(Closed) Emotional Cheating – In need of DESPERATE help/advice

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
128 posts
Blushing bee

Wow…what a douche. Dump his ass and move onto a MAN. 

Post # 4
9375 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Eh, I actually don’t see this as that bad. The first convo happened last August, so you two were only dating a couple months. Things probably weren’t yet fully established in the relationship. And then the second convo happened when you said yourself you two were going through a rough patch a year ago. I also don’t see what I would consider to be “emotional cheating” going on there — it seems like he was just talking about how he was feeling about your relationship. 

And I assume there was nothing “worse” than these examples or else you probably would have posted it.

If you have trust issues with him now, just turn your engagement into a long one. You’ve only been together 1.5 years with a break in the middle, so I don’t see any reason to rush into marriage. 

Post # 5
587 posts
Busy bee

Yeah I’d feel a bit sad if I were you and found that. He hasn’t physically cheated? Or met up with her has he? I would be hurt but it’s probably not all that serious. It’s easy to get carried away behind a key board, I guess too especially if you were going through a rough patch. At the time if you we fighting it’s probably easy for him to get carried away and flirt. He did say “it’s all good” and that he will work it out. So are you two still together? If things are better and he has figured it out and still wants to be with you,and he hasn’t cheated on any other way, then if you still love him, I think you should try and work with it.

After I got engaged, a guy who i went to school with, who I hadn’t seen in a long time messaged me and said something like he missed out being with me! I told him i hope his then girlfriend doesn’t read that message! He is now engaged to her. Guys don’t think sometimes before they speak, or text!

Post # 6
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Ceremony and Reception: Historic mansion on the water

He’s a man acting like a man with no ties at that point in time.  You have to decide if he is truly trustworthy NOW to stay in the relationship and, if so, if you keep going back to the past you won’t be able to move forward.  Seems to me like you don’t trust him still since you are posting text messages that happened almost a year ago.  It is possible that your Fiance is now focused and commited to you and you only but if your instinct says something is wrong it probably is.  Think hard and long before making a decision.  

Post # 9
9375 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

saracatherine:  Sorry but as I said above, I definitely think you’re overreacting. There really is nothing worrisome about the last conversation from a cheating standpoint. Seems like he’s just talking to a friend about he was feeling. Could have been a dude he was talking to and the conversation would have been the same.

And like I said, the first one (even if it did involve some sex-related talk) was only a few months into dating. Sure, you say you two were “exclusive” but it sounds like you guys were living far away and not seeing eachother too often, so even if you were technically “exclusive” he might have not felt like it was completely serious at that point. 

I’m usually all for Bees leaving their cheating SOs/FIs/DHs the instant it happens and never look back, but I just don’t think this is that big a deal here and would be inclined to give your Fiance the benefit of the doubt.

If it’s a big deal to YOU, you need to figure out why (it sounds like you already know — it’s because of your trust issues with him) and then try to see if that can be worked on.

Post # 10
1245 posts
Bumble bee

Whether or not things were peachy keen or tough, if you were together he should not have been discussing his muffins diving skills or what she likes in bed. The rest isn’t that bad to me but he sexual aspect wous break my trust and I don’t think I’d be able to get over that… not without some serious communication and effort.

Post # 11
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

He sounds lovely… May I ask, why do you want to marry him?

Post # 12
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Eh. I certainy get why you would be upset reading this stuff. But given the timing and what was said, I’m not sure that it’s a huge deal, either. This is why you shouldn’t go digging through stuff, especially for things in the past. The first conversation is flirty, but not what I wold consider cheating, and it was early in a long distance relationship. The second isn’t pleasant to read, but is just discussing the basics of the relationship in honest terms. I mean, I think it’s good to use this to talk to your guy about your relationship and see if aanything is going on with this girl currently (assuming not since I’d guess you would have posted the most damning texts). But don’t go in, guns blazing, accusing him of cheating. I wouldn’t call any of this cheating. Maybe not the best behavior. And I would hope he has changed the sexy talk that was exhibited early in the relationship. But not cheating. 

Post # 13
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Seriously? You were only DATING a couple months, THIS was over a year ago!! Even you said you were in a rough patch and broke up for quite a few months. 

LET IT GO!!!! It’s in the past. If he hasn’t done anything since, said he wanted to be with you, proposed to you.. Then you either have trust in him since then or you don’t. The information is irrelevant to your relationship now. 

Get over it and move on. 

Post # 14
628 posts
Busy bee

I’m surprised everyone is cool with this. I’d be seriously pissed. Not necessarily for cheating reasons, but because I wouldn’t want to be with someone who would talk like that. It’s disrespectful and gross. And I understand that this was early on in the relationship, but I could never be with someone who had ever said that stuff about me at any stage. Just makes me angry. And the exchanging of naked pictures… did that happen during your relationship? I’d be out. I don’t care if it was at an early stage. If you guys had agreed to be in an exclusive relationship, then he betrayed you. I personally wouldn’t accept it.

Post # 15
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ArcadiaRose:  I also am amazed at how many people are OK with this. First, it went on for (at least) 3 months. Second, the last page is when they had been exclusively dating for 5 months. Trustworthy guys don’t do that when they’re in a relationship, it’s that simple. Third, he is still in contact with this girl. And fourth, he turned off his computer the other day to hide something, so I’d bet anything he is still talking dirty to her.

All this adds up to: he can’t be trusted.

I’d dump him. At the very least, this is way, way to early to be engaged.

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