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  1. Years of failed communication

    General Relationship Discussion
    I'm not new to Talk about Marriage; was on here years ago, but haven't posted in a while. Hello everyone and happy new year! I wanted to check with the group to get some tips and strategies for communicating better with my wife. I won't go into all of our marital history, but we've been married...
  2. Friend Has Problems

    General Relationship Discussion
    We all went out the other week and one of my friends came along and her husband didnt come as they had a big row about head phones apparently,. one of my other friends brought her friend and husband along, now they have a son in his 20's who came along, we are in our 40's. my friend was clearly...
  3. New partner doesn't like my son

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    Background: My ex left me for another man and took her 2 kids and our son after 14 years of marriage. We were finally divorced (absolute) 8 months ago. I treated her two kids as my own. About a year and a half ago I met my new partner, she helped me through my divorce, she also help me do...
  4. When was the last time you smiled because of your partners love?

    General Relationship Discussion
    In appreciation for the love and commitment my darling wife shows me everyday, even though we fight, even though we argue, even though I work away, even though she nags me(joke =p), even though we miss each other terribly and are living in a perpetual state of financial chaos - She makes me...
  5. My husband seems uninterested in me

    Sex in Marriage
    No matter what I try or how I approach it my husband either turns me down or pushes having sex off for another time, once he does agree to sleep with me its very mechanical and not very emotional or passionate, what can I do? I have tried to explain how it makes me feel but he just blames it on...
  6. Little Things Go A Long Way

    General Relationship Discussion
    I have been married to my wife just over a year, and we have been together for over 3 years. A few of my friends are experiencing huge obstacles and issues in their relationships with their wives and girlfriends. Often times they ask me how I manage to maintain a healthy relationship with my...
  7. I need advice on this sexless relationship

    Sex in Marriage
    :(Hi.... I need some serious and really direct advice. I have been with a partner for 2 years and it has become pretty much sexless. The sex life has never been great but the general relationship is fine. We love each other but she says she just isn't interested in sex. Last week she said she...
  8. A Little Philosophy for you

    Long Term Success in Marriage
    Did you marry because it was the right time in your life to get married? Did you marry because you didnt see any reason not to at the time? Surely most young (under 25) people have very little idea what they really want from a marriage partner? I get this idea from observations of (friends)...