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He needs a breather

posted Tue 5, Sep 2017 at 11:29pm

We chatted for 2 years be for we meet, Spent 2 weekends together then found out I was pregnant and it's with twins, he lives about 4 hours away on a Island just out side of NZ. I was very clingy ...

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Becoming a Parent, Communications in relationships

Partner suddenly distant, says everything's fine but his actions say it isn't

posted Mon 4, Sep 2017 at 3:37am

I can't understand why, but my partner has suddenly (honestly, overnight) become incredibly distant, unaffectionate, and frankly it's bizarre. It began with me noticing he seemed off, and when I as...

Tags: ignored,no interest,distant,unusual behaviour,alone,avoiding,not affectionate
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Partner wanting to move away and live with his sister

posted Sun 3, Sep 2017 at 3:30pm

Hi, I have been with my boyfriend for a year. We have a fabulous relationship , he's more than I could have ever dreamed of . My kids love him and he's very loving , we are very close and agree...

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Child with additional needs and an intimacy devoid marriage

posted Thu 31, Aug 2017 at 7:21pm

I've been with my partner for nearly two decades. He has hardly touched me since we had a child. That's been nearly a decade ago. Our child has special needs. Around the same time I gave birth my m...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Country Sponsorship and challenges

posted Thu 31, Aug 2017 at 6:34pm

Here is a little back ground and question. We met online and talked for three months, then in person 5 or 6 times on a vacation type scenario. She is from another country and has now moved to be ...

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Money, Work, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Mixed Families, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Abuse, or just the way it is..?

posted Thu 31, Aug 2017 at 3:11pm

I just need a little insight other than my somewhat biased friends. I've been with my husband since February 2015. Our relationship has been full of ups and downs, with us breaking up/getting...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

I need advice. I feel like I'm going crazy!

posted Thu 31, Aug 2017 at 1:56pm

So I've been with my boyfriend for about 6 years. Two summers ago I had extreme anxiety about our relationship. I obsessed with thoughts like "do I really love him?" "Do I need to break up with him...

Tags: #love,#rocd,#anxiety,#relationship,#commitment
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective

I can't let go

posted Wed 30, Aug 2017 at 8:39pm

Hi everyone, I'm sorry if this seems long but I'm all over the place. Last year I broke up with my husband (mutual decision and we are still very amicable). I then started up I would say a flin...

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Communications in relationships

Do men play "hot and cold"?

posted Wed 30, Aug 2017 at 11:16am

Hi, I've been back in the dating "game" for a couple of years, and I'm seriously wondering whether men play games or not. I'm 29 and have been dating people my age or a couple of years older, in Lo...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Is she interested in me or does she just see me a friend?

posted Tue 29, Aug 2017 at 8:59pm

So, I've known this girl for like 2 years. She was in a relationship at the time. She added me on Facebook with a mutual friend of hers, and we talked a lot on in this group chat. She's not a bot o...

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Friends & Family

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I have a boyfriend but can't stop thinking about someone else. Help.

posted Fri 6, Feb 2009 at 8:32pm

Hi there. I have been with my boyfriend on and off for almost 6 years. He is my first love and i care greatly for him. The problem is someone ive known for many years also, we have always had a spa...

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

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

help - we just cant talk without arguing

posted Wed 24, Sep 2008 at 12:12pm

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

Boyfreind caught masturbating in bed while I'm asleep

posted Mon 23, May 2011 at 10:40am

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

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

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

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

Partner has fallen out of love with me

posted Tue 10, Apr 2012 at 11:30pm

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

My boyfriend cannot have sex and has low libido

posted Tue 25, Jun 2013 at 4:30am

My partner and I have been together for 6 months. He told me truthfully at the beginning of our relationship that he has several factors that seem to affect his ability to have sex. He had brain ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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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