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I Believe In "being Equals" In Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    I think that every little thing you do in a

    relationship is counts for something such , bringing flowers to the special someone or knowing there favorite food or there favorite movie I think that the small make up the foundation of the relationship ! Always remember that the smallest things have a really BIG Impact...
    noahGb noahGb 16-17, M Jun 28, 2014

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    Being Equals Is About Sharing Love And Life

    My definition of being equals in a relationship is that it is not about you lead and I will follow; instead, it is about us going along in life side by side, hand in hand, each partner providing equal value, and each receiving equal respect.It is not about one partner being...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Words are nice, but too easy. I think it's little acts of kindness that build up and really make a difference in our relationships with others, so I have been working lately to be...
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    I know mine seems a lot better since I found her. I have to confess, I never really saw myself having a female best friend....kind of a sex fiend, so that always seemed a little...
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    I believe relationships just dont seem to last or work anymorr this generation scares me to get married because all my friends get bored in there relationships and want to try...
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    I think I have found someone worthy of being in a relationship with, but I am so afraid. Once I have something worth losing... Then what? I am used to breakups feeling inevitable...
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    How do you have relationships without inside jokes or funny moments or just messing around? I don't understand how that would work! If you watch people having conversations, you...
    awkwardaward awkwardaward 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Because I was in a very abusive marriage, I am scared to try again. It has been three years since I escaped. For the first year and a half, I didn't date at all. I only...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Bad relationships even marriages slowly creep up on you. starts out with little small things, like white lies, trust , getting over with sneeky things. This is a person showing...
    dizzylou dizzylou 46-50, F Aug 26

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    growing up I preferred spending time alone to being with so-called "friends". my family were even worse and treated me like sh/t under their feet, I guess because I wasn't...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 1 Response Aug 26

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    But what if we thought of the promise to be with someone as also being the promise to not ever be destroyed by it? It probably won't be intentional, this destruction, and it's...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I raised my two children alone after a seven year marriage ended. I worked a job in retail as a store manager. I had to work 50 hour 6 day work weeks. I had no help raising my two...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Failed Relationships do change people alot when i was primary 2 a girl confessed to me that i think i also like her cause its too young to understand love. But as we couple we go...
    jefeer jefeer 18-21, M Aug 25

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    Hoping and praying for the best.. It's sad in a country like mine, most gay relationships have to be an LDR.. And all those looking for a serious relationship know how tough that...
    simplychat simplychat 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I don't like serious relationships. I've had bad experiences. I do not like the baggage that comes with them. I'm a decent looking guy. Have some charm and social skills. But...
    someone901 someone901 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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    Okay..so this is kind of weird asking for advice like this,but I have no where else to go to..so here it goes. These last couple weeks me and my boyfriend haven't had sex..at all...
    Thalassian Thalassian 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    When It come to relationships, It is very hard, the beginning is good mixed with worries, the middle of it is convenient, the end is problem. I think I am good at most things I do...
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    It should be required of all women in CDD, DD and TiH relationships out of respect to all HOHs.
    MistiA MistiA 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm not here to bash my love. I miss her and I ****** up. She was beautiful, smart, witty, talented, and she has life by the balls. Did I mention beautiful? Am I on the pity pot...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I truly believe in interracial relationships. I have been in a few myself as well as other family members and some of my friends have done as well. I love seeing biracial babies...
    redheadedfemale redheadedfemale 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Always tell people you love that you love them. They weren't called "magic words" for no reason. And nothing can beat the assurance it gives in every relationships. :)
    Msfirefly Msfirefly 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My ex broke up with me a year ago. We were together for 12yrs. She left me for someone she was talking to online. I never really got any real closure. She treated me like trash...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M Aug 20

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    Love is love whether across the room or across continents. True love does not lessen when crossing time zones or seas. Mountains are no obstacle and neither should be the...
    LeChemineau LeChemineau 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    God I ******* hate long distance relationships :/ living 2 hours drive from my boyfriend sucks.. Even worse when I'm the only one with a car yet I can't even drive up and see him...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Dated a lot of girls in person, but the only one I ever actually fell in love with was a long distance relationship. We were both young and had absolutely no idea how to properly...
    Erizabesu Erizabesu 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    One of my favorite authors has this to say regarding intimacy: "... there can be no intimacy—emotional intimacy, spiritual intimacy, physical intimacy—without vulnerability...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I dated, well, not exactly dated, but made a very close friendship with my swim coach this summer. He's 15 and I'm 13 (my age is wrong) our swim team is a summer league, only two...
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    At 51, I'm thoroughly enjoying being afforded the opportunity to do this once again. I think most of us recognize and understand the importance of respect and trust in our primary...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 10 Responses Aug 19

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    They can be hard but I've seen them work. I've seen more fail and succeed but those that have succeeded seem to be as happy as close distance relationships.
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M Aug 18

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    Being in one myself it'd be weird if I didn't believe in them.
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hello me and my ex girlfriend were together for 12 years we had our ups and downs but stuck through it. In the 9th year together I bought us a home. We moved in and for three years...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M Aug 18

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    I suck at relationships because I basically just suck at being a person. I'm emotionally unstable. I can be violent. (Not physically). I have substance issues. I don't really like...
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    First there were squabbles with her. The time came when I could hardly wait for her message bubbles to come thru (still convinced that she is just taking the pi$$ out of me...
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