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Should I keep waiting?

posted Sat 20, Dec 2014 at 7:55am

My guy gave me the "I need space" talk months ago and continues to confuse me more and more. We were best friends before we got involved. To be fair, he was upfront that he was (and I quote) "terri...

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Work, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My wife is a control freak and it's pushing me away...

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 10:03pm

I apologize in advance. This may get lengthy.. So just over a year ago I moved to the states. Long story short my wife and I have known each other for about 12 years. Talked on and off. We've al...

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Money, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

boyfriend cheated but I still want him

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:54pm

So I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years. It took him almost 1 year to win me over. I didn't love him at first but now I do deeply. and I know clearly he has loved me deeply too. We have had am...

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boyfriend is with someone else but still loves me

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:25pm

So I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years. It took him almost 1 year to win me over. I didn't love him at first but now I do deeply. and I know clearly he has loved me deeply too. We have had am...

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Letting go

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 12:46pm

I am a married woman with 6 children . My husband is a great dad and husband, But not as affectionate or caring as I would Like. After a 2 year friendship with a 22 Year old , friend of the f...

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i dunno if i want to continue with the relationship

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:10am

i am in relationship with my partner for about 5 years now. we are not married nor do we are living together nor do we have kids. we were planning to get married next year and we are unofficially e...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

My spouse does not show me any affection or intmacy

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 2:51am

I lived with my wife for over 30 years with very little to no intimacy. People say why don't you leave her but she is a good person, good mother and a good friend. She just has a lot of trouble wit...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

is it wrong to want more?

posted Wed 17, Dec 2014 at 8:16pm

I've been with my partner for just over 4 years, we have a child together but 3 times every year he gets distant and I find out he's been talking to other girls wanting sex. The last time he did it...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Is it right to try and get back in contact?

posted Wed 17, Dec 2014 at 10:52am

OK, I was in a relationship for 5 years but it ended badly about 6 months ago-she cheated on me and then when I found out, wouldn't discuss it and just threw me out- She just wont talk to me and af...

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Life transitions

its not all bad

posted Tue 16, Dec 2014 at 11:48pm

So im kind of with this guy iv been with properly for nearly 5 years and things have fizzled to the point where we are kind of friends now so we have an agreement where i can see but not have sex w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

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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

Help

posted Mon 16, Aug 2010 at 5:21pm

I have been in a relationship with my partner for the last year. At first we lived in the same town and this was brilliant, as most relationships are when they first begin, we spent all of our time...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

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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