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Questions tagged [relationships]

For questions about relationships involving a significant other, life partner or sexual partner. Not to be used for generic relationships.

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How can I make myself be liked and make others be attracted to me wherever I go by everyone? [on hold]

I’m asking this question because, I want to be invited in the town by my class mates in winter vacation. My father told me that I don’t have to be like clown where everyone laughs at, because they’ll ...
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How to tell my SO to limit our phone conversations?

My girlfriend rings my phone each and every day, and I have to talk to her 30-60 minutes. I'm kind of sick of the phone as of yet. How can I tell her that without hurting her feelings? Additional, ...
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How to explain my SO a need for intellectual support?

So I'm in a very loving relationship, and it's wonderful. My SO is giving me all the emotional support I could possibly need, and never had, because everyone in my family including myself are more "...
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My partner feels insecure *because* of me? [closed]

My presence reminds her of how everything works out for me, whereas she struggles despite putting in her best. It’s true: Her major is less employable, and she has not found a job, whereas it’s very ...
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How to get my boyfriend to workout?

Even though I'm not a gym addict, I'm a very active person, who does regular exercise, walks a lot, etc. However, my boyfriend is extremely lazy (doesn't exercise, prefers driving to walking). I ...
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How to tell my parents I want to live in another city and ask them for their support

Background My parents want me and my fiance to move in city A My fiance and I want to live in city B I'm financially dependent on my parents, so they have the upper hand. Not totally dependent, but I ...
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How to tell girlfriend that vague answers about her day leave a bad feeling in me

First and foremost: I do have a really great relationship with my girlfriend. We trust each other blindly, never argue, almost everything is perfect and we are happy with each other. But one thing ...
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Could expressed attraction be an absolute prevention of someone feeling attraction to me?

For as long as I can remember having first experienced love I've had trouble finding a partner and building a strong relationship. More so, the only relationships I found, followed the pattern, that ...
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We moved together unexpectedly and early. How do I approach my boyfriend about arising problems?

Current Situation My boyfriend of 5 months is currently living with me in my aparment. He moved in about 2.5 months ago, because he was kicked out by his roommate with a 2 week notice and completely ...
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Showing someone you are interested in a relationship but not ready to send nude

I'm a male in my early- to mid-20's who has recently connected with a female close to my age by finding her on a dating app. She preferred to have conversations on a separate app, popularly used for ...
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How can I rebuild trust with my girlfriend while still hanging out with a friend?

Background I have been with my girlfriend for 5,5 years by now. We love each other, it was a really great time, but not without downs of course. And one of that downs happened 8 months ago. I think I ...
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How to confirm what my relationship with this person is

Background A little over a year ago, I met a nice girl (let's call her Alice) and we went on some dates together. Things were going well until she stopped talking to me, which I later found out (once ...
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Girlfriend has problems with kisses and physical contact. How should I react and how can I help her? [closed]

My girlfriend and I, both 17 years old, have been together for about two months now. Character-wise, we both are what you'd probably call a little nerdy; we want to make career and so we try to be ...
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How to avoid an argument over the phone with my girlfriend

Context I've been dating my girlfriend for the last year, but we became officially a couple 3 months ago, I'm 28 and she is 21. We do not live together and we see each other usually twice a week. ...
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How to talk to my fiancee about automating our routine without it leading to an argument?

Recently I was watching a video of a popular influencer showing his morning routine. I was impressed by how much he had automated his morning tasks--turning his lights on via voice command, building a ...
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How can I help my friend accept that the relationship is over?

After 9 months into the relationship, my early 20's friend just got dumped. She thought he was the one. He'd say things like "I've never felt this way with anyone before," or "I could see myself being ...
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How to say that you are not interested in online dating?

In online dating, people often find themselves in a situation where they are in contact with someone but do not want to continue the encounter and need to terminate it somehow. Doing this in a good ...
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Is my overthinking bad or good? How to support an emotional girlfriend? [closed]

I'm sorry to give this exhausting question, but I want to be sure I state every important detail. This question has 2 parts, both, I feel, have something in common. To give some background about ...
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How to explain to my girlfriend that I enjoy certain video games?

I would like to ask for advice about my current situation, my girlfriend (26) and I (31) have been together for 2 months now and we really have lots in common and always have a great time together but!...
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How do I deal with some of my mean classmates? [closed]

Flashback Today when I entered in class, I came late due to the fact that I’m in flow that I stayed on telephone. And when I came to school, I asked Chemistry teacher to annulate my absence, and an ...
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Retorting to a lying person

Scenario When it comes to certain family matters, one of my cousins always lies to my mom. It could be from a simple occasion like where the family had gone for a vacation or a more serious one like ...
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How to start a conversation with an ex with whom the relationship ended in bad terms?

I am genuinely worried and would like to know how an old ex-girlfriend is doing. But it's been well over 2 years since she and I last talked and when we broke up, it wasn't on good terms. I DON'T ...
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How to handle emotional expectation about an animals death, I do not fulfill?

I just experienced a difficult situation and I did not know how to react. My SO and me have a pet hamster that showed some worrying behavior and might have to be put down. She is very attached to him ...
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How can I make peace with my younger brother

Personally, I am a 21-year-old male, and my family consists of my mum, dad and a younger brother aged 17. To provide an overall context of my family before I talk about the problem. Analysis of ...
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How to approach a friend about his girlfriend asking to sleep with me?

Context My girlfriend (let's call her Claire) shares a flat with a couple (let's call them Bob and Alice). Bob is a close friend of mine, and I get along pretty well with Alice. The three of them ...
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How to make girlfriend feel better about health and body

For context, my girlfriend and I have been dating for about a year now, and we're really close, especially when it comes to talking things over. We would both describe ourselves as nerds, and would ...
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How do I end a 30 year friendship with an alcoholic?

My close friend of 30 years (my best friend) is an alcoholic, and her alcoholism has progressed to the point where it's taken away her ability to be a friend to me. She has always been a heavy ...
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How can I tactfully ask this girl if she is ready for a new relationship?

There is this girl that I really like. Recently we have been hanging out together with some of my friends. She said she liked it and wanted to come the next time too. She also wants to come to other ...
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Would it be appropriate to tell my neighbor's kids to quiet down when their parents are not at home? [closed]

For the past ten years, I have been living next door to a family with four kids and both of the parents work. They usually get home from work around 6:00pm on the weekdays. Their four kids are latch-...
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Have I lost my best friend because I told him I liked him? [closed]

So I met a guy at work a nine months back, and over time we became really good friends. Initially, he had a huge wall up, and wouldn't open up at all, but over time, as he began to trust me, he let it ...
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Should I tell my partner my honest opinion about her career choice? [closed]

My partner and I are working in close but distinct academic fields as researchers. It turns out that my career is reasonably successful, without being stellar, but her situation is more complicated. ...
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Girlfriend refuses to allow me to see apartment [closed]

I (m29) have been dating a girl (f25) for a year. I have seen her apartment previously and spent the night a few times. She for the last few months has been refusing to let me in to her apartment now, ...
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How to tell my girlfriend I'm uncomfortable with her getting jealous when I look at other people?

So it's been 4 months since we started dating. I'm aware that she is insecure and jealous but it has been going worse since we started dating. At first she started complaining about me hanging out ...
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How to deal with unreasonableness

My attitude is that one cannot reason with someone who, for whatever cause, is being unreasonable. If that party has got it into their head that they are right, even despite blatant contrary evidence, ...
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What is “holding space” and how do I do it?

I recently came across an article titled A Man's Guide To "Holding Space", which was linked in an answer to this question. I had never heard the term before, but recognised some of my own patterns of ...
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Is it acceptable to ask to speak to a potential partner's ex-partners? [closed]

If one is considering entering a relationship with a person who has had previous relationships lasting many years, is it acceptable to ask to speak to their previous partners in order to confirm that ...
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How to re-build intimacy with romantic partner

Me and my wife have been married for almost 5 years and together for 7. We are both relatively young, she is still in her twenties. The past year or so, I have not acknowledged her very much. I have ...
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Asking someone you met on a dating site to be friend, because you didn't like them enough to date

So I met a girl on a dating site. We were talking a bit for few days. But last Saturday, both of us were feeling down, so we decided to meet for a walk on our first date, and later we went to my place,...
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How do I slow down and say what I feel as opposed to the first thing that comes to mind? [closed]

This may belong in a different SE site, but I wasn't sure which is the best one. Background: I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult last year. I'm still working on getting the correct amount of ...
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Making a (second) first impression on mother-in-law. How can I survive this?

My mother-in-law hates my guts and we haven't even met yet. This weekend, my wife and I will be meeting up with her parents for the first time after they kicked her out unexpectedly. This will be the ...
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My girlfriend is still seeing her ex [closed]

Me and my girlfriend got together on April the 13th, all was going fine and I started falling for her. By the end of June she confessed to me that she had kissed her ex the day after we got together (...
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Dealing with double standards from my wife [closed]

My wife and I have known each other and been good friends for around ten years, but only got together four years ago. Fast forward to today we are married, have our own place and a 2.5 year old son. ...
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Step-parenting acknowledgement [closed]

My partner and I are about 40. We have two children (aged 3 and 4) together, and she has one from a previous relationship (aged 11). We have an amazing house and are financially secure. Neither of us ...
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Disclosing my past relationships to my girlfriend

My girlfriend and I are both in our early 20's in the US. We have been together for almost 3 years and have been living together for a few months now. While I've been with other girls before her, I ...
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How to ask my ex if she has a dependence relationship with me?

I had a friend with benefits for almost one year who eventually became my girlfriend even though I didn't see her as so, I could say it was just by routine, we were seeing just each her and doing "...
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How do I conclude a date without sounding rude or abrupt?

I don't know how to end a date that is mostly about conversing. Example: long conversations where the only reason the date concluded was last call for a train or the place we were at was closing. I ...
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How do I interpret this situation my crush has given me? [closed]

Please reword if necessary My crush (same one as in one of my other questions) is now a good friend of mine. She certainly does like me as a friend, and I want to remain as her friend but I also have ...
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Future sister-in-law upsetting family with inattention?

In 2 weeks I will have a new sister in law as my brother is getting married. I knew her before they dated and thought that she talked a lot about herself, but that otherwise was friendly and pleasant....
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How do I find the causes of the issues between me and my siblings?

My siblings and I have a rocky relationship and I want to find out what the causes for the issues are. The last times I've asked them about this I've got responses like "Everything is fine" or "There ...
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How can insecure person maintain a international long distance relationship? [closed]

I know there is a similiar question but this one is not answering mine. So sorry for that. I'm 27. And here is few words for introduction... This insecurity isn't in my confidence at all. Quite the ...