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He's not out

posted Fri 1, Aug 2014 at 10:33am

I met a guy on my year abroad and we fell in love. Eventually I had to go home and we started a long distance relationship. We Skype every day and we talk when we can. However I'm worried about...

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

Friendship seemed to be heading to romance when "BAM"

posted Fri 1, Aug 2014 at 3:03am

I'm 54, divorced with a teen son, and been living with a woman for 9 years. We are no longer romantically attach and basically stay together to share expenses. About 4 or 5 years ago I met a wom...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Sex and Affairs

I don't trust his female friend. Am I crazy?

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 11:21pm

Hi guys. I'm new here... I can't discuss this with anyone in my life, so *really* I hope you can help me wrap my head around this problem. Lately, I've been stressed by a new addition in my boyf...

Tags: trust,cheating,friend of opposite sex
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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships

Breaking up

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 9:36pm

I am a 31 year old female and I've been with my male partner for 7 years. We've been living together for 2 years. Recently we've been drifting apart, we never seem to spend any time together and ha...

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at a lost with the love of my life

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 9:13pm

I am a thirty one years old male, my woman is thirty three, we share a home and split the rent which on my part is not that much. I am on ssi with a neurological disease and she carries the load wi...

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Money, Work, Housework, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Confused

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 4:30pm

Our relationship have been of 1yr 3 months. Last day we were talking on phone about various topics. He usually loves to boast off to me on how all girls are lined up for him. I don't mind these ant...

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

Sexless Relationshp

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 3:19pm

We are a disabled couple and have been thoether for nearly five years. I am a visually impaired male and my partner is physically disabled (female). I feel that we are not having regular sex and w...

Tags: Sex
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Finding Time for Each Other

My ex boyfriend was a compulsive liar but I blame myself and want him back?

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 4:04pm

We first started dating in Jan 2014 and we soon were an item everything was perfect. Troubles started the following month when I discovered he had used Omegle to contact another girl who lived in...

Tags: liar
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Affairs and Jealousy

Overreaction or deserved Response??

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 11:33am

My partner was upset by the fact that a friend of ours, more mine, passed on some important news to other friends that wasn't there's to pass on. I was about to meet said friend later that week and...

Tags: argument,overreaction
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

DeadBeat Boyfriend or Girlfriend with Impossible Expectations

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 7:18pm

*LONG POST!* I am a 24 year-old university graduate with a full time job that has given me full medical, dental, and partial vision benefits, life/death insurance, a retirement savings plan, an...

Tags: deadbeat,boyfriend,girlfriend,expectations,compromise,unhappy,unequal,marriage material
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Money, Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

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Jealousy issues with bf

posted Tue 1, Nov 2011 at 6:45pm

Ive been with my bf for almost 9 years, and although i've always been a jealous person i feel like its now getting out of hand. Just some background info... Years ago I found out he was having an i...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is He Leading Me On? I Really Care About Him ...

posted Fri 25, Nov 2011 at 12:15am

Hi all, I'm in need of some relationship advice. I'm feeling really blue about this. So here it is: I've known this wonderful guy for over a year, and was previously with another guy but knew hi...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

help - we just cant talk without arguing

posted Wed 24, Sep 2008 at 1:12pm

My fella and I have been together for 8 years and have children together. Over the past 4 years we have be gradually been drifting apart with issues from work , neighbours from hell and me not sle...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Shoul I Leave Him?

posted Tue 1, Nov 2011 at 10:09am

Hi Guys Im Kinda New To This Site... Okay So Im 16 And Going out with a guy who is 25 ( Yes 9 Years InBetween Us.) 3 Days Ago Was His Birthday, so as usual he picked me up from school with his car...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I met another guy during a break up, but now my bf and I are back together, help!

posted Mon 21, Nov 2011 at 5:37pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and 5 months now. The majority of that time we have lived together also. We've had ups and downs that have led us to break up several times (his fa...

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

confused

posted Thu 8, Dec 2011 at 2:31pm

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 4 and a half years, we are both only 20 so started dating when we were 16. 10 days before we got together my boyfriend broke up with me and we had been to...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Boyfreind caught masturbating in bed while I'm asleep

posted Mon 23, May 2011 at 11:40am

Hi new to this! But just wondering. Iv been with my boyfreind for 6months now and we live in our own flat. Everythings great etc and Yesterday we had sex during The day, and I fell asleep in bed ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

webcam

posted Sat 28, Jan 2012 at 10:12am

I have been in a relationship with my partner for a year and moved in with him 3 months ago. I have just discovered that he is a member on a swinging website and that he masturbates online over a w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Is it him or me???

posted Tue 13, Mar 2012 at 10:51pm

I've been with my partner for over 7 years and we have a young baby now and I'm back at work, I went back only weeks after her birth and I'm trying to juggle home work and baby. We have exchanged ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Partner has fallen out of love with me

posted Wed 11, Apr 2012 at 12:30am

I was with my partner for 3 and a half years. We split up 3 weeks ago. Things weren't going well for a while and I could feel that we were going to break up but it just doesn't feel real at the mom...

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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

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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