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When Is It Time To Leave The Relationship?

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a crisis counselor for over 16 years. I know from time to time people struggle with daily life events and everyone can use a little help, guidance and support. I approach every situation with a non judgmental and empathetic view. Working together can bring you resolution,comfort and stability.

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bemusedandbored: My relationship has turned really boring. My girlfriend has some self-esteem issues and has gone through really busy few months due to her grad school. I have tried to be understanding but I am losing patience. I don't know how long I can hold on. It's a very lonely relationship. There is definitely not enough sex as far as I am concerned. She also read more
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bemusedandbored: I should add that I think my sense of loneliness is increased by the fact that she chooses to stay up all night and then go to bed at 5 in the morning. She says she just prefers it that way. She also never has time/money to go out and do anything. When she is busy with work, I am respectful and give her the space she needs. But then I see her takin read more
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Laura Altieri-Howell, LCSW (therapist): Hi bemusedandbored: it's nice to meet you. I am sorry to hear that you are having relationship issues. It sounds like you care about your girlfriend and trying to be patient but feeling frustrated. How long have you been together for? I am also wondering if you have talked to her about how you are feeling and if you did what is her response?
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