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No interest in sex

I am happily married but I have no interest in sex. My husband gets annoyed and I feel even more distant. I need some emotional intimacy before I can be sexually intimate. Is this unreasonable? It doesn’t really matter whether you think this is unreasonable or not. Your expectations are simply not being met. You […]

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My partner is jealous of my past

Jealousy is one of the most difficult emotions to live with, whether you are the one who is jealous or the target of the jealousy. A jealous person harbours a deep inner insecurity. Digging this out and resolving it is possible but only if the jealous person is willing to look deeply inside him or herself.

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Can long distance love work?

Making a long distance love work is difficult. A few couples manage to do it for a limited time but in the long term, hard decisions need to be taken. Sacrificing your career or security to be together only works if there is a lot of good will on the part of the one making the change. Sometimes you have to let go.

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When is jealousy justified?

When you feel the ugly emotion of jealousy and confront your partner, he or she is unlikely to take your concerns seriously. Is your jealousy justified or are you just over-reacting? You need to step back and explore to find out.

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What do I do when my ex won’t let me see the kids?

Shared parenting is the starting point for separated partners but an angry parent will often try to sabotage this. The journey can be tough and expensive, but doing the right thing by your kids is important. If you are the parent missing out, your first step is…

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How do I manage an angry girlfriend?

My girlfriend spends a lot of her time getting angry at her ex. I sympathised at first but after four months, it’s just as intense. She fumes whenever anything reminds her of him. How do I help her let go? One thing is for sure: you’re not helping her by being sympathetic. Right now, your girlfriend is stuck. […]

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Can I trust him when he lied at the start of our relationship?

I have really fallen for a man I have been going out with for six months. He just confessed that he lied to me in the beginning of our relationship. He had said he was completely unattached but the truth was he seeing another woman for the first two months we were going out. I […]

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Can a long-distance relationship survive?

My wife has just been transferred to another state for work. It is a promotion, and there is no question she should have taken it. I have no prospects in that city, so we have decided to have a long-distance relationship. We see each other most weekends, but I’m finding that I don’t want a […]

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Is flirting harmless?

Flirting is fabulous fun, when you are the flirt, but not so much fun when your partner is the flirt. Flirting initiates potential sexual relationships. You and your partner probably flirted with each other early in your relationship. Maybe you flirt just a little now. And if you do, you surely enjoy it. But what […]

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Are you TOO committed to your relationship?

You have heard about commitment phobic people, that is, men and women who cannot commit to a relationship. But do you realise that too much commitment is also a problem? Too much commitment happens when someone goes into a relationship with absolute determination to make it work. There is nothing wrong with having a desire […]

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