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Stick with my new partner?

posted Tue 21, Nov 2017 at 11:57am

So I'm currently in a situation where I'm now living with my new girlfriend that I love dearly but I'm finding it very hard to settle and move on after the breakdown of my marriage. I was with ...

Tags: new relationship,marriage break up,kids
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Mixed Families, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Am I being naive and minimizing the weight of the issue?

posted Mon 20, Nov 2017 at 2:51pm

My girlfriend and I have been off and on over the course of the last 4 years. One thing that really pushes her away is the status of my children. I am divorced, but my ex-wife somehow got it in t...

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Future, Marriage.

posted Sun 19, Nov 2017 at 8:50pm

Need some advice please. I am over seven year's with my partner who I love very much. But his views for the future is different from mine. I want to get married and start a family together. He does...

Tags: Future,Marriage.
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Becoming a Parent, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships

I fear it's the end

posted Sat 18, Nov 2017 at 9:57pm

Hello, I feel slightly uncomfortable about writing here but I'm really stuck and could really do with an outside opinion that wouldn't be biased. I really don't know what to do anymore, I must b...

Tags: Relationship,breaking,up,troubled,end,the,help,need
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Do I make an effort to take him back?

posted Thu 16, Nov 2017 at 7:58pm

Last week, I discovered a 'secret' mailbox that my husband was sharing with another woman. She is married, she has kids she is much older than me and definitely physically not more attractive than...

Tags: heart break,cheating,confusion
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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

My partner has vertually lost interest in making love.

posted Wed 15, Nov 2017 at 10:34pm

I am a 62 year old male, my partner is a 57 year old female. We have been together for nearly14 years, for the first 8 years things were good. My partner and I do not have make love hardly at all ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Sexually aggressive fiancee freaking me out

posted Wed 15, Nov 2017 at 4:25pm

Hello, I am 34 years old guy. I got introduced to my 34 year old fiancee through an arranged marriage setting. On our first meeting, she mentioned she's very spiritual and is very influenced by a l...

Tags: sexual aggression fiancee
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Apathy problem

posted Tue 14, Nov 2017 at 11:59pm

Hello I need some relationship advice.. My girlfriend this last month is apathetic.. when we are together is all fine and fun but then when she goes home, she doesn't want to see me or text me.. ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

In love with my best friend, but he has a girlfriend. What should I do?

posted Mon 13, Nov 2017 at 10:04pm

Hi guys! I'm in a situation and I just have absolutely no idea what to do! My best friend Tom and I have known each other since high school (just over 12 years now), and have been super close...

Tags: Relationship,love,best friend,confused,desire,problem,help
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Attached to my ex and his kid, but falling in-love with another man

posted Mon 13, Nov 2017 at 6:21pm

So, I started work as a live-in nanny in July 2016. My children and i were provided for in basic needs such as housing and living expenses in return I kept up the home and took care of his daughter...

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Housework, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

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Can a man who beat his girl become normal again???

posted Sat 26, Nov 2011 at 4:33am

Hi First of all, just wanna precise that english is not my native tongue so I may do some mistakes in my writing, sorry about that. But still, I need advices so here I am. It s 2 years since I ve...

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Making a Commitment

I've had enough

posted Sun 27, Nov 2011 at 1:33pm

Yet again my partner has blocked me out, refusing to talk to me, giving me the silent treatment and all that entails. I have been with her for nearly 16 years and pretty much this is how she rea...

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My controlling relationship is bringing me down

posted Thu 1, Dec 2011 at 8:11pm

Hi, I have been with my partner for over 2 years now but just over a year ago I made a mistake and was unfaithful to him whilst he was abroad. I feel disgusted with what happened and would never ev...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

how do I improve my sex life?

posted Thu 8, Dec 2011 at 9:38pm

Hi i am 21 year old girl and my boyfriend is 22 we have been together for 7 months now. Our sex life was good at first but its kinda getting bored for my boyfriend in my opinion. I am not very exci...

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

lost and confused.

posted Thu 15, Dec 2011 at 12:12pm

Hi folks, i stumbled over this site and was hoping to bend your cyber ears with my complicated relationship..any input would be more than welcome. Right here goes... im a 33 year old guy wh...

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

time for a change?

posted Thu 15, Dec 2011 at 1:09pm

OK, what I'm about to write will probably make me look like a terrible/useless/indecisive person, but I really would appreciate some insights. Several years ago I asked out my current partner. W...

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

Lesbian heartbreak

posted Tue 27, Dec 2011 at 11:26pm

We have been together for 10 years mostly happy and content and get on fantastically... I have 3 kids now 27 24 and19 none living at home. My partner has 2 now 36 and 24 none living at home. Our ma...

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Am I being selfish?

posted Mon 2, Jan 2012 at 6:39am

I've been with my husband for nearly 9 years. We have been married 1 1/2 years. He's the first (and only) boyfriend I ever had and things used to be great. Unfortunately, in recent years I can't h...

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

Do Relationship Breaks Work?

posted Thu 5, Jan 2012 at 7:55pm

I've posted on here a few times about my relationship and have had some great advice, but now it's really come to the crunch and we've pretty much split. To quickly summarise, I've been with my ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Can someone tell me its worth it, please?

posted Sun 15, Jan 2012 at 12:43pm

Long story short a guy hasn't really treated great me at the start of the relationship; he lied to me about seeing his ex. Nothing happened but I'm just insecure with them being friends and worried...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, 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

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 12:17pm

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

Newbie help please?

posted Mon 9, Jun 2014 at 9:50am

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

Seperated and heartbroken

posted Sat 7, Nov 2015 at 8:12pm

Looking for some advice as i just don't know what to do. Me and my Wife have been together for 8 years, Married for 4. When we 1st met we were so much in love, constantly kissing and hugging, we co...

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Money, Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

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 10:46am

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

Really long term relationship with major issues

posted Sun 8, Jun 2014 at 3:13pm

My heart goes out to all of you whose posts I read about problems in relationships of a few years or even a few months. Looking at it from the long perspective (over 40 years) I wish you all co...

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