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How do I ‘combat’ a control-freak husband?

This question has 6 answers - newest was posted 2 days ago

21 March 2019 (F - My husband is a wonderful man but he is a control freak sometimes. When he is, it's harmless, but super annoying. FYI we don't have kids. For example: He's the chef in the family. He's very particular and likes following recipes. He'll go out to ...

A complicated LD relationship just got more complicated. What should I do?

This question has 4 answers - newest was posted 3 days ago

21 March 2019 (F - Hi , if you are in my shoe what will u do? This is my situation, .. This guy i met online and we been talking for long hours everyday.. Discussing about us and our future. Especially we are also discussing about our 1st meeting in indonesia then we ...

Why is my partner's brother so negative about us all the time?

This question has 5 answers - newest was posted 4 days ago

20 March 2019 (F - Hi there , so my fella and I are moving in together After 6 months of dating we both have a child each and all get on fantastic .. the issue is his brother is always negative about things .. our cars are rubbish ( his car is older than ours ) o...

Wife hides her family and past from me

This question has 12 answers - newest was posted 4 days ago

18 March 2019 (M - I recently found out that my wife’s sister has past. I am upset because I never even knew she had a sister. My wife hides her family and her past from me. Worse she asked me not to come to the funeral and wants to go alone. We have been married for ...

Why am I kept separate from his family?!?

This question has 6 answers - newest was posted 10 days ago

14 March 2019 (F - Im not sure what to do. Ive been seeing a guy who i met from work for around 2 years, we dont work together now and we have separate places too. The relationship got off to a rocky start due to work colleagues gossping and me cheating with an...

I really like her but she's giving me mixed signals

This question has 4 answers - newest was posted 10 days ago

13 March 2019 (M - Hi I really like a girl and get mixed signals, sometimes I feel she likes me and other times she is distant and feels like she is pushing me away. It's really a day by day thing. Some days she is clearly interested and then others seems to want to...

Why is he not respecting my boundaries and allowing me to move on? Does anyone have any advice about how to move on and stop loving the father of your children?

This question has 2 answers - newest was posted 12 days ago

13 March 2019 (F - My ex broke up with me after 4 years together. We had a toxic relationship with many rows and turbulence. Saying that, we had ALOT thrown at us in the 4 years we were together, much more than what a normal couple would go through in their lifetime. ...

How hard is it being a single parent? And how do I explain this to my child?

This question has 7 answers - newest was posted 11 days ago

12 March 2019 (F - hi i have just recently broken up with my partner of 5 years we have a 3 year old daughter together I couldn't keep the relationship going any longer no matter how hard I tried he made no effort to spend any time with me and our daughter we would ...

He won’t listen to me, that he has no need to prove himself! How to get through to him?

This question has 5 answers - newest was posted 13 days ago

11 March 2019 (F - Hi, I have known a guy for about four years and have been dating him for nearly two years, he is good friends with my family and he and my Grandad are always winding each other up. They love the banter but as per usual my Grandad took it a bit too ...

His ultimatum makes no sense! What do I do?

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11 March 2019 (F - I'm in a dilemma - my long distance boyfriend and I have spoken about marriage and he says he wants to marry me. However, he at first didn't want a child and then agreed to have one with me "because he wants a life and marriage with me". We hav...

Wedding mania! Should I give a portion of my declines to fiance for his invites or is this just a very awkward lesson for him?

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9 March 2019 (F - My fiance and I are paying for our own wedding 50/50. We chose an affordable venue and plan to have about 80 guests. We are inviting 20 mutual friends, 30 from his side, and 30 from mine. Most of our guests will traveling. I am only inviting im...

Am I just paranoid/jealous or is my boyfriend's cousin really weird with him?

This question has 3 answers - newest was posted 13 days ago

8 March 2019 (F - Hi I've been having weird gut feelings. Ever since I've started dating him his cousin seems to have a problem with me. She's accused me of changing him when I haven't done anything and sent me hate messages which caused tension between me, her and ...

He is letting the landlord make our garden smaller! Am I wrong to be annoyed?

This question has 4 answers - newest was posted 16 days ago

5 March 2019 (F - hi am I being unreasonable with this my partner and I have been in a private rented house for 5 years I was at work the other night and a neighbour came to the door to tell us he had phoned our landlord about buying some of our garden for his nanna ...

I love a guy who is nothing like my abusive ex. But we are of different religions!

This question has 1 answer - newest was posted 19 days ago

5 March 2019 (F - I m in my mid 20s. I started dating a when I was 18. Through all bad times we were together. Long story short I was abused mistreated by him. He was verbally nd at time phsycially abuse too . He ghosted me then I was begging him to talk. His ...

I have a boyfriend but had a one night stand. Pregnant and not sure who the father is

This question has 12 answers - newest was posted 15 days ago

5 March 2019 (F - I habe been dating my bf for almost 6 months now. He is a great guy and i really like hin. But i made a huge mistake. I have been talking to a guy I met in an online chat room for almost a year now, 2 months ago he flew to my home town and we spent ...

My parents make racist remarks about my girlfriend. I've tried to talk to them but they won't stop

This question has 7 answers - newest was posted 19 days ago

5 March 2019 (M - I’ve been dating a girl for a few months. I’m really happy. We can’t get enough of each other. We still haven’t had our first argument. We have tons of stuff in common. I get along well with her family. Basically everything is going very well. ...

How should I handle this situation with my boyfriend?

This question has 3 answers - newest was posted 19 days ago

3 March 2019 (F - I apologize in advance for the length:) I have been with my current boyfriend for almost 7 years( lived together for almost 5!)I am 42 and he is almost 50! His parents have never been very nice to me( the first day I went over to meet them I b...

He is all that I have ever wanted but I feel trapped. Is an open relationship the answer?

This question has 19 answers - newest was posted 16 days ago

1 March 2019 (F - I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years, we met when we started university. All through these years I've been looking forward to graduating, getting a flat together and settling down. Now I'm coming to the end of my degree and I'm panicking because ...

How can I tell my family I want to end my marriage? They aren't going to support me

This question has 7 answers - newest was posted 21 days ago

28 February 2019 (F - Hi.. ive been in really hard time right now. Ive made the worst decision in my life to marry my husband. We now have 5 months son and he is the only reason i stay. I think its the only reason too my husband and his parent still want me in their ...

I asked my mother not to say negative things about my father and now she isn't speaking to me

This question has 7 answers - newest was posted 21 days ago

28 February 2019 (F - My parents are divorced and I live with my mother and younger brother. The break-up between my parents was extremely sour. My father was never really the "#1 dad" type of figure because he had his issues with a drug addiction. My brother and I never ...

I'm pregnant and work part time. My husband wants me to get another job to pay his parents debts.

This question has 12 answers - newest was posted 24 days ago

27 February 2019 (F - My husband's parents owe a large amount of money to a family member which they can't pay. They have asked my husband to pay the money on their behalf, we are talking £500 per month for the next 10ish years. My husband works 9 to 5 and I work part ...

I'm 64 but still frightened of my dying mother.

This question has 10 answers - newest was posted 24 days ago

27 February 2019 (F - My elderly narcissistic mother is dying in hospital and after a violent abusive childhood, I hate having to see her. She's an embittered, difficult, hard to please woman and I feel very nervous in her company. I'm 64 now, yet still frightened of ...

How can I help this relationship survive?

This question has 8 answers - newest was posted 27 days ago

24 February 2019 (F - I am 40 F,3 years ago I met a 21F College student that was on a internship.(Asia)- I Never dated woman before. At the time I was in a leadership role within the college. She made passes and I resisted, because I was nervous, scared and becau...

I try very hard to acieve at university but my parents think its nothing

This question has 5 answers - newest was posted 27 days ago

23 February 2019 (F - At the moment, I'm a little upset with what my parents have said. Not exactly sure how I should approach the situation. So it started off by discussing how I'm already in my 2nd year of university and that in a blink of an eye, I would be in my f...

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