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My wife has stopped taking the pill without telling me

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 6:28pm

Hello all, I've recently discovered my wife has been pretending to take the pill then disposing of it behind the bed a few times. We have had unprotected sex at her most fertile time and I feel ...

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Is separation period healthy for the relationship?

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 7:46am

My partner and me are undergoing difficulties in our relationship related to trust. I distrust my partner a lot. He lost his trust in trusting me that I will trust him. Now he wants to have a perio...

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Silent partner

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 2:59am

I need help, my boyfriend won't talk to me about how he feels apart from telling me he loves me, however I can tell when there's something bothering him or upsetting him but he won't tell me how he...

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Communications in relationships

Do you think this is weird? and should I be worried?

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 12:26am

Okay picture this: its 10:20pm at night, you with your partner in the flat then all of the sudden, you partner wants to go for a walk. Odd as it sounds you agree and say 'okay I'll go with y...

Tags: problems,weird,worried,partner
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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Do you think he likes me romantically?

posted Sun 19, Oct 2014 at 10:56pm

Not sure if this is the right place to be asking but thought it was worth a shot! This is a really long question so please bear with me!! Couple of months ago my friend dragged me along to a be...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Can a LDR feel like a normal relationship?

posted Sun 19, Oct 2014 at 2:05pm

I am now in my first serious long-term relationship (LDR). I like (maybe even love) the girl, talk to her every day, generally feel happy around her, and so on, but something just doesn't feel righ...

Tags: LDR,long distance relationship,distance relationship,distance,love,cheating
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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

He's told me I meant nothing.

posted Sun 19, Oct 2014 at 9:52am

I'm totally ashamed and disappointed in myself for what I have done. I got involved with a married man 2 years ago. He started to pay me attention and we started a relationship started between us. ...

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Sex and Affairs

Met Online, Finally Met...Now What? Possible Red Flags?

posted Sun 19, Oct 2014 at 3:18am

I met * in August 2014 online through a popular match making website. He is 34, divorced Libra, no children. I am 30, single Pisces female, no children. He is in the military stationed in ** and I ...

Tags: Military,LDR,long distance relationship,online dating,met online,military relationship,online love
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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Confused and badly hurt

posted Sun 19, Oct 2014 at 1:02am

I feel so alone so weak no esteem what so ever.I feel in my heart that my husband has fallenout of live for me.One because he feels really betrayed that 13 years ago I was at the time Iin his apart...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Help! I'm so confused, 2 men in my life and I am lost!

posted Sat 18, Oct 2014 at 11:13pm

I am really sorry this is really long and complicated but I have got myself in a bit of an emotional mess and could do with some good advice and opinions. Ok I got engaged to my boyfriend of 10+...

Tags: confused,2 men,who to choose,help!
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

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Help please, i do not know what to do any more?

posted Tue 3, Aug 2010 at 2:20pm

my partner and i, are in a long distance relationship and we have been going out for over a year now. over this year, he has made me change things about myself because he was getting upset and stre...

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

Was i right or wrong to keep cancer tests secret as it probably broke my marriage.

posted Tue 3, Aug 2010 at 7:36pm

Oh god how true is the saying "you never realise how much you love someone till they're gone." If i could turn back time (there's another) but i can't, but what i can do is fight for her. I can't b...

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Having a Child with Additional Needs, Getting on Better with my Partner

Help please ...

posted Fri 6, Aug 2010 at 3:14pm

My wife and I are very close and love each other our but relationship lacks any physical or sexual contact . We have discussed the issue and spoken about it at length and she says she does no...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I need advice

posted Sun 8, Aug 2010 at 8:39am

There is so much to this long story, I am not sure where to begin.....my husband and I married 7 years ago, after quite a short romance I fell pregnant with our first child. My husband has always ...

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

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

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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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