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Marriage counseling is off to a poor start. What to do next?

My wife and I are in couples therapy, but I feel like we haven’t made much progress. Help me develop a strategy to get things on track. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2016 - 18 answers

I can't stop thinking of every man as a potential date

I am a happily married women in my forties and this is causing me some heartache. I would like to be friends with straight men that I find interesting without constantly thinking about them in a romantic way. How do I stop this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2016 - 11 answers

It Really Has Been That Easy For This Pretty Boy

So, I am married to a very pretty guy. We are both mid 30s. His entire relationship history includes women just throwing themselves at him, so he hasn't had to ever make any effort to learn how to be romantic or initiate foreplay. His current method is to just tell me he wants to have sex. When I complained that his method wasn't enough for me, he asked me what I want him to do. It is like I'm dealing with an adolescent boy. What resources could I steer him towards that don't include a sex therapist?
posted by LilithSilver on Aug 11, 2015 - 22 answers

Freaking Out About Ending Up Alone

Just like the title says. In the aftermath of a relationship, I’m panicking about being resigned to singlehood. As you might expect, snowflakes ahead. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Aug 3, 2015 - 16 answers

How to make the best use of two (only two!) mediation sessions

My spouse has long resisted going to couples’ mediation, despite on-going problems in our marriage. After a particularly bad fight a few days ago, my spouse reluctantly agreed to attend two sessions. I’m responsible for selecting the mediator. What’s the best way to extract the most benefit from just two sessions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Marriage in trouble, wife refuses relationship counseling. What next?

My wife Jane and I are in our 40s and have been together for eight years. We got along well for the first few years, but things have been steadily going south since then. In theory, we both want to improve our marriage, but we are not making much progress on our own. I could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2014 - 48 answers

How do I deal with my spouse having an external romantic relationship?

I found out my partner of 20 years/spouse of 11 was having an emotional/romantic affair with our best friend and lied to me about it. Now that we've gone through the initial reveal, I've told her I've forgiven her; she's hinting she's been thinking about romantic relationships outside of our marriage. tl;dr- Are we done here or can this be saved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2013 - 49 answers

Out of love, want back in

I have fallen out of love with my husband. I want to be back in love with him, but I don't know what to do. Help? Very extended details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 41 answers

Help me make a Christmas Picnic

We're moving the week before Christmas. Soooo let's have a Christmas Eve picnic! Suggestions for food and decor? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Dec 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Remind me to text "I love you."

The "jazz up my marriage" app -- what's it called and where do I get it? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Ideas of details to keep fun and romance in a marriage

Can you give me ideas of romantic/funny things a wife can do for her husband, besides making his favorite dishes or dressing up for bed, which I already do? If you have other cooking/dressing up ideas, they are also welcome, though! [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on May 29, 2012 - 17 answers

Romantic gestures and suggestions

Romantic gestures [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Mar 2, 2012 - 29 answers

Plan our romantic weekend

Husband and I are broke, and planning a romantic weekend in his parents' (empty) house sometime in January. We need stuff to do that will make it fun/special. [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Dec 28, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I stop wanting gorgeous woman who aren't my wife?

I'm a mid-thirties man, committed relationship, wonderful kids, good job, great life, but I can not stop chasing attractive women. And it is wreaking havoc. How can I stop this, and why don't I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 69 answers

Get outta my dream!

Married white female seeks a good night's rest without dreams of having intimate relations with a close male friend. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 17 answers

how to boost libido in a long-term relationship

Help us (straight couple in our late twenties) fix our sex life so we can stay together. [more inside]
posted by monkeygenius on Mar 31, 2009 - 33 answers

Do I love him? Turns out, it's a complex question.

Relationship Filter: Are we just not good for each other, or am I actually just screwed up from my family and last relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2008 - 25 answers

Prenup Angst

I'm getting married in just over 2 weeks time. Some time ago my fiance said he wanted a prenup, and after some resistance I assented. Nothing happened until last week. Now we're in the process and I'm finding it so repellent and depressing that I'm questioning...well, everything. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2008 - 83 answers

Romancing The Wife

RomanceFilter: Since getting married and having a kid, the dynamic of the relationship between my wife and I has changed in many ways. One thing she cites is my lack of 'romance' in general... Help me figure out ways I can be romantic in small ways day to day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2007 - 37 answers

15th anniversay + no money = need to be creative.

Our 15th wedding anniversary is imminent and my plans need some adjusting due to some financial difficulties. In other words, what I planned to do costs money and we have none. Any ideas of how to make our 15th wedding anniversary special for my wife without spending a lot of cash? Even if I went ahead and spent the cash, my wife wouldn't enjoy herself. God bless her, she's a simple woman who's easy to please, but I want to blow her away in the creative/romantic/fun department. Our anniversary is on a Wednesday. I'll get home from work at 3am on Wed. Waking her up is not out of the question. (She loves to party....usually. On the weekends, after the kids are down, we stay up late, drinking wine, eating fattening foods, and watching movies.) I could wait until morning and cook a big breakfast, but our dear children will be awake then, and I think a 15th anniversary demands some special romantic "alone-time". The following weekend is not out of the question, but "the moment" will have passed, requiring something more formal/expensive.
posted by keith0718 on Jul 4, 2007 - 19 answers

So, you're telling me we should just be friends?

How can I begin changing my views on relationships and romance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2007 - 21 answers

Relearning romance

Help me re-learn how to romance my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2006 - 28 answers

How to show appreciation to a husband?

What can a wife do to demonstrate appreciation and affection for her husband? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2006 - 53 answers

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