Healthy Relationships Support Group

No relationship is perfect. A long-term relationship requires constant effort to understand each other, fix misunderstandings, solve problems and continue to grow as both individuals change and evolve. How we deal with our misunderstandings is the focus of this community. Join us to find support, get advice, and share your experience with your relationship.

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  • abcd88

    First Time Using Online Support

    I needed a place to get advice where it was outside my family and friends that see my four year relationship daily. Everything was fine until last summer, he started getting emotionally abusive and would say really mean things to me. (I don't want to get into specifics just yet). Whenever we get in really bad fights he will ignore me for a week and I won't hear from him at all. Lately, I've been...
  • jstpb

    Learning Heathy Patterns

    8
    What is the basics of a good relationship? I have friends and relatives who are in Healthy relationships, and their advice is a mixure of many things such as communicate listen more  trust your intuition and love yourself. I always believed that Love is complicated and if you have not found love it may not be something that was supposed to have in your life. Not that anything is wrong with you...
  • Ihavethepowertohealmylife

    Scapegoating relationship during hardtimes

    2
    my boyfriend and I have been going through a really rough patch where it just seems like his emotions are all over the place. Sometimes he expreses a loss for love of life and feeling of hopelessness in all intimacy and social interactions, essentially wants to give up.I'm a supportive partner and we've had a good number of fights but are always learning to communicate and grow together.Tonight...
  • Dan_99

    I don't like myself....I just don't.

    I feel like I'm out of answers.  I dont like me.  I dont respect me.  and I'm so sad.I've never been able to make friendships or relationships last. Eventually people realize I'm just a foolish dumb ass an I'm not cool.I dont know what I expect anyone to say to me here.......I just wish I could change...its so sad.I hate me.
  • anxietyruiningmylife

    relationship with sisters falling apart

    hi all,I have two sisters (18 and 20 years old) both of whom I used to be very very close with. My family was tight knit. Then about a year ago something began to snap. Suddenly, my sisters began to exclude me from their conversations, and inside jokes.They have both changed 360 degrees, and I can't relate to them anymore which makes me sad. I don't go visit them at college, and we barely talk to...
  • sunshine101

    It's Not Me, It's You

    9
    I live with a passive-aggressive husband, 28 years. I started noticing it more and more these past few months even though I've always known something just wasn't right.  When things get difficult or a problem arises he shuts down.  He won't talk about any issues that upset him, instead he says he can't deal with it and leaves the room.  He will give me the silent treatment for days over...
  • chocolate06

    boyfriend talking to females

    6
    In second year of university (2015), my boyfriend, who was my friend in second year, used to bang on about this speciic girl all the time. In second year, although we weren't together, he knew of my feelings and he told me how he felt about me so it was near the time we were about to be together. Anyways there's this girl at uni he always went on about, how she had a nice body and a nice bum and...
  • chocolate06

    He's at a party as we speak, and I'm so anxious!

    I have this friend, well it's like we are basically in a relationship, but without the label. We've gone through a lot together over the past two years, which has caused major trust issues. These issues have been my fault as well as his, however, as much as I don't want to sound like a cow and a child, the things I did was kind of a reaction to how much he pushed me away at the start. Anyways,...
  • TLCF137

    Perspective Please

    5
    I have been in this relationship for four years.  In terms of lying, I suppose everyone tells small lies here and there and for the most part, I don't lie to anyone else about big things.  I may lie when I say I'm okay with trying something new or going somewhere when I'm tired but I'll usually say something like, "I'm tired but I'll go with you," or, "Yeah, that's fine.  Let's have pizza,"...
  • 3AHalo1

    Struggling Relationship

    4
    I am new to this group but I lost my son at 31 weeks 5 days into my pregnancy and delivered him in August. Everything about life has been difficult since. The thing I am struggling with the most right now is my relationship with my husband. We have always been very good at communicating and through our loss we did a great job at being there for one another. Now, though there is constant tension...
  • blueraincoat123

    Does your partner see *YOU*?

    I was in a relatively good place when I met my partner online. That's what I thought, anyway. What I didn't realize is that I would relapse with my (kinda severe) eating disorder just a month or two into the relationship. When that happened, I told her I could no longer see her; that I needed to focus on my recovery. That I was sorry for wasting her time. She cried and asked to stay in touch. We...
  • Lolaby

    Family relationship

    4
    Hi all, kinda need to vent.i feel restricted almost enslaved by my parents. They are overbearing and it is difficult to deal with them. My brother is a recluse as is my sister and I get really bored at home.They decided I needed medication so I feel restricted and as though I have no decision making ability.Also I think my family is in the mafia.Glad to get this off my chest.No reply is necessary...
  • openheart

    How to you get from dating to a relationship?

    I have been single for 11 years now. Its lonely. I have dated many guys, but its never progressed into a relationship. As the common denominator, I believe I must be doing something wrong, but I am so confused. I have been 'ghosted' so many times, I should be used to it by now, but it just seems to hurt more and more everytime it happens. For example, I met this guy a month ago. Things were going...
  • family

    Little lost

    5
    Well here goes my first post. I have been married to my husband for just over nine years. We have been through so so much. Having two beautiful children together aged 6&8. For a long thime I have been looking after everyone & not taking time for myself. I quit my job of 18years late last year taking time to look after my two young children.I thought this would help me slow down & take some...
  • september2014

    The L-Bomb

    8
    Last weekend, my boyfriend and I had been out for drinks and when we got home, he said he loved me. He said he knew he didn't say it much, but he really does. That was the first time either of us had said that to each other. So, we went out with some friends on Valentine's Day (neither of us is that into the holiday) but I said I loved him when we got home. Aaaand then he said he wasn't quite...