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in a nutshell.

posted Sun 26, Apr 2015 at 3:59pm

my boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years, and he has been clinically depressed. when we first met he was taking depression medication, our relationship was perfect we had so much fun and s...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Trouble in long-distance relationship paradise

posted Sun 26, Apr 2015 at 1:40pm

We met online and after two years, finally met in real life. After so many fears of mine that I will not be good enough live, that we might not work out, once I've met him, I have been proven wrong...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Controlling behavior

posted Sun 26, Apr 2015 at 9:06am

Hi, my husband and I on the whole have a good relationship, it is almost our 9th anniversary and we have been together for 15 yrs. There are no financial worries (my husband is the main earner and...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Help Me

posted Sat 25, Apr 2015 at 4:47pm

Hi, i am in desperate need of help. My partner and I have been together for 6 years we have a beautiful little girl, we live together and all of our finances are tied together. The issue is... I fe...

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Money, Work, Housework, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

PLS ADVICE,AM COFUSED

posted Sat 25, Apr 2015 at 1:23pm

hi,afternoon. am confuse. I have a girlfriend who we just started dating 3 months ago. I have good intentions for her and wanna walk in love with her and she also say the same thing also. I believe...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Anybody online now?

posted Fri 24, Apr 2015 at 10:44pm

Getting so annoyed at the moment and just want to cry... My fiance is literally so selfish and I don't know what to do anymore, he expects me to drop everything for him yet he won't do the same. He...

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Money, Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Something changed.

posted Fri 24, Apr 2015 at 6:24pm

We've been together nearly 4 years. I depend on him for so many things, but my attraction toward him is drifting away and I care for him the same but different. If that makes any sense. I feel like...

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HELP!! Propose BEFORE Older Brother?!!

posted Fri 24, Apr 2015 at 4:01pm

So my boyfriend’s brother is 12 years older than my boyfriend and been in a relationship with his girlfriend for 5 years now. They’ve lived together for a few years now, but he has not proposed yet...

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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

End of the road. .

posted Fri 24, Apr 2015 at 3:58pm

Long story short, she dumped me, deleted me from every contact and changed her phone number after the last fight we had over the phone. The fight was about me trying to get her back. So in the end ...

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Work, Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, A Psychologist's Perspective

confused as hell

posted Fri 24, Apr 2015 at 11:03am

ok started seeing someone in january she split with her ex a year ago they have a 3 year old and he owns the house that she lives in,he is in the forces and comes home at weekends and whenever he f...

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any advice wud help...brokenhearted n feelin like a fool

posted Thu 29, Jul 2010 at 8:38am

im 21 years old n have been wiv my partner since i woz 16 we r engaged n have a 3 yr old. things were brilliant in the begining but ova time he has slowly fallen out of love with me he wudnt notice...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Cheated one too many times

posted Thu 29, Jul 2010 at 12:22pm

I met my boyfriend 5 years ago online - we started talking on a chat site and it was 8 weeks before I would agree to even meet him. We met up, got on fine and carried on seeing each other. At first...

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Affairs and Jealousy

what next?

posted Thu 29, Jul 2010 at 8:52pm

I have been with my partner for 16yrs and have 3 great children. The problem is that things between me and my partner have gone down hill, I want to spend time with her and do things together but ...

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

What is his problem?

posted Sun 1, Aug 2010 at 2:33am

A few years ago my husband admitted to having an affair with his brothers wife. This happened many years ago when we were younger, had i known about it then i would have left him. He said that was ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Relationship hanging by a thread and im struggling to know why

posted Sun 1, Aug 2010 at 9:31pm

My gf broke up with me about 9 months ago and i left the UK , went over the the US , met a girl , everything was really good and i had got on the way to getting over her. Previously to this i had ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

My boyfriend is angry and we're not doing too well

posted Mon 2, Aug 2010 at 10:19am

Hello, I'm here because I'd really appreciate some advice from people outside of my relationship and family. It's quite a long story but I'll try to stick with the most important issues. Me ...

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

stay or go ?

posted Mon 2, Aug 2010 at 2:53pm

i have been with my husband since i was 15, he was 24, from day one really our relationship has been bad, dont know why i stayed with it he was always very persistant, coming to my house where i li...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

is happiness possible?

posted Tue 3, Aug 2010 at 10:09am

I'll keep to the short version. If anyone has any advice I'd be pleased to hear from you. I've been married for close on a couple of decades to someone who I have always loved, and always been ...

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

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

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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

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

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

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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