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The space equation

The space equation

Negotiating time with — and without — your partner Over the years I have watched couples struggle to find a balance between the time they spend with their partners and all their other commitments. I hear stories of significant others who spend entire weeks playing computer games, and partners who never […]

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‘…to the exclusion of all others’

‘…to the exclusion of all others’

What monogamy really asks of our long-term partners and ourselves Many of us grew up with the romantic ‘happily ever after’ notion that if we truly love someone, monogamy comes naturally. That if we feel attracted to or seek intimacy with someone other than our life partner, this reflects underlying […]

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I’m into BDSM but my wife of 40 years is totally vanilla

I’m into BDSM but my wife of 40 years is totally vanilla

Dear Rhonda, First the facts:- 60 years old and married for 40 of them, still to the same woman, have 2 grown up adult kids and 3 grandkids. Had an affair 25 years ago that lasted 2 weeks, actually left home for her and then returned. Have never been forgiven […]

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Unrequited love, or ‘don’t bump uglies with your housemate’

Unrequited love, or ‘don’t bump uglies with your housemate’

Dear Rhonda I’m bi. Housemate is gay. There have been a few dalliances, nothing serious (he gives bad head). Housemate is in love with me. Housemate has been told that it ain’t gunna happen, no way, no how, this boy ain’t after a relationship. He still gets jealous and it […]

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My girlfriend agreed to an open relationship… until I wanted to act on it

My girlfriend agreed to an open relationship… until I wanted to act on it

Rhonda Perky answers your question: My girlfriend agreed to an open relationship… until I wanted to act on it. What should I do?

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Turns out my guy has a girlfriend. He won’t tell her about me. Should I?

Turns out my guy has a girlfriend. He won’t tell her about me. Should I?

Rhonda Perky answers your question: The guy I’m seeing has a girlfriend and won’t tell her about me. Should I?

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