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Help me find Eternal Sunshine for my not so Spotless Mind

My 8 year relationship just ended and I am trying to figure out how to move on. I know all of the general stuff from other threads and articles, but there are a few specific things that I am having a hard time with. Details inside [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Sep 24, 2015 - 22 answers

Reducing suffering when making a choice between two relationships

A few months ago, I met an amazing new person with whom I would like to pursue a committed romantic relationship, but I am still in a prior long-term relationship with many problems of its own. How can I decide whether it is fair and right to leave my old boyfriend to continue dating this new person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2015 - 45 answers

Love isn't just a four letter word

A male married friend recently told me he loved me. A few weeks later he told me again [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I accept my divorce for what it is?

Now my divorce is really happening, how do I learn to accept this is the way its going to be now? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea on Sep 26, 2011 - 12 answers

We started with sex. Then liked each other a lot. Now how do we slow down?

I met a girl from a club and we had sex. She had a boyfriend then (she cheated on him with me). She is now single & we have been incredibly close. I think I'm being clingy and I need help BIGTIME because I really like her. [more inside]
posted by Vandal on Apr 30, 2011 - 23 answers

Cheated in a relationship, what to do next?

Looking for a way to deal with the bad feelings, both within me and coming from the ex, after a relationship ended. Problem: I am a massive tool and it was all my fault for cheating on her. How do I say sorry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 30 answers

Help me move through this PLEASE

Insight, advice, perspective required for relationship dramas/attempt to become emotionally unstuck (longggggg) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 - 12 answers

A moral dilemna

What would you do in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 42 answers

Can I learn to trust him? Is there any way to just kick him to the curb?

It hurts to stay and it is too hard to leave... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2009 - 64 answers

Why am I suddenly having these dreams?

Why have I suddenly started to dream about other women? [more inside]
posted by kleenkat on Oct 21, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I process – I never tried to hurt you but I’m sorry if it happened, it wasn’t my intent, it was yours, get out of my life forever?

My question is about intent? If you hurt someone with what you perceive to be their and your best interests in mind, while simultaneously knowing that what you are doing will hurt that person, is it any different than actively trying to hurt the person. Does duration and occurrence play a role? If I don’t mean to hurt you, but know I am and will for 4 years is it less bad than a single act of active hurtfulness? Is it possible to want to hurt someone you love in an extreme moment but still love and care for that person? Is it possible to call that love? [more inside]
posted by sav on Aug 2, 2009 - 27 answers

Full disclosure?

Asking for a friend… Should he tell his girlfriend about his cyber fling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 31 answers

Any tips for making a relationship out of an affair?

Any tips for making a relationship out of an affair? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2009 - 14 answers

My heart is breaking

Can this relationship/marriage be saved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 - 89 answers

What are the limits of couples on a break?

Should I give up getting back together with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 - 34 answers

Tell me you love me... on second thought, don't.

I have a hunch the new boyfriend is going to drop the "I love you" bomb this weekend. I'm psyched. Trouble is: I don't know if I believe him, and therefore don't know how to best respond. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2007 - 49 answers

when is a relationship worth salvaging

CrappyRelationshipFilter: How do you know if a relationship is worth salvaging after your partner majorly fucks up? I need some perspective on this whole ugly, messy situation. (warning: very long! of course!) [more inside]
posted by rndm on May 10, 2007 - 68 answers

Loves me, wants him. (Friends with too many benefits)

How do you move past loving someone who is no longer in love with you? (assuming time and space apart are difficult?) or deal with you love for them until they're ready for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2007 - 19 answers

Should i wait for a married guy?

If you're in love with a married man, and he says he would leave his wife, would you stay? Whilst i love him very much, i am not sure if i should believe him as surely if he really was going to leave her he would have done this by now. Is it possible to love two people at the same time?
posted by rainbow_2006 on Aug 2, 2006 - 88 answers

Am I naive to think I'm truly the "only one" for Demi Moore?

I recently ended an affair I was having with a beautiful, intelligent, charming, older, married woman (I'm Ashton's age, she's Demi's). After 3 weeks I just couldn't deal with the guilt anymore. I knew the affair was wrong, but I did it anyway. As a Catholic, I'm working on the whole reconciliation thing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2006 - 34 answers

How to fall out of love

I have no problems falling in love - it's falling out I need some help with. [more inside]
posted by luftmensch on Dec 13, 2005 - 29 answers

Why can't men keep their hands to themselves?

My ex wants me to come over and find out where we're at in our relationship. We were in a long distance relationship that ended a few months ago when I was intimate with another man (no sex, just so you know, but enough to make it cheating). When I told him, we swore we still loved eachother, but decided break up so we could have a chance to grow, and start again when we lived in the same city (likely spring '06). Since then I've found clarity, come to terms with the nearly unbearable guilt and done my best to change the part of me that went wrong. Come to find out he's been busy....very busy...with many women where he lives. I made a mistake, I know that....so it confounds me that he says he loves me but turns around and does all that stuff with all those girls? I'm very in love with this man, and I want to believe in him so badly, but I can't understand how he can hold such a double standard. Is it just too much to ask of a 24 year old, to actually live the lifestyle he expects of his partner? Is it a Man thing, that you have to get action? And, in light of all this, can I believe that he loves me or am I playing the fool.
posted by aquavit on Dec 9, 2005 - 66 answers

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