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Everybody seems to have relationship problems. They may be with your "significant other", your kids or your parents. And sound relationship advice is hard to come by. Which is why we offer this forum for your relationship questions and answers.

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Tell Us What's Bothering You!

Here's the place to talk about it, and to ask for help from a couples counselor and others who've been there.

Please note: The advice and comments on this forum are not intended to be clinical treatment or constitute therapy. Contact a licensed marriage and family therapist if you need clinical help.

Read Other's Questions & Answers About Couples Issues.

Click on the links below to help others with their relationship problems, and read what a couples counselor thinks.

Am i over-reacting? Please help.. 
We have been married for about 6 years and have a 5 year old daughter together. My husband has a lot of female friends and i am usually fine with that. …

I messed up 
The other night, my fiance of 3 years went to bed to read her book while I stayed up and watched TV. I made a terrible decision, out of boredom, to relieve …

His Ex Sharing inappropriate information with me 
Hi! I'm in a weird position. My fiance's Ex and I are cordial. Every now and then she'll say things to him that are less than kind, but for the most …

Could you please advise me whats happening with my husband? Please save my marriage.  
I am an Indian girl recently married & by arranged. I am doing my PhD in the UK & my husband works in the US. We got married this June and I was with my …

Not a question anymore.of do I want to leave... it's a question of when. 
I've been in a relationship for 8 years. I met this man when I was 20 at a job I had. He is 10 yrs older than me and already had 4 kids with another woman. …

Confused on what to do after being abused  
So I have been married for almost 4 years, we have one son and she is currently pregnant. I don't know what to do. We started dating after high school …

My boyfriend has become very close to his sons girlfriend. 
My boyfriend is in his sixties, as am I. She lives with his son on the property. The son is very irresponsible. Does not work. Gets in trouble, etc. …

im just confused  
Ok. i've been with my finance for about 15 years now, we have two beautiful daughters together. He use to be so kind and so sweet and he would treat me …

He doesn't get it 
He doesn't get it. I been telling him since he laid his hands on our daughter and I got in his face. He said he didn't push her hard, however she had …

abusive relationship? 
Am I in a abusive relationship? he takes the lighter and gets close to me and tries to light it spark it. yesterday he took it and put the lighter next …

i'm so confused. how can I fix myself to fix my relationship? 
I live with my boyfriend. we have been together for 5 years now and have known each other for 15 years. we have 2 kids and are planning on getting married. …

the way he confusses me 
Well I've been here before so this should not be hard for me to do, but it really is because I have now come to know that when it comes to love, …

I am confused am I wrong 
I was a single parent of 3 two boys and a girl when I meet my current husband. He was perfect as far as I saw. He would help me with the chores, take the …

break up of 11 years  
i am 31 and my so-called ex is 41. we broke up in august but we have been together for 11 years. after he left me, we still talked every day. and now …

Am I in a abusive relationship? 
Am I in a abused relationship with my husband? I am a person who talks a lot but all of a sudden very quiet. My husband is a very caring man and responsible …

My husband is cyber cheating in secret 
I am not sure what to do… I just found out that my husband has been talking with a bunch of women online as well as sharing genital/full body pictures …

MARRIED FEMALE 
MY HUSBANDS OF 17 YEARS IS HAVING AN AFFAIR AND WANTS A DIVORCE. WE HAVE A SPECIAL DAUGHTER WHO HAS DOWNS SYNDROME AND IS TWELVE YEARS OLD. HE IS ALSO …

Should I stay married???? 
Long story shortened. . . I've been married for 10 1/2 yrs and have 4 kids with him. We have had a horrible marriage. Abuse of all sorts, separated more …

Pregnant Woman 
I've dated my partner for 3 months, then got pregnant. After that he lost his job, was arrested came out of jail, seemed to be lost in life, no longer …

What is the problem ? 
i have been with this guy for 5 yrs. just in the past 8 months he hasn't wanted to have sex or even kiss me like he used to do.

My relationship overall with my boyfriend 
It's a long story, but here we go. It all started two years ago ... when i first met my bf we just automatically hit it off!! Even though we only had one …

He's just not that into me... 
I am 25. He is 31. After 3 and a half years, I ended the relationship for multiple reasons, but mainly because his actions simply don't show that he cares …

All Guilty 
Hey there, I am in a relationship from the past year and we have already decided to get married. The problem here is that he knows about only one …

Is it normal to be neglected by his family and friends? 
When ur in a relationship, aren't u supposed to be close to the family and have mutual friends? Me n my bf have been together 3 years on and off. We've …

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TIRED 
TONIGHT MY BOYFRIEND FLIPPED BECAUSE I DID NOT MAKE DINNER AND THEN TOOK IT OUT ON MY SON

Am I The Crazy One? 
My boyfriend and i have been together for 2years now. The first year was amazing and he was everything to me. We couldn't get enough of each other. We …

Am I Wrong? 
My boyfriend of two years just asked me for space on Saturday because he feels verbally abused by me. It came about when he didn't answer my calls the …

Am Confused and Devastated 
Am a married woman and I got married June 2011. Exactly 3 months after my wedding, my husband traveled to USA for his MSc. Since then I haven't seen him. …

I Feel So Betrayed 
My partner of ten years has become best buddies with my ex-partner, the father of my two adult children. He has even employed him. And i have also discovered …

Forty-something and I know what I SHOULD do, but afraid to do it. 
I have been in a positive relationship with a wonderful man for four years. I love him, but I realize my love is starting to deteriorate, at least I think …

Marital Problem 
I feel very depressed. Mine is a long story. I am 26 yrs, Indian, married for 5 yrs and have 2 kids. Our marriage is been through problems since the …

Married But Not Married 
I married two years ago, but at one year and 2 months of marriage we are separated. In this relationship we not have any kids, which is a good thing. …

I Feel Depressed 
I just got married last Feb., and I had a baby; he's now 5 months old. I have been staying at home watching the baby. My husband has been resenting …

My Husband Has Retired at 46 
My husband of 16 years just resigned from his job, cashed out his pension and spends his days washing and ironing. He is irritable and angry and open …

BF loves me (really), but doesnt want to ever get married :( 
I have been in an exclusive relationship with my BF of 3 yrs, who is a wonderful man to me. He loves me dearly, as I do him. He has made me a part of his …

Should i move again so my husband can see his son more? 
I have been with my husband for 6 years; his son is 7. My husband is in the army and has been seeing his son one to two weekends a month when his job …

It happened a year ago. I still feel ashamed and upset about this issue.. 
Hope to hear your point of view on this relationship story. I wish to bring this up even though it happened a year ago.. The guy who is your boyfriend.... …

Break Up 
i almost broke up with my fiance 1 week ago because of my son, which ls not his. The reason is i told him how my son has started to do things which are …

Abused or just a needy partner? 
So when is a needy partner an abuser? Having just answered yes to 20 out of the 25 "am i abused" questions, i think i can say i am being controlled. …

To leave or not to leave . . . that is the question- 
My husband of nearly 1-1/2 years has lost his position in the Pacific. He would like to begin practicing in New York where he is also licensed. He has …

NON-PERSON 
I feel like a non-person in my husbands life. He is 33 years old, I am 35. He would rather spend his days with his buddies than he would with me. I look …

Husband Stays Out Past 10 at least 2x Week - am I over reacting? Not rated yet
Hi everyone, I'm married to a sweet man (N) whom I love but have had some issues with in terms of weekly routine responsibilities lately. He's always been …

Change of heart about having a baby together. Not rated yet
Hi, I am very in love with my man. And we are approaching the next step which is marriage. I have a daughter (3) who he is now the loving and amazing …

Is it a crush?? Does he like me?? What do I do?? Not rated yet
(Alex) is a friend of mine since 7th grade. He is shy, quite, smart, independent, has a lot of potential, not really social with school and loves soccer. …

i'm confused Not rated yet
pls i need your help, am so confused. alright now ,there is this gir,l we are been dating since 2012 and everything seemed to be fine with us but not until …

The way he dresses is embarassing, he just doesnt care Not rated yet
Where to start... we have been married almost 25 yr's. here's the problem: My husband doesn't care what he looks like or how he dresses. He decided …

Me and my lies...... Not rated yet
Since childhood I felt unloved by my parents. As I grow older a strong need of a lover grow in me. As a result after my Bachelor Degree I connected with …

Unhappy in marriage Not rated yet
Hello here, I've never posted online before. But I'm so unhappy in my marriage. We are together nearly 15 years. Married neamrly 3 years. We have a child …

How to explain it to wife Not rated yet
We are married since past 3.5 years and are without a kid. 1. My wife (Used to work earlier in my home country in a 9 to 5 job with a metro train travel …

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Am I worng Not rated yet
My parent has been in ICU since Sunday, my spouse came down (4 days later) to the city where we have been since. He brought a sex toy and was not happy …

My husband has turned against me Not rated yet
My marriage is over. I doubted it from the moment I stepped foot in my husband’s house, but it became more apparent after the birth of my daughter eight …

Shall i give him another chance Not rated yet
Hi All, I recently got married on 6th June 2016, in the court (against my and my husband's family). We dated 2.5 years before we took a decision as …

Is this a Break or is this over? Not rated yet
03/01/2017 Today is the 3rd day that he hasn’t been here, I say here but I’m at work. I didn’t get much sleep last night, I kept waking up every …

having relationship problems with my children Not rated yet
My childrens father and I have been divorced for some time and he is re married . My children and I are having alot of problems. This is my fault for I …

Financial issues causing marital problems Not rated yet
So over this past year my husband and I have came across some financial problems. We have only been married for 3 years and it seems that we are always …

Disrespected SAHM Not rated yet
When my husband and I had our son we both worked low income jobs as we were both in college. We opened up a joint bank account and never fought about …

I'chbinnichts Not rated yet
I guess I just want to know, is this normal? Am I THAT wrong? For the most part I've been a stay at home mother. I've always kept a spotless home, school …

Such a bad situation !! Not rated yet
Hi, I’m facing a bad situation now. I have been married for a year. But my wife is a very greedy person. I mean, I don’t think she ever loved, all she …

Ok, this is a new one for me Not rated yet
So I have this app on my phone that periodically posts funny pictures. I like to look at it from time to time to entertain myself. One day my wife was …

Fiance cheated on me with my friend while I was in same room  Not rated yet
So me and my gf have been dating for three years and have a two year old daughter and we have been engaged for 5 months. Well one Saturday, we decided …

My husband has changed! Is it worth working on? Not rated yet
So, my husband and I have been together for 3 years and been married for almost 1 (October 10th). We got pregnant very earlier in our relationship, our …

My marriage has failed..I want out but he's thinking we can fix it Not rated yet
I've been married for 23 years, together since I was 16. Married at 20, a year after my dad died. Our first year was hard, getting to deal with his …

Need to save my relation with my husband  Not rated yet
Hi, I was in a relation with one guy and he had personal pics of ours and he didn't wanted to marry me because of his family problems... in meantime …

The Monster my husband created with my help. Not rated yet
So all throughout my early childhood, I always dreamed of having that perfect family, husband and children, white picket fence, blah, blah, blah. Well …

I am confused Not rated yet
I am cheating to my bf and I feel bad about it. Me and my partner were been together for 3 years but we don't have kids. Me and my partner stop having …

11 year relationship  Not rated yet
me and my boyfriend have been together for 11 years. he lives 45 minutes away and it has always been me going over there on saturday night till sunday. …

my bf/daughters father has tried to take ownership of me! Not rated yet
Since i About april of last yr i was 7 1/2 mos pregnant. my bf has changed. He has literally became possessive and controlling. He wants to monitor my …

My dad tried to seduce my husband Not rated yet
My husband and I filed for divorce at the beginning of this year. We decided to try to work things out before the divorce was ever final. During this time, …

What should I do?  Not rated yet
My husband of 3 years only touches intimately maybe once or twice a year now that we are married , yet he can get on the internet and look up porn, and …

What should I do?!?!? Not rated yet
Well, my boyfriend I currently just got back together, due to me supposedly breaking up with him, but anyways. He has said he has been hurt, but he made …

wondering why? Not rated yet
OK... so I'm back up here again to receive some advice about my relationship... I've been with my boyfriend for about five years now and let me tell you …

Is my boyfriend too controlling? And what can I do? Not rated yet
Okay, so to start off with, I’ve made some pretty big mistakes in this relationship, the worst being lying. I’ve never cheated or anything like that, but …

Loveless Marriage Not rated yet
I am a 26 yrs old Indian women. I got married in sept 2014. It was arranged. My husband and I first met in Jan 2014 and got engaged in Apr 2014. And …

She needs to find herself  Not rated yet
Hey my name is john and I had a perfect relationship with my ex. we lasted for a year and I want to share our story, if you guys think there's a chance …

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Not ready for children... Not rated yet
My husband and I have been married for 8 months and we are already fighting about when to start a family. We have been in a relationship for a few years, …

Why did he suddenly break up with me? Not rated yet
1) We dated for 4 months, got to know each other over the course of a year 2) We're teens (under 18) 3) His reason for dumping me was that he just wasn't …

A bad break up, what to do next Not rated yet
I just break up with my boyfriend of almost 9yrs. think he gone back to his next babymama. I am confused and don't know what to do. we have been on and …

Confused girl Not rated yet
Hello. i'v been with my boyfriend for 14 months and i love him deeply, more than anything in the world, and he loves me too. he's everything i ever wanted. …

boyfriend broke up with me  Not rated yet
I left my marriage of 12 years and started dating my boyfriend shortly after. He treated me so good, something I wasn't use to as my husband was emotionally …

Controlling girlfriend? Help! Not rated yet
Me & my girlfriend have been together for nearly 3 years now. everything was perfect to begin with, until I messed up one time. ever since then, every …

Other Happy Couples :( Not rated yet
I hate seeing happy couples! It makes me sad wishing I had what they have. Loving husbands who don't raise their words or hands... Who don't say threats …

I don't know what to do Not rated yet
My husband and I have known each other for about 6 years. We met working at a restaurant when I was 16 and after he stopped working there, we didn't have …

Not thought of Not rated yet
Hi my question is if so, could reply to me, I'll be so Appreciated? For one thing we can be like this. He's so all about himself. it's supposed to …

i lyed to my girlfriend Not rated yet
I went to Monte casino mall for some drinks. then I met her friend, had drinks together and I did not tell her about it. now she ask me for space.

My relationship with my ex boyfriend...Need serious help? Not rated yet
I'm 24,F..I met my ex bf when I was 15. It was the first day of my tuition. I entered the class and the only available seat was next to him so I sat there …

Am I the weakest link? Should I fight for him or leave? Not rated yet
I am 32 and a mother of a very cute 10 month old boy. My husband loves him a lot and the baby is already fancy him than me. But the problem is my husband …

Rinse Repeat........this is getting sureal. Not rated yet
...........Again here I go, a place for me to rant and rave. A safe place to voice my opinions and thoughts with out be yelled at. And made to feel as …

need help Not rated yet
Well I have been married for almost 3 years. I love my wife but I don't love her like I should. I've have tried changing my life style. I've made sacrifice, …

Homemade sex tape  Not rated yet
My ex-wife and I made a mutual home sex movie when we were still together, which I still have a digital copy of on my computer. We have been separated …

Feeling like I'm nothing short of trapped... Not rated yet
I have been married for almost 3 years. My husband is in the military and recently got home from a deployment. While he was deployed, I gave birth to our …

confused and upset Not rated yet
I have been married for five years, my husband goes out 7 days of the week and comes home late, he talks down on me and never appreciates me.

No more affection Not rated yet
Before I married my husband, he was always affectionate towards me. Kissed me out of nowhere or hugged me for no reason or say I love you out of the blue. …

i think my boyfriend is cheating on me Not rated yet
i am 15 years old and he is 20 years old, we are now 6 months in love. i used to love to phone him, text him and all this things but he didn't do the same …

Does he love me? Not rated yet
Hi to all. Hope you are well. Background: I am 71 yo and my finance is 74 yo. We live together. We've been together 2 yrs. I have 3 sons, 3 wonderful …

Just Need Advice Not rated yet
Ok, I have been married to my wonderful wife for almost 15 years. I love her to death. I believe in my vows...for better or for worse, till death do us …

Girlfriend can't think about a relationship right now  Not rated yet
Hey there. Ok I really just want to know a few people's outside point of view....this is a fairly long story to explain so please try and stay with …

What do I do Not rated yet
My partner and I of 6 years have both 1 child from a previous marriage. They are the same age and get on great. My partner is a lovely man, he supports …

Facebook Message endangers my marriage! Help us!!! Not rated yet
Intro Hello. My name is Nicole and I am 29, my husband is 25 yrs old. October 1st we would have been married for 3 years- God willing. I think it's …

lying,deceitful men, and men that are users Not rated yet
I have been with my guy for over 7 years now and he still had no job. recently he got back in school. now he saying he about to get money and everybody …

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Innocent relationship? Not rated yet
My husband and I have been married 24 years, have 4 daughters, the last nearly finished with high school. We've had a pretty good relationship, rarely …

my BF and I get along fabulously but he isnt interested in Sex Not rated yet
I have not met anyone else that is so easy to be around and he is really like my best friend... BUT... When he got to the point to try getting physical …

Don't Know What to Do. Not rated yet
I have tried several times to write my story here. It's 20 years in the making. And when it comes down to it, no matter how short or how long I keep it, …

HELP Not rated yet
I've been in marriage for the past five years. We have two kids, the youngest is 8 months now, the oldest is 4 years old. My situation is that I came …

lionessoflove Not rated yet
i do everything mostly on my own... i love people life and animals... i am very intelligent and kind-hearted, but around people i constantly feel insecure …

Sleeping with the enemy?!....... Not rated yet
I met my husband almost six years ago. We met on MySpace, but only became friends at first. Only after 3 months of dating, we decided to get married. Within …

My amazing one night Not rated yet
I've been with my current bf for 8 years. Well he's kinda of a bad bf cuz he is irresponsible, in and out of jail for petty and felonies crimes. None-the-less …

Prince Charming to Prince Fear Not rated yet
My husband and I dated for 14 months before we were married. In that time he was affectionate, generous, protective and spent a lot of his time with me. …

unhappy relationship :-( Not rated yet
I have been unhappy in my 12 year relationship, with 2 kids, for around 5 yrs ..... For the past 5 years, every couple of months, i would break down n …

I moved to another country for a guy who turned out to be abusive. Not rated yet
So when I was 19, I was living in basically hell with my abusive drunk Dad and my disabled brother and dog who he would constantly abuse too. I was jaded …

35 years! Not rated yet
I have been married for 35 years, and during these years my husband has never liked sex, and would go months without any sex. About five years ago I noticed …

what to do? Not rated yet
i married this woman for 8 years. during that times, she went overseas and met her ex-boyfriend and bring his pictures in my house. this guy's pictures …

Five Years with my "First Love" Not rated yet
It will be almost five years since I met this person. We were only fifteen when we first starting dating. Of course i though it was true love and maybe …

what do I do... Not rated yet
Hi,I am engaged. And my fiancee is a wonderful man but he attacks me with emotional and verbal insults. I have told him and even cried that it hurts me …

Help Not rated yet
I've been in a relationship with a woman now for about four years. I'm 44 and she is 47. When it first started out it was like fireworks, the love of a …

After 4 Years I Finally Realize I'm in an Abusive Relationship Not rated yet
My wife and I have been together for nearly 20 years. After many years of happiness, about 4 years ago our relationship starting turning very negative. …

Not sure about anything anymore. Is it me? Not rated yet
i met my partner 6 yrs ago. He was my friend's brother. She told me he liked me, and didn't seem to have a problem with dating him; that was until i did …

My Brother-In-Law's wife is out to sabotage our family.... Not rated yet
My brother-in-law just married a woman that the rest of the family, (including my husband who is his brother, their parents and grandparents) thinks is …

Teetering on the edge of I don't know what - but I'm tired Not rated yet
Tired. I will try to be brief. Married 20+ years. One child who is late teens now. We definitely got married too young. Husband - has always been a control …

DESEPATE WHERE DID MY STORY GO? Not rated yet
I JUST SPENT ALMOST 2 HOURS WRITING I HAD TO CHECK HOW TO SPELL DESPERATE CAME BACK MY STORY IS GONE HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET ADVICE NOW? Jennifer... …

Marriage or not? Not rated yet
We have been dating for 2 years...I told him that the plan I have for myself is to get married, and since he did not share the same value of marriage....we …

Really sad Not rated yet
Hi, I'm a high school senior, and my boyfriend and i recently broke up over me asking him for his facebook password.. We met in freshman year and we been …

Stressed  Not rated yet
I have been with my boyfriend for a year a half. We have a 5 month old son. He doesn't hit me but does talk down to me, for instance. I just started …

My husband has gone overboard this time with verbal abuse over an argument Not rated yet
I've been married for 12 years. I have two children. 12 and 7 years old. I have never been able to rely on my husband. He can't keep a job and he doesn't …

My Wife Is Never Home. Not rated yet
My wife is going out daily till 3, 4 or sometimes 8 in the morning. Things were good until I asked her to spend more time with me. Now she says she will …

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My girlfriend was raped ... and it's not over... Not rated yet
My girlfriend was raped. They threw her in a van and raped her. Told her if she told anyone, they would kill her family. They belong to a gang, pretty …

Continuous Lies... Not rated yet
I have been married for nearly 6 yrs and love my hubby dearly. 2 yrs ago I found a bank bill with a florist name on it, even though my husband had sent …

~Like a single mother,even though i'm still married.~ Not rated yet
Actually, Me & my husband have been married for about 12 years. And ever since our adorable daughter was born over 4 years ago, i feel like i am a single …

We don't understnd each other... Not rated yet
I am in a relationship, and it seems we r not understanding each other, coz my fiancé says that I concerned with issues that do not help in our relationship. …

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