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She's my best friend and I love her so much, but I want to leave?

posted Fri 29, Aug 2014 at 5:46am

This might be long, sorry in advance. For starters, I'm bisexual. My girlfriend and I have been dating for almost 2 years now. We started dating the year after we graduated high school, and it's co...

Tags: bisexual,college,indecisive,worry,perfect relationship,best friends,stay together,break up
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Clear my mind

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 8:10pm

Hey everybody. This is my story: I have been 'dating' a guy for 5 months now and he has me all smitten!! We are not official as wanted to get to know each other before anything serious. He is m...

Tags: dating,confused,serious,fallen
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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Confused and getting depressed about LDR

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 5:50pm

I have been with my GF for nearly 8 years 5 of which have been long distance. I am 27 and this is the first long relationship I have had. we recently had an argument over future plans that has left...

Tags: long distance
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fears of burning out ( long post)

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 4:21pm

Hi guys I was hoping someone could give their opinion on the matter or even share their personal eperiences because I'm lost. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 months and the way things wor...

Tags: moving too fast,falling in love,first relationships
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She is my friend, my grilfriends friend and I slept with her.

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 4:08pm

Here is my problem, i can t talk about this to my friends because of the awkwardness of the situation. My GF is away for holidays and I m staying in her flat to look after her cat. Her best frie...

Tags: Sleeping,friend,girlfriend,cheating,awkward;help,night,erotic,sexual,attraction,friendship
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Sex and Affairs

This Guy I "Dated" Briefly Keeps Popping Back Up in My Life, IDK How 2 Handle It

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 5:31am

So sorry about the length but please take the time to read this all. I have known this guy for as long as I've known my current bf. I chose MY bf because I felt like we were so much alike and he ma...

Tags: boyfriends,confused,dating,long-distance
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Husband doesn't seem to love me

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 11:31pm

Hi all, We've been together over 10 years and married for 2and a half years. We have a child just under 1. I have found maternity leave hard at times as we've no family anywhere near and no frien...

Tags: Marriage problems
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Help

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 10:14pm

Hi everyone I really need some advise! I have been seeing this guy older than me (in his 40s and single) for about 2 years. We met at work which as you can image could be quite difficult at times,...

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Work, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Could it have been cheating??

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 6:26am

Heres the story- My girlfriend or so i think have been together for almost 6 years now, and living together for 5, I am 27-shes is 28. The first 3 years were great then it turned almost in to a ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Mixed messages

posted Tue 26, Aug 2014 at 8:32pm

Me and my boyfriend have been in a long distance relationship for about a year now. Everything has been going great we see each other as much as possible and it's not a problem for us. But the las...

Tags: Distant,long distant relationship,acting weird,bipolar,depressed,confused
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please help! this is a long one! life story! lol

posted Tue 27, Jul 2010 at 12:39am

hello, as you can see im decision lol, i really do need help with making some. the story starts from when i was 17 (now 22), i have been in and out of relationships like a yo-yo since then, and h...

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Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

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

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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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