Is sexual attraction and friendship enough?

posted Sat 15, Sep 2012 at 1:17pm

Hi everybody, ive been on here before in search of advice....im back again lol So im 23 male, and have been seeing/sleeping with a girl who i have alot of history with, we go back along way lots...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

after all the posting, i just had to make my own thread... on-topic but not seeking advice

posted Wed 2, Jul 2014 at 8:25pm

This whole posting thing can be like a nightmare... this may get long... feel free to zip out at any point. I'm male 57 Synopsis: a little over a year ago a friendship with a co-worker went bey...

Tags: relationships,friendships
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Friends & Family, Word from the street

Newbie help please?

posted Mon 9, Jun 2014 at 10:50am

Not sure if anyone can advise but here goes. Brief history, married 34 years, 4 grown up kids, financially ok and seemingly happy. Wife had an affair 20 years ago but worked through it and stayed t...

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Affairs and Jealousy

My boyfriend doesn't initiate or want sex.

posted Wed 11, Mar 2009 at 6:19pm

I've been with my boyfriend for almost 7 months now. We love each other and get on amazingly well. However...he doesn't initiate sex with me. In the day he can be all over me, hugging and kissing m...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

Found my boyfriend wanking

posted Mon 8, Dec 2008 at 10:18pm

<p>Help - I don;t know what to do.&nbsp; I just found my boyfriend wanking over a girl online.&nbsp; He was using his webcam and it eas obvious they were both at it.</p> <p>Please help, I feel so ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

My Wife's secret affair with her boss!!

posted Mon 10, Aug 2009 at 11:46am

Hi all..Ive just discovered my wife is having a sexual relationship with with her Ex boss, this has torn my world apart completely. When she started working for this company 5 years ago she was war...

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Affairs and Jealousy

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