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Ask Elizabeth: Relationship Advice

Ask Elizabeth: Relationship Advice

That time of the year is fast approaching. I find Christmas really stressful but on top of regular Christmas stress I have to deal with my girlfriend pretending I don’t exist. She’s very welcome at my family’s home for one of the festive meals but she does not like me accompanying her to see her […]

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Ask Elizabeth: Angry Girlfriend

Ask Elizabeth: Angry Girlfriend

I am in a state of confusion and stress.  I love my girlfriend, but I cannot deal with her anger and I don’t understand it.  She blows her top for all different reasons, some of them quite pathetic in my opinion, and takes it out on me.  She becomes quite violent at times – not […]

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Ask Elizabeth: Why Can’t I Can’t Satisfy Him

Ask Elizabeth: Why Can’t I Can’t Satisfy Him

I’m desperate.  I can’t seem to engage with my partner any more or, at least, not in the way I used to.  We don’t seem to enjoy the same things any more, we don’t go out much, and our sex life is abysmal.  I am feeling like a real idiot: why can’t I satisfy him […]

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Ask Elizabeth: Resolving Conflict

Ask Elizabeth: Resolving Conflict

Driven David Asks My partner and I have been together for nearly seven years.  We are both intelligent and have responsible positions in our workplaces. We have similar and separate interests and, whilst we acknowledge that this is the ideal, we do experience some deep conflict around same.  I love my partner and do not […]

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Ask Elizabeth: I Want To Save Money

Ask Elizabeth: I Want To Save Money

Desperate Joe Asks… I want to save money so that we can have an investment portfolio for our later years.  My partner wants to spend money and not ‘live for tomorrow’.  He objects to having a size able savings plan.  I think he is impractical and thoughtless. I have referred previously that, at times, in […]

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I’m worried that my boyfriend may not be gay after all. I’m the first guy he’s been with, but I’m beginning to suspect that it’s just a phase he’s going through. What’s the best way to bring this up as a conversation? Yeah, this could be quite frustrating and confusing – a whole bucket of […]

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My boyfriend and I broke up amicably after five years together. While we’re fine leading our separate lives, I’ve realized that our break up is challenging for our mutual friends. People now make sure that we’re not invited to the same parties and when we catch up they never mention him, even though I know […]

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ASK ELIZABETH

My boyfriend keeps chatting to other guys on Grindr, he says it’s just fun chat, but I want him to delete the app.  Am I being unreasonable? How often I have wondered if life were not simpler in the ‘good old days’ – whatever that means.  Maybe days without apps, and mobile phones and long […]

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  I met my girlfriend about seven months ago and it was instant love on both sides.  She has a teenage daughter and has been on her own for about five years.  These months have been just amazing!  We never fought, gave each other everything and started to talk about moving in together.  I can’t […]

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My partner keeps accusing me of criticising him. There are things that he does that I don’t like and sometimes it annoys me.  But don’t I have the right to tell him when this happens?  Why should he think that I’m criticising him? John Gottman, of the renowned Gottman Relationship Institute, says that certain kinds […]

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