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How do I post a new message?

Simply select the forum which most closely matches your particular situation and click on the button. You will then be prompted for information about your thread and be given various options. Please note that you do not have to be registered in order to post on the forums.

If you are unsure about which specific forum your issue fits best, please post it in the General Relationship Discussion forum.

To reply to comments offered by others, or to add additional information, please click on the Reply button in the thread you're viewing to contribute to that discussion. To include the text of a previous post in your reply as a quotation, use the button beside the post you'd like to include.

See also: Community Guidelines to learn what we expect from participants before posting

I want to change something I've posted. Can I edit my own posts?

If you have registered, you will be able to edit your posts for 240 minutes after posting.

To edit your posts, click the button by the post you want to edit. If someone has posted a response after your post, you will have to contact a moderator to edit your post or make your changes known in the form of an additional reply to the thread.

After you have made your modifications, a note may appear, which notifies other users that you have edited your post. Moderators may also edit your messages, causing this note to appear as well.

How do I delete posts I've made?

With rare exception, once messages are submitted to the forum and replied to, we do not remove them. Removing messages completely would be a disservice to our community as a whole; especially to those who offered a response to you. Please review our Terms of Service.

If there is information in the posts that you feel might identify you (such as names, years, places, or dates, etc.) that isn't directly relevant to the thread, we'll be happy to alter the message to help protect your identity. Alert us to the post by clicking the button by your post, detailing any such information you'd like changed and a moderator will make those edits for you.

We recommend to all our visitors that when posting they remain as anonymous as possible.

Where can I find a list of the commonly used acronyms and abbreviations used on the forum?

Postings often include acronyms used as short-hand by participants. While we discourage the use of acronyms as many visitors are not native speakers of English, many of the following appear throughout the forums:

BFBoyfriend / Best Friend
BSBetrayed Spouse
BTWBy The Way
DDDear Daughter
DHDear Husband
DSDear Son
DWDear Wife
EAEmotional Affair
FWBFriends With Benefits
FWIWFor What It's Worth
IANALI Am Not A Lawyer
IMInstant Messaging
IMEIn My Experience
IM(H)OIn My (Humble) Opinion
LDRLong-Distance Relationship
LMAOLaughing My (expletive) Off
LOLLaughing Out Loud
LTRLong-Term Relationship
MMMarried Man
MWMarried Woman
OMOther Man
OMGOh My God
ONSOne Night Stand
OPOriginal Post(er)
OTOHOn The Other Hand
OWOther Woman
PMPrivate Message
SOSignificant Other
STBH/WSoon To Be Husband/Wife
WTFWhat The (expletive)
WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get (Commonly used to refer to the advanced text editor)

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