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May 19, 2023

As A Bonus, She Didn’t Even Credit Me

I saw a therapist when I was a teenager after my parents had a rough divorce and I was being bullied in school. I saw this person maybe 6 months. Fast

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May 19, 2023

My boyfriend talks alot about his exes and compliment them sexually

Hello, this is the first time I've shared on a forum and I need answers so I'll be rather short... Finally... I'll try :,) This is the first time in

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Feb 20, 2023

Fairness with bills and chores....

I work full time and my wife is a stay at home mom. She has suddenly asked me to do my biological children's laundry and still help with normal chores

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Jan 12, 2023

In-laws conflict (edited)

My wife and I come from somewhat different backgrounds and ways of living. I am not going to go into details on that, but will only say this difference

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Dec 15, 2022

Quiet husband, lonely wife

Both of us are introverts. We bonded over things like Star Trek, Marvel/Ghibli movies, and playing Nintendo games together. We have similar values though

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Nov 08, 2022

Married couples and strip clubs

I'm 43 years old and have never been to a strip club.  And I think its disrespectful to my wife if I go to one. I know she wouldn't like the idea of me

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Nov 08, 2022

Wife blames my reaction for not telling me about lunch with a new man

My wife went to a secret lunch with a new male friend she just met. when I found out about it she said it was my fault and couldn't tell me because I would

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Aug 28, 2022

Hindu Muslim marriage

Hello, I am in a 5yr relationship and my bf is a muslim, we had discussions in the earlier stages of relationship that I will not have to accept Islam

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Aug 28, 2022

new husband quits his job after only being married for 3 weeks.

I'm pushing 60. Divorced after 30+ yrs in 2012. Moved out of state. Met my now husband in 2015. He had a good paying job. So did I. He proposed 2019.

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Aug 28, 2022


After a decade of dating, living together, and household responsibilities my significant other has still never asked me to marry him. It's been discussed

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Aug 28, 2022

Relationships after rehab

I have been in and out of a 10 year relationship for the past year. my partner suffers from substance, alcohol and gambling addiction. there was also an

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Aug 28, 2022

Video games are more important than family

My husband and I are going on 4 years of marriage this year. I just gave birth to our 2nd child a week ago and I cannot get him to stop playing his video

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Aug 28, 2022

Feeling Flustered

I really wasn't looking for anyone but dreaded the thought of being alone for the rest of my life, so I married my husband. He is/was a really great guy

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May 27, 2022

Newly married. Feeling trapped. Used. And overlooked.

Newly married at 33. My husband has 3 previous wives and I feel like he has given so much to the women before me, and in turn I'm only getting part of

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May 27, 2022

To marry, or not to marry, that is the topic

My boyfriend and I Love each other very much. We have each been divorced 3 times, including his 1st being my older sister. He still wants to get married,

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