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I Am Confused About My Relationship

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    Different Is Scary Sometimes

    I know what a healthy relationship is, but apparently I am confused by it. I'm used to the sort of man that has to be all affectionate in public in order to tell everyone that I am his and in turn gets upset when attention of any kind is payed to another man. Of course this is a...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    Through my life i have been hurt

    so many times by so many different people and circumstances. With almost every hurt i shattered like glass, i felt broken and worthless like there was no point to continue on but i didn't give up. i still tried it was never as fully as it had been before but i still tried. I...
    rainbowbreakdown rainbowbreakdown 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'd like to start off by saying I met my

    boyfriend 6 years ago before he had any kids, him and I were just friends at the time. In that time he was seeing someone although he claims he was never really dating her but having a "sexual relationship" with her. When we started to pick up feelings for one another it was the...
    SeniaV SeniaV 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's not really a relationship,

    you just keep coming and going as you please, selfish bastard but I still welcome you back
    Mka1989 Mka1989 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Please, take the time to read my last post.

    I am in serious need of some wise advice. Regardless of the ex, just on my current situation alone, I spend every minute of the day trying to come up with the right answer but nothing seems to be the light at the end of the tunnel. I just want to be happy again but I don't know...
    Beth0888 Beth0888 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 5

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    So when you first start dating your into

    that person. the distance is hard working as adults having full time jobs . Then you realize that the update in texting like " I'm with so and so , or I'm heading out to here , or I'm doing this , those text messages stop from both of you ... Then you realize things are...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i have been married 2.

    6 years, and feel done. and scared. of the loneliness that is to follow. i remember how done i was with relationships that seemed to go nowhere. then when i met my husband, despite not being completely convinced, and all the signs were there, i was 28, and just wanted to be...
    andthentherewaslight andthentherewaslight 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Ok I need guys opinion on this pleaseeeee .

    .. So there's this guy I went to middle and high school with ... We never spoke or hung out until 2 years ago I added him on FB I do remember he was always shy so I wasn't surprised when he told me he never had a gf we started talking ( I was newly divorced) we hung out and I...
    Newyorkgal89 Newyorkgal89 22-25, F 17 Responses Jan 19

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    I've been in a relationship with my girlfriend

    for a year and a half now. I love her to death. I always had a thing for girls and I knew that from an early age. The thing is, where I come from there is no way I can tell anyone that I like girls and I can never marry her and she knows that as well. We love each other very...
    NouraRN NouraRN 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I dont know if my marriage will last.

    My husband unknowly made me pick between him & my parents. I feel like my father who I was really close with has pretty much disowned me. My relationship with my husband has changed. I dont look at the same anymore. Hes tried to be affectionate but I cant return the emotions. I...
    TriniLove TriniLove 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    How can I get my lesbian ex back?

    We were best friends for about a year before we decided to date. We fell hard and fast for each other. We dated for about four years and have lived together at college. We broke up about four month ago now. It was a mutual decision that we should go back to being best friends...
    helpplease12 helpplease12 22-25, F Jul 31

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    Please answer if you are me,

    would you risk investing your time, care and emotions to a "unsure" relationship? I mean due to my bf's issue with her ex wife there is a possibility we aren't going to be in real. But he said he will do anything possible for us.
    UOLAUC UOLAUC 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    Reluctant To Share

    I am a bit scared/reluctant/ashamed (take your pick) to post in this group . . . .  I am not so sure if this is a good thing or if my sharing will only open up a can of worms that will come back to haunt me later?I have been putting off to post here since the first day I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    I have been married for 10 plus years.

    I love my husband but not sure that I am in love with him (so cliché - I know!). He drinks too much and its a constant issue with us. He refuses to think he has a problem even though he drinks to excess daily. I have become very health conscious and concerned with my...
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    Torn.

    There is way to much to be said about my relationship. We've been together two years now. I was so blinded by the "in love high" that many of us experience when we first meet that special person. I connected with him, and went with the flow. I ended up here. In some cases, a lot...
    jadedprettygirl jadedprettygirl 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Mixed Signals

    Just as love's turning to hatred, Just when I think I've had enough, Just before my heart freezes over, He'll make some small gesture of love, He'll redeem himself. Flowers just because, A hug or kiss out of the blue, Calling just to ask how my day is, A sudden showing of respect...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Me and this but were basically together.

    We were best friend talked all the time and loved each other. One day I just started acting mean and rude towards him. He still stuck by me... I acted rude again for no reason... Then he just stopes talking for me. We didn't talk much after that. Then life stuff happened we didn...
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I've been dating this guy

    for almost 4 years, I am 29 years old and gave my virginity to my boyfriend at 28 - as I wanted to give it to the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. The last year he has been very aggressive and also struggles with drugs, I struggle to trust him about anything...
    charlenekleyn1 charlenekleyn1 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    If you don't want me anymore,

    just say it, dude. Don't keep me hanging around. I'm a big girl. You don't want me? Tell me and I will never bother you again. Feckin asshowle. Just who do you think you are. This "relationship" is just giving me frequent and totally unnecessary heartaches. Gawddammit. I don't...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    I'm all better now. He was really bold

    and I wasn't ready for it. Were okay now. But I told him I will not hesitate to end it, if he decides to ask for THAT again... You think I'm kidding? Try me.
    KittyKatLuvsYhu KittyKatLuvsYhu 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    My boyfriend of 9 months cuts himself

    when I try to end it with him. I know he's not right for me and it has nothing to do with his depression and cutting. I am feeling really guilty about leaving. I always do and I end up getting back with him. I don't know what to do. I do love him still but I know he's not right...
    hanna135 hanna135 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    My wife has completely transformed into a

    person I do not know nor want to know. Everything is different, but not for the better. Do I try to find out what's really going on? Could it be in influences of friends? Someone new? I cant tell and have immense animosity because the relationship is intentionally being...
    uncertaintime99 uncertaintime99 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 23

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    Maybe this is an inappropriate group

    because i love the relationship me and hubby share. With only one downfall and that is him working nights....which leaves me with lonesome nights and i think he cause of my insomniac :(
    SweetlipsSarah SweetlipsSarah 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am to nice to leave the guy I am with.

    I want to break up but have not because I will feel bad. I know he will be devastated, so I just keep on with him. I don't know how to tell him.
    dylanlie dylanlie 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I've been in a relationship with my guy

    for almost 2 years. He's 42, I'm 23. We live together in his apartment. We get along pretty good. We like a lot of the same things. I guess you could say we complement each other. We share a checking account, my student account. Twice the account has been overdrawn by almost $1...
    justmoe justmoe 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm changing....and we're not.

    My desires are changing. Just everything. I'm 25 now and we've been married for 5 years. He's all I know. We started dating when I was 16 and broke up when I was 18 but we stayed friends and hung out . At 19 we got back together and married when I turned 20 exactly two weeks...
    Thinkingonitmore Thinkingonitmore 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I have been with my gf

    for over 7 years since we were 19. I have lived with her for 2 years. While she has many flaws as I am sure I do too I can live with them and I have learned to love. I want to marry her but I can not tolerate her parents or the relationship she has with them. If I marry her all...
    Gloryhill11 Gloryhill11 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't know what my current status means.

    .. I think she loves me but then I thinks she doesn't want to be with me
    HeyItsJosh HeyItsJosh 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ever since my boyfriend told me he loved me the

    first time, he's said he wanted to be together forever. I was so surprised. I thought guys were all afraid of commitment, and we had only been dating for two months. Neither of us had ever been in a relationship before. At first, everything was great; I felt secure and I let...
    Veronicaculture Veronicaculture 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Earlier today after school,

    my best friend/ex boyfriend/current crush and I were waiting for his bus to arrive and went to talk to one of our friends. She also had a few others with her. One of them asked us if we were dating to which we said "No" and told her and the guy that was with her that we used to...
    LoveIsAConfusingThing LoveIsAConfusingThing 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Sorry babe.. I really dont know

    if she truly love me. I hope she tell me honestly what she feels in me.. Wait.. I think i'm just paranoid ..
    emily036 emily036 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Step Off!

    Learn to recognize the reg flags waving that you see in life, and pay attention to them.   It's clear about what he wanted and unfortunately it really was not so much about me, yet rather more about himself as hard as that is for me to know. He continued to check in on me to...
    AceofPentacles AceofPentacles 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Not True. I was never Confused about my any

    Relationship. My Heart is Clean as Crystal. I could see through the other persons. My Soul as Pure as it could be as a humble Allah's Slave.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Here we go again!! Traveling this week to

    Chicago with an old fat coworker. Be here all week. In unpacking my travel bag last night found some thigh hi and small thongs that i had not bought. Hubby put in my bag. I dont understand him wanting to wear this while on road.
    janarun janarun 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 29

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    Why do ppl show interest towards a person they

    are attracted towards and then stop? He used to call me everyday and txt me every morning and every night now he doesn't call or txt anymore? I called him once this week. When we first met he seemed quite interested in me..., now seems like it's whatever. I'm not gonna call or...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know where to start.

    ... I have been with my boyfriend now for 2 years. We have problems, we aren't perfect....we fight and we have different interests. We use to talk about Marriage and Kids, (I am 22, he is 31) but the more I think about it, I am definitely not ready for that kind of commitment. I...
    Thetroubledperfectionist Thetroubledperfectionist 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I recently started dating this guy

    who was persistent about having me around. He used to call me every morning and night. We both work so we see each other 2-3 times a wk. However, this last time we hung-out He started being an a** !(excuse my french) saying things like; I'm going to have to replace you! He...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 17

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    Most of the time, I feel like I am a terrible

    person. I am constantly in a relationship and always flip-flip with my feelings on whoever I am dating, and a lot of the times I will go back to the same men thinking I miss them. The next day, I regret going back to them and feel the need to escape. I lie to myself about my...
    EmbersIgnite EmbersIgnite 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 24

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    following up on my last post from yesterday,

    there are a few things I did leave out to get to the point of the history of my relationship and how I am feeling. Saturday night something happened that triggered a lot of these questions and mixed emotions. My boyfriend lives in a basement of a home, the landlord is a Crazy...
    SeniaV SeniaV 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Not exactly confused

    but rather worried about him. I am proud to let the world know my boyfriend is a United States Marine but sometimes it feels like he doesn't let people know I'm his girlfriend. Like is that normal?
    luisaacosta luisaacosta 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    My man works all day.

    .. We live together he is great to my kids and I (financially). My friend says be a mother before a women. Except he does things that make me want to leave., things that aren't right.... The little time we get to spend together he becomes someone else and does things that aren't...
    linlio linlio 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I need everyone's opinions,

    ... I have been dating a guy for 2 months. In the beginning it seems like he was more than eager to meet up with me, and our time spent together, made hours fly by like minutes. Ok, then, he goes back home (15hrs away) to visit family, and when he comes back is less enthusiastic...
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Every time I think we're over,

    I realize I love him. Every time I think I love him, I realize we're over. "Confused" is an understatement.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Recently married been together 5 years.

    My husband told me the other day he enjoys wearing adult diapers women's clothing and using ****** to pleasure himself anally. He also enjoys pegging. He told me pegging and me diapering him a two of his biggest fantasies. Iam totally shocked and grossed out. Iam plain vanilla...
    Wife28 Wife28 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 12

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    Its so confusing! It makes me sad

    and angry that I cant figure it out! WHY!?!?! WHY?!? WHY?!? Does the fridge have to be so damn far from my room :'( arggg its nit fair!!! I cant handle the long distance at night !!
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Background: I am married,

    we just celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary last week (have been together for almost 7 years though, and living together almost all of that time). I am 27, he is 31 - we've had our ups and downs but all in all, we are happy. We also just moved two months ago, and so...
    peachy127 peachy127 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm Not Sure Where It's Going

    Really confused, two nights ago I went to my wife's house to bring over our son. I went in and let him get settled up stairs and tucked him into bed, I went to say good bye and tried to give her a hug (I'm going to give you a hug goodbye) swiftly followed by her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 5, 2007

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    i've been dating this guy

    for two months and still i am confuse if he really likes me and want to be in a relationship with me,we barely talk on the phone, sometimes we're not gonna talk for a week, and most of the time he's not romantic, but in person he's more romantic than i am. I really like him and...
    tzfanya tzfanya 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    If a guy is interested he will show it correct?

    ! I mean, I know some guys are only interested when it's convenient for them... Well, I stopped talking to my boyfriend, I haven't seen him in three wks. I'm quite sure he is messing around.., He called me two days ago; I didn't even bother to answer. I txt him yesterday a short...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I am not his wife, I am not his mistress,

    I am not just his gf nor the mother of his son.. So, what am I to him? He wont give me any labels :-(
    SugarK SugarK 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    My boyfriend has stopped talking to me properly

    online, basically taking ages to respond and then his replies are crap, basically. I don't know what to do.
    Lilys3 Lilys3 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I feel like I'm sitting on the fence.

    I don't know if I should stay content where I am and not feel completely happy or satisfied or if I should risk it all and be alone. The idea of a new experience or life change sounds desirable...although I'm afraid of the bad that could happen with a blank canvas and no one...
    elissamay33 elissamay33 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 21