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Ask Erin: Help! I'm Worried My Partner’s Kid Is A Deal Breaker

Adults need ADULT time.

I have a dilemma and I don't know what to do. I am in a lesbian relationship. My girlfriend has a 10-year-old daughter and I am totally OK with that, because I love kids. However, lately we never have any time alone.

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Ask Erin: My Partner's Bad For Me — Why Can't I Let Them Go?

Why can't I leave him once and for all?

I'd like your opinion on why a smart, formerly-independent woman can't break ties with someone who I know is emotionally manipulating me, making me question myself, uses me as an option at his convenience, is a womanizer, and admits to being a narcissist?

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Ask Erin: Help! My Partner Wants To Be Polyamorous And I Don't

She says things like “I’m not responsible for your feelings,” which I get, but my feelings are the consequences of her actions!

So, here’s the deal: I am a lesbian. My girlfriend and I have been together for three years. We have had a completely monogamous relationship. But recently, we have been talking about the possibility of a polyamorous relationship, mainly because she has been pressing the issue.

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Ask Erin: Help! My Friends Are Still Friends With My Ex

Breakups are hard, even under the best of circumstances. Messy breakups that involve court proceedings are even harder.

My partner informed me that our relationship of nine years was over. I am friends with a couple who were so supportive through the whole ordeal. A few months ago, they invited both my ex and me to a party they were having.

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Ask Erin: How Can I Get Closure After A Sudden Breakup?

I know that every relationship ending can leave some loose ends, but this feels surreal — like what we had never existed.

I just had a long-distance relationship abruptly end. I have had relationships end abruptly before and sometimes painfully, but this recent one was different.

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Ask Erin: Am I Losing My Wife To Sobriety?

I’m afraid I’m going to lose my wife to AA. My wife and I are both in our mid 30s and we’ve been married for six years, together for nine. When we met, we both drank socially, or I thought we did. I started noticing after we got married that her drinking increased.

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Ask Erin: Am I In A Toxic Relationship?

This is not a complicated situation, but a person like your boyfriend wants it to feel complicated so that you feel confused enough to stay.

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Ask Erin: Should I Move In With My Best Friend And Her Husband?

My best friend is married and her and her husband are moving into a new house. Now here’s the thing: My best friend wants me to move in with them, and so does her husband, to help with expenses and because they know I want to get out of my living situation.

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Ask Erin!: What Do I Do About My Boyfriend Ignoring Me?

My boyfriend is ignoring me. I am 32 and he is 34. We have been together for six months. We are both pretty busy with work etc, but I always make him a priority. I always feel like I am giving more than he does and it’s come to a crisis point.

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Ask Erin!: Should I Confront My Friend For Sending A Love Letter To My Husband?

Oh no she didn't!

Last week, my husband received a Facebook message from a good mutual friend of ours. We are also good friends with her husband. It was basically one long love poem!

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