I Am Confused About My Relationship

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    In the shadows of death I walk through the

    valley more frighten and alone than anyone could bear. The true enemy is within I've realized that for sometime and the key within myself. So much I have to learn so little I have changed. I'm not sure anymore which path to choose. My mother died in 2010 my father followed 2...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 18

    Ok. So I'm trying to decide

    if I should pursue a relationship with my best friend. We have been good friends for over 20 years and I've always had feelings for him. Recently I told him that I had feelings for him...he told me he loved me and felt the same way but he always messes up relationships and he...
    zippy80 zippy80
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 29

    Last night my girlfriend came home earlier

    than she ever has and caught me, na'ked, watching p'orn, and stroking it with a mask and snorkel on. There's not really much to say at that point. She walked right past me and went into the bedroom. I quickly turned the p'orn off, put on some pants, and took the mask and snorkel...
    jasonBK1 jasonBK1
    18-21, M
    Apr 20

    My husband and I are

    so distant sometimes I want to give up on the relationship. I take care of everything all bills, kids, cookung and I feel so much weight. we have been together since college and I never thought I would graduate and he wouldn't. I have two degrees and he doesnt. I keep reassuring...
    nessa30 nessa30
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    He is the love of my life.

    But he is not normal. He doesn't have normal ideas about what a relationship should by like. He doesn't think sex should be exclusive (but he is exclusive for me), he doesn't want to tell his parents we are together after 6 months. I wouldn't mind if it weren't because he...
    silvis silvis
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 26

    My husband and I have been married

    for two years. When together he is very jealous of others looking at me. I like to dress so others look at me. I travel a lot for business. Travel a lot with coworkers all guys and meet buyers mostly guys too. Lately husband been asking me if these guys like looking up my...
    janarun janarun
    22-25, F
    20 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    Life is full of surprises!

    So after all of your loving support here on EP, I thanked the Universe for the love this relationship blossomed in me, and decided to continue to love him as a friend, and appreciate what I learned and experienced. We're also business partners, (yes, business partners), and...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    I broke up with my ex a month ago

    and moved out of her place this weekend. Now that I am gone, she has done nothing but beg me to come back. It's taken her now out of the 2 years and 3 months we were together to realise that she never paid attention to my wants and needs in the relationship, while I bent over...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    My bf just said he said hope God will make his

    exwife change come home. Been 3 yrs since she left. We're in an relationship for 6 months. He said he loves me but yet if she was to return he'd go to her. She moved 24 hrs away with 3/4 kids. I don't wanna be second best. He just having issues to let go. Move on. Not sure...
    beforeverme beforeverme
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    ReemLucis ReemLucis
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 11

    In love with my best friend (a female)

    though I'm already married.
    WelshHornyMan WelshHornyMan
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    Ok ladies, I'm 50. Self employed

    and considered successful. I have a nice house, toys and outdoorsy stuff that I love doin. I cook , I do most of the housework, all the yard work with no complaints about it.I'm not terrible to look at and have lots of friends. I was with my 1'st wife from 15 to 40 years old. We...
    davidhartz davidhartz
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 4

    the worst part about being confused

    as to where you stand in a relationship, is fear of misinterpreting communication and then hurting the relationship. but if you ask too many questions about where you stand you risk becoming insecure. how do the relationship masters do it? those who make dating seem smooth...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19

    I got into a relationship last August with this

    guy i really like. and he likes me too. he is very genuine but also very realistic. we were good everything was perfect. however until in January he broke up with me, making up weird excuses.. but he keeps telling his friends that i love her but i dont have a future with her...
    alinaE alinaE
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 11

    How and why is it that you can see real sadness

    in his eyes but he acted like a jerk on the past. Now it seems like you abandoned him and he has no idea how it happened? When he "cares" about you and you don't believe it coz some of his acts proves otherwise so you shrug it off then you suddenly become the "bad guy" in the...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Apr 5

    I feel deep down I need to leave my boyfriend

    we have a terrible and abusive past and I know it isn't right and I feel more sad than happy with him most days. It's really toxic but I just can't leave at all. I try and I end up feeling alone and missing him so I can't ever do it. I really want to but it's so difficult. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    Ok, so i have or should i say i used to have a

    best friend until today. We had quite different personalities and some of our class mates then used to say our relationship was quite weird, but she said she didn't care so i decided to stand with her. We became best friends unexpectedly, towards our final exams and it had it's...
    4everoptie 4everoptie
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    what is your opinion?

    ok, first of all when I meet my bf. he had a girl he like so much, but that girl didn't like she liked him as a really good friend, and when I came along the picture, he had a crush on me.. then after that we started dating and he I guess forgot about her and is just friends...
    xojeexo xojeexo
    22-25, F
    Apr 20

    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
    5 Responses Jul 13, 2013

    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
    12 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    If you were me... what would you do?

    I met my boyfriend when I wasn't really looking.. tired of all the game playing and looking to settle down. He came along with baggage a divorce, two daughters, and finding out that his son was not in fact his with an ex gf. He lives an hour away in the country and I live in the...
    willowAnn2434 willowAnn2434
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    It all makes sense now!

    Found out he is/was cheating with at least 4 other women, one of whom is a friend. I guess he was too busy & it was important to keep things in the DL. Thank god I had a bad gut feeling and the last time I saw him was Oct 2nd & I had stopped initiating texts & calls & turned...
    Urbancowgirl Urbancowgirl
    36-40
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    Sleeping on the couch

    for week #3 now! Do you know how frustrating it is that I'm married, in love with and very attracted to my husband, yet because he is a liar and game player I have to avoid him? I'm falling out of love with him. One sleepless night at a time. He could probably care less. His...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    My love life just getting weirder

    and weirder. So long story short I met this guy a few months back. We totally hit it off, hang out lots together, kiss, make out even though he already have a long distance girlfriend. He hurt my feelings a lot of times but still I stay with him till the end. Before he left...
    Sal1603 Sal1603
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Here I am confused again!

    Dating in the social media world sucks and I'm too old for it I think.. So the guy I've been dating and I had a blow up. It's been 5 days and he's ignored my messages and call. Now not is he not only still ignoring me, he has posted two sets of photos, on two different days...
    Cmat2 Cmat2
    36-40, F
    Mar 28

    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
    6 Responses Sep 17, 2014

    To let go, or keep trying.

    6 years is so much to through away. But these feelings keep coming back. Ugh...... It's so confusing!!!
    SeekingGreatPerhaps SeekingGreatPerhaps
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    I feel like he treats me like a kid a lot.

    It's mainly in regards to drinking. He likes to stop when he just feels "buzzed", me on the other hand, I don't need to get drunk but I like to every now and then. Last night he made me some mixed drinks with vodka and I noticed this morning when we left that the bottle was...
    violetskynoise violetskynoise
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 27

    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

    hi am sheilah ,am 22 yrs old

    and a virgin worried about my relationship and my sex life. i have this guy i met in instagram and we became friends and then lovers. am in kenya he is in dubai. when ever we chat or skype i have a feeling he is the man i want and that has come up to where i find myself horny...
    gathii gathii
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 23

    A friend was over and she told me about this

    guy her brother was friends with. How he's a great guy and told me to add him on Instagram... So I did. He added me back liked some of my pictures and messaged me telling me I'm beautiful. We started texting a very little bit... He just got home from boot camp and was only home...
    Klm7239 Klm7239
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18

    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
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2012

    I am in love with her,

    but she obviously no longer feels the same :/
    jo666 jo666
    31-35, M
    Sep 10, 2015

    Sometimes I'm confused about my relationship -

    there are day's I love him... Day's I hate him, and day's where I am completely numb to him and our situation and wish I could just run away from everything... His kid's are such a handful, although I love them very much.. His family are slowly trying to make it clear they...
    Ekv17 Ekv17
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 26

    So after 10 weeks of being seperated my husband

    wants me to go back to rebuilding a friendship with him to see if we can recapture tbe love and true friendship that we seem to have lost..i can sense that he still loves me but is scared to show it but its very confusing...i will take the journey and only hope that we can find...
    kylieheartbroken kylieheartbroken
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    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, 2014

    I'm so stressed out about my life right now,

    I love my boyfriend and I don't want to break up with him but I really want to change my life and be happy. The last time I was really happy was when I lived in another state, we lived close to the beach ( my happy place ) and although I still had no friends or anything I was...
    Ekv17 Ekv17
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 23

    My neighbor and I talked dated

    and spent all our time together for 3 years it was rocky but I stood there cause I knew I would never find a man like that but I wasn't in love. Or was I? Confused because I felt smothered by him I asked him to give me some space so I could think this thru. HE refused to and...
    hazelsweet72 hazelsweet72
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 15

    Why is it that whenever someone starts catching

    feelings for someone, doubts and confusion usually flooded their mind right after? It's also the same when someone catches feelings for you. We can't enjoy that magical moment and the feelings brought by it because the fear or it being just a beautiful illusion on our mind takes...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Apr 4

    I don't even know where to begin.

    ... Spent two days and two nights with my ex boyfriend(I'll call him Jake)... He and I dated for a month and then I moved hundreds of miles away and haven't seen him in 6 months... I told him I loved him back then and he told me he loved me when we reconnected a few weeks ago. He...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 8

    So I love my boyfriend don't get me wrong he's

    a wonderful person. I just don't know if I love him the same anymore. I'm super bored with our relationship there's a lot of fighting and frankly he can never make me have an ******.
    Taytay8128 Taytay8128
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    Feel free to give me advice

    if you are in something similar, or were strugling with something like this. I found my soul mate, and for almost 10 years, I didn't want anyone else. Then about almost two years ago, we agreed to try giving polyamorus a try, because he was developing feelings for another...
    Aeryn90 Aeryn90
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 29

    Dating a 50 year old man I'm 25.

    .... HAVEN'T HAD SEX IN 2 YEARS!!! help
    Bri1989 Bri1989
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    when a relationship is damaged once,

    it's forever damaged!
    pgalsh pgalsh
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2015

    I'm in a somewhat relationship.

    ..some will understand and some will not, I am the other woman, looking from the outside in and people who have not experienced it will not get it, but I've already known where I stand I really try not to get in the way and in a sense oxymoron kind of way I respect his real...
    Needtoknow73 Needtoknow73
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 3

    Gosh I feel like an idiot

    for asking this but here goes. I've been seeing a guy for about two months, it's not serious but isn't just a date either. We really like one another and have chosen to take things slow. We are friends on Facebook. I sent him a message Sunday and called him. It's Tuesday and he...
    Cmat2 Cmat2
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 15

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    cyberpaul18 cyberpaul18
    26-30, M
    Mar 31

    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
    5 Responses Apr 21, 2014

    Its like the two of us talk everyday,

    but it seems that he likes someone else. He says we r still great friends, so what do you guys think? He's going to a different school then me next year and idk if we might become a thing? Comment below on what you guys think. Thanks!
    dogcrazy5 dogcrazy5
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 14

    I am in the Air Force

    and I am about to leave for my first deployment. I have been seeing this guy for five months and from day one he knew that I was going to be deployed. I told him we should not get too serious because I was leaving for six months. He agreed but then we started to hang out more...
    w1131 w1131
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 4

    The guy I've been seeing

    and I had a blow up 3 days ago. He left upset. I called and text him that night and he has ignored my calls and text. I haven't tried contacting him again. The blow up was over nothing, typical right, but he was really mad? Now I'm mad he's ignoring me. It's so childish...
    Cmat2 Cmat2
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 26

    I recently let a man move in with me

    who i fell in love with he has an ex dat wont go away i luv him but i catch him textin her and i believe he goes to her house i wanna be with him but he has hurt me a lot and i wanna leave him alone.....
    Tieisha Tieisha
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 26

    Sometimes I really wonder what the **** is

    going on in this relationship, TALK ABOUT DOUBLE STANDARDS! If it wasn't for my son I'd have ran away long ago!! Single life was so much fecking easier !!
    Trance1999 Trance1999
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015

    I finely got pissed off

    and start hating my ex .finally after a year
    hasank hasank
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 31

    I'm about to meet the Lady I pledged to marry.

    that was 2 yrs ago. we've fought since then. a lot. but in doing so we have avoided those fights later in life - we will simply understand by then. we are each fighting the others weaknesses with them, wishing only the best for them, fighting their battles in our ways. but we...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    My boyfriend doesn't care

    when I cry, he doesn't care when I'm mad, he just doesn't care he doesn't get jealous, he doesn't have sex with me, and Idk if he even wants to be with me?
    hungrybish hungrybish
    18-21, F
    20 Responses Apr 17

    About 2 years ago, I got out of a really bad

    relationship. One of my best friends wasted no time. Just weeks after, he kissed me and asked me to be his girlfriend. I was in no way ready for a relationship, but I was depressed and figured he would be a good boyfriend because he was already my best friend. I did something...
    laurennhem laurennhem
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
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