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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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Relationship mess- please help

posted Tue 17, Jan 2012 at 11:54am

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 and a half years. I have been divorced for 6 years after my partner left me and my 2 children. My boyfriend has been seperated just over 3 years after his wife l...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Mixed Families

Arguments / near to the edge

posted Wed 18, Jan 2012 at 7:40pm

Me and my girlfriend have been together for a year and a half, first it was great getting to know each other it was fun then we started to have small arguments, we should always sort it out, now it...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Feelings outside a long-term relationship

posted Sat 21, Jan 2012 at 12:41am

I'm brand new here - finally decided I needed some help from many different sorts of people. I've been in a long-distance relationship for about a year and a half now. I'm very serious about my ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

How can I trust again?

posted Wed 25, Jan 2012 at 12:09pm

I've been with my boyfriend for about a year now. I LOVE him with all my heart. Things have started to get pretty serious now and he says he thinks that im the one for him. He's had a lot of previo...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

he can't forgive me

posted Mon 30, Jan 2012 at 5:16pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 8 years and he says he can not trust me. This has been ongoing since we first got together. We have split up a lot of times and the most recent was only 3 months a...

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Relationship confusion

posted Tue 31, Jan 2012 at 5:50pm

I was with my ex fiancee since we were 14 years old, he broke up with me after 3 years together I was devestated. After 8 months apart he txd me saying he still loved me and after alot of talking w...

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Need a clear direction

posted Wed 1, Feb 2012 at 9:41am

I've been with my boyfriend for a little over 8 months now, and things have been going smoothly up until recently. As of late, I've started to feel somewhat neglected and quite frankly, unimportant...

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Finding Time for Each Other

What do I do? (Advice wanted)

posted Wed 1, Feb 2012 at 2:57pm

Quick bkgrnd: I'm 23, he's 21. I have a 4year old and it isn't with him. We've been living together for 3 years (less than a year when he ended his last romantic fling), known each other for almost...

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

A difficult situation

posted Sun 5, Feb 2012 at 12:00am

New member here, About 5 months ago I started university, I'm a mature student studying on a course were the majority of people are 30+. Shortly after starting (about a month) I met a girl in...

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Making a Commitment

Husband has blocked me out

posted Sun 12, Feb 2012 at 11:33am

My Husband and I have had a very hard last 2 years, we cared for his niece for 18months, due to family issues and social services becoming involved. Then I made the decision that I could no longer...

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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

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