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Would it ruin my relationship if I want to spend a weekend alone?

Would it ruin my relationship if I want to spend a weekend alone?

Different people: have different needs for alone time. Consider talking with your significant other about what a comfortable balance of together and alone time would look like for your relationship. ...Read more

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my friends are worried. Because I always prefer to be alone and I distance myself from everyone I have no close relationships, and no sexual interest?

 my friends are worried. Because I always prefer to be alone and I distance myself from everyone I have no close relationships, and no sexual interest?

Not unusual for Teen: 16 year old female says 'my friends are worried because I always prefer to be alone and I distance myself from everyone I have no close relationships, and no sexual interest. Not unusual for teenager to want alone time for many reasons; Preference, Shyness, Feel uncomfortable or bullied by peers, Depression & more. To write this indicates writer is most likely OK. This too will pass. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My OCD is out of control - especially in my relationships. How do I not let this ruin my social life?

My OCD is out of control - especially in my relationships. How do I not let this ruin my social life?

ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy & it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd & believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure & response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Severe and frequent paranoid thoughts affecting relationships and social life scared to be alone on walk as I think people will attack me What is this?

Severe and frequent paranoid thoughts affecting relationships and social life scared to be alone on walk as I think people will attack me What is this?

Paranoia: is excessive/unrealistic fears. There are also reasonable cautions we need to take. A mental health professional can help you sort out what is going on, what may be reasonable and what may be paranoia. If paranoia, he/she will help you with that. Peace and good health. Good for you to deal w/this early in life and move on. ...Read more

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My PMS's so severe that it had begun to take over my life,wreck relationships,ruin jobs,studying and cause me so much emotional pain. what should I do?

My PMS's so severe that it had begun to take over my life,wreck relationships,ruin jobs,studying and cause me so much emotional pain. what should I do?

Consult: Consult with your OB/GYN. S/he can discuss options such as adjusting your hormones. there are mental health medications that can be helpful with this problem, but see if there is a more basic solution first. ...Read more

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Is sex good for a relationship?

Is sex good for a relationship?

Important for most: Although many people do this regularly, sex is not a requirement for life but a very important part of a healthy relationship. Unfortunately for some, either due to illness/age/religion, or life circumstances prevent such pleasure for many many years. So, if you don't feel up to it, then you shouldn't...You are only 20, the real opportunities will come...Good luck. ...Read more

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Do relationships change over time?

Do relationships change over time?

Yes: We change over time, it's only normal for relationship to change as we change. The level of intimacy might change, if you have children, children will change the relationship as well. There are many facets of the relationships, while some might seem static, some will change. ...Read more

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What makes a healthy relationship?

Healthy Love: Check out this link on healthy love. Some favorites are openness, encourages individuality, expresses feelings and believes in equality. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/43/42/80/434280aec37b178f12323adac16acc71.jpg. ...Read more

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Sex is good or bad for a relationship?

Sex is good or bad for a relationship?

It depends: Studies of sexual satisfaction suggest that sex is not the magical ingredient that automatically makes a relationship fulfilling. The most gratifying sex seems to depend on each partner having his/her needs met by a partner who understands/respects one's sexual desires, valuing one's partner and being devoted to the relationship, and enjoying being with each other, both sexually and non-sexually. ...Read more

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How can I keep the spark in our relationship?

Relationships: Don't ever assume there is nothing new to learn about your partner, the one mistake people often make is thinking they know each other inside out. We change, we grow, we age and we always want to employ empathic listening to learn new things about the person closest to us. In addition don't life your couple lives in routines, same thing to do every weekend, novelty keeps a spark burning. ...Read more

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