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only other pieces of advice the posters in this thread need:
if he cared, he would show it
online relationships aren't real relationships
don't date ugly people because "maybe their personality will help me ignore it"
don't date people with mental health issues/baggage
these together solve every issue posted in these threads
and don't cling to any of these fucking losers just because he left you and you are suffering from post-breakup psychosis
there, we three solved every problem that will ever come up in this thread
t. non-intellectually-challenged bitch
What? By “this” I meant the whole getting dumber thing…
phew, I guess it’s not just me>>283329
Now that you mention it, maybe stress + repetitiveness. I started working again this year so could be I hadn’t noticed I get like this due to work before because wasn’t in a relationship so didn’t feel inclined to put effort into interactions. I should do something about it to see if it helps. Thanks
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If a guy doesn't completely write-off astrology it's safe to say he at least wants to fuck you, right?
after leaving a genuinely abusive relationship where i was hit on multiple occasions by a man 5 years older than me and verbally abused on a daily, as i look to go back into dating im facing two options
my ex, who i was with for a year is interested in me again. the reason we broke up is because he was very emotionally unavailable and unaffectionate and it made us drift, as im not looking for someone who doesn't initiate any form of intimacy, sexual or not with me, hes saying hes changed but i can only see small improvements. he says he cant last through the day without talking to me and im what keeps him going, so i feel fucking awful for not knowing if i still like him or not, he knows im not looking for anything right now. hes from a wealthy family and is going into IT so we'll be very well off if we start a life together. however i recently met someone through mutual friends and ive never clicked with someone more than this, we can talk for hours endlessly and never get bored. hes very sweet, and although he knows i dont want anything he says he'd wait for me, hes from a less well off family and doesn't believe in college however. i guess what im grappling with here is do i sacrifice what is guaranteed to be a well off future for someone id financially struggle with, but enjoy the company and attention of much more? im also worried that this is just a honeymoon phase and the mask of being perfect for me will slip, and he'll be evil underneath much like my last ex was. he mentioned having an extremely physically abusive long term relationship before so he relates to me on a much better level than the first boy too
i dont know what to do, neither of them deserve to be led on so i dont plan on doing it as neither of them are bad guys and deserve someone who makes them happy, i just want to make what i feel like is the best decision
My gosh it wasn't funny the first time, it's not funny now. Drop it>>283799>>283835
Go see a shrink asap
Sorry, it was >>283800
>>283783 who was kindly reaching out to me with the answerbacks. >>283799
was me too. I'm a little retarded today because I did go to the shrink and got some heavy duty sedative meds.
Please don't call me a controlling prude. I know and Idgaf.
Something's really bothering me. My boyfriend mentioned this show he watches with his dad a few months ago, and for whatever reason only a few days ago i decided to look at what kind of scenes it has. The following is what I found out:
>As the show progresses, the sexual content becomes increasingly graphic and so does the nudity.
>Multiple scenes of a male who lusts over a female because she produces breast milk.
>There is some type of sexual content in every episode. This ranges from sexual dialogue to sex scenes to an episode that fully shows porn.
>The show features numerous scenes of graphic sexual content. This includes 2 scenes of porn, multiple sex scenes, a few instances of graphic male and female nudity.
>One of them shows multiple shots of them in different positions while fighting. He then lasers her breasts and she enjoys it.
>A girl with a sexual outfit gets Cunnilingus performed on her by sitting on a mans face. She starts thrusting on it and when she climaxes she gets agitated and knives come out of her skin slicing a mans face open. She realizes this later but his brains are already all over the floor. Very graphic.
>Two men attempt to rape a woman but are stopped
>S2: a tv shows a naked woman with her bare buttocks close up
>Multiple sex jokes/references.
>At a party a man has sex with a doll as everyone else watches.
>Man has sex with a woman and he gets turned on when he sees an octopus behind the woman.
>Man gets a blowjob from an octopus
>Male genitalia graphically shown. No female genitalia.
>Characters shown either partially and fully naked and engaging in a massive orgy, with just about every sexual act one could probably think of being depicted in extremely graphic detail.
>Season 3 includes a orgy sequence through almost an entire episode. Although it's explicit, it's purely comical and comedic.
>In one season, someone is watching porn. Nothing is shown, but it's implied and you hear some moaning.
I feel fucking enraged that he's watching this shit in the first place, and even more grossed and weirded out at the fact that he's watching this crap with his DAD. WTF?????? I know he has told me before he would like to bond more with his dad and he tries whenever he can, this is the atrocity they're bonding over?! I have so many questions, like whose idea this was (maybe it was his dad's and he's just putting up with it bc "family time", but that just makes me think he's a pathetic bitch because he can just not watch it), and at what time they watch it, and how is it not awkward, and if his mom doesn't know if he thinks it's right? I wanna slap him several times first though
Am I overreacting? what would you do in this situation? I'm really trying to give him the benefit of the doubt here, but I just can't. edited some typos
what in the goddamn fucking show is this….??
naw you aren't a controlling bitch this shit is fucked up. i cant tell you what to do about it because what works for my moid doesn't work for all. i would express my disgust and shame him, make him feel disgusting, and then dump him. couldnt even look at a man who watches that shit in the eye tbh much less fuck him.
I'm laughing so hard now, the first time I looked it up I just went to google images and thought, oh just some superhero show, the women are not too skimpy. No biggie.
>>283982>I am work from home so he takes this to mean I should do most of the housework and I kind of just accept this because he does construction and is too tired to clean house anyway, regardless of how offensive the insinuation that my skilled labor job is easy is.
women continuing to work full time while taking on most, if not all, household burden, and thanklessly too, is depressing. also the problem with your guy seems to be that he's generally acting malicious. Maybe not evil but in bad faith if you get what i mean. if you look at each individual interaction alone he can easily paint you as the overreactive bad guy, don't fall for it. he seems to be the type of asshole who naturally gravitates to doing the least amount of work without realizing, while belittling what you do. you'll never win because you're for the household and he's only for himself. two years in, not married, and you're taking on a wife role, and what do you even get out of it? if you get married, that commentary and YOUR, and only your, household workload is just gonna get worse.
women keep getting conned in relationships
Honestly…you're right, and I know you're right. I just needed to hear it. He does paint me out to be overreacting and says I'm acting like a bitch sometimes. Sometimes I even believe him because I'm definitely the one that "starts" fights by taking issue with the things he says–but in the moment I'm just defending myself while I'm being heckled while working my ass off. I've just gotten off work, I'm tired too, and I'm standing in the kitchen with an aching back chopping vegetables while he drinks beer and asks if I'm gonna clean up because he's "concerned it'll stain the glass cooktop" as if I've ever left a mess there. He knows I haven't. He heckles anyway and brushes it off like he was "just asking" and "just concerned." If he was really CONCERNED, he'd see the annoyed look on MY face about the mess and say "sorry babe, that sucks, want me to watch it while you do that?" But no.
Thank you Nonnie
np nonner. i hope you leave and end up with someone who, even if there are issues, is provably a team player with you and who is beneficial to your lifeyes including financially cause even housekeepers get paid, no use working full time AND muling at home
also >Sometimes I even believe him because I'm definitely the one that "starts" fights by taking issue with the things he says–but in the moment I'm just defending myself while I'm being heckled while working my ass off.
ok be wary of this cause men love doing this mindfuck "you're overreacting babe i just liddurly made a single comment wtf" dont fall for it. the fight maybe starts when you call it out, but the problematic
behavior starts way before, when he continuously, repeatedly makes snide or unnecessary comments that, intentionally or not, devalue your work around the house, add more tasks for you to do and/or allow him to skip his tasks and relinquish his responsibilities to you. that said, there is no way the fights would ever go in your favour, if he was gonna take the role of a fair partner he would have, and through discussion, not only when you finally lash out because you're at the end of the rope. the only purpose of a fight is for you to be the bad guy.
Wow…that was actually so enlightening to read. I knew he does this but couldn't put words to what he was doing before. He says I love to fight sometimes because I bring up issues. The fight wouldn't happen though if the behavior stopped the first, second or even fifth time I asked nicely though. So it makes me feel like I'm fucking crazy or secretly the toxic
one in the relationship and maybe he's right because technically I DID start the fight. But am I not allowed to defend myself from this heckling? Am I allowed to follow him to work and point out mistakes and ask if he's going to fix them then say he's trying to fight with me if he says it's annoying? Of course not. That would be absurd. But he observes my work around the house and needles me about it every day and I'm supposed to shut up about it.
Hmmm, okay I'm listening. It only mentions one episode in one season as being "comedic" which makes the rest sound like soft-core to full-on porn. You're also saying some scenes are uncomfortable to view with your parents which directly contradicts the whole "it's just for the lols!" thing. Besides if it's a comedic parody of capeshit, why put in nudity? like, Marvel and Dc don't do this, so it seems unnecessary and like there's a different motivator behind the scenes. At most it's implied
. Then again, it's been a long time since I've consumed any of that shit.
I guess I feel a little better knowing another woman watches it, but at the same time not because of the questions above. Like do they seriously have to coomerfy everything, including what sounds like would have otherwise been a good show? fucking stupid. Bestiality, exhibitionism, objectification, cumbrainery, consumption of exploitative material, mascochism, and non-monogamy don't sound funny to me either.
Lol, my fiance is a fastidious Asian guy and I've had to learn how to deal with this exact behavior for 6 years now. Unfortunately for him I'm Mexican so I just bully him in response and make fun of him for being so pressed and it ends up making him laugh and forget that he was mad. That or I smile at him and say "I'm worth it though" when I do genuinely make a mistake or a mess. Idk if this works for every guy, but I used to be a teacher and this is how I diffused kids when they got bitchy lol
I don't think you're being dramatic–I don't take this behavior from my fiance and I do way less chores than you. It's really demeaning and makes you feel stupid when someone tells you how to do things, especially when you haven't even done something wrong yet.
I think I might be at my breaking point with my husband. We've known each other since we were kids and have been together for 11 years now, we have an almost 2 year old together. I'm almost positive he has BPD, he thinks he might too, but he refuses to get any help. No meds, no therapy, not even self-help stuff.
Before our kid was born he was mostly a great partner. I dealt with his anger issues the best I could because it was never directed at me… He was just angry about something and I'd listen to him rant. Even back then I tried to get him to get some help but he wouldn't. He doesn't feel like it's unreasonable to get angry over things like pop culture. Like he will work himself up into a rage about how bad Marvel movies are and how everyone who likes them is a retard and then that leads to a rant about Hollywood and on and on. He sees red when this happens and there's no getting him out of it until it's out of his system.
Now though he snaps on me. About shit he's made up in his head that he THINKS I'm thinking. It's not every day but it's a few times a week. He's just fucking mean to me when he gets into that kind of mood. It makes me feel so small and I just clam up and wait until he's finished. Usually by the end of it he's crying and apologizing. Idk it's like he loses himself for a few minutes in anger and then when he realizes what he's done he feels horrible.
He also makes everything fucking complicated for no reason. Yesterday we planned to go grab a coffee, go to the craft store, take our kid to the park, and then order dinner when we got home. Easy peasy Saturday afternoon. Except he fucking bitches about every aspect of it like "why are we going to the craft store if we have no purpose to go?" First of all, we're going because YOU suggested it! Second, who cares if we don't have a specific reason to go? We can look at the Halloween decorations and maybe find an activity to do as a family. Our kid will have a blast walking around the store looking at all the colours. Plus complaining about getting coffee ("well it's later than I thought it would be so this is pointless now") and the park ("we should have ordered dinner first and then come") and then just ordering dinner was a fucking shitshow because he was like mad at himself for wanting fast food? So he made a big deal out of how we shouldn't order at all.
Anyways. This morning was the same thing. We planned to take our kid to the forest for a walk where he could explore some nature. My husband suggested a different location and I asked "can we let the kid out of the stroller there?" and he fucking lost it. I was just sitting there stunned like wtf did I do? He just went off. It became clear he was mad because he assumed I was thinking this was a bad place to go, he also ripped into me for not being outdoorsy (I fuckin tried to organize a walk in the woods!) and how I can't handle shit like bugs and the heat. Eventually I started crying and told him I didn't want to be around him anymore and that I would take our kid for a walk by myself. He said "well now I feel like an asshole" (his most commonly used expression) and I said okay, you two go for a walk then.
So he did. It took 45 minutes for him to get ready while I watched the kid and packed the bag. He said "I'm glad you're getting some time to yourself" meanwhile they'll be back in less than an hour. They always are.
I'm sorry anons, I know this is a wall of text. I'm not ready to talk to a friend about this. I don't even care if anyone has advice, I just needed somewhere to say this. The thought of leaving scares me because I genuinely do love my husband, half the time he's great, plus I really don't want to have to deal with custody issues. But idk if I'm willing to put up with this shit anymore when he refuses to get help. I don't want our kid growing up with a dad like this.
Not to sound dramatic, but you're in an abusive
relationship. Is this what you want your child to be raised in? Do you want your child to listen to endless verbal abuse, day in, day out? What happens when your child becomes old enough to have a personality of their own?
What will happen when your child learns to say "No"? Can you imagine the shitstorm that's going to erupt then?
You need to think about what's best for your child. This is a fucked up situation and you need to get them out of it. It might be worth issuing an ultimatum to your husband- "get help or never see your child again"- but honestly, I'd take steps to have your husband removed from you and your child's life permanently.
I have 2 friends who've been in similar situations to this. Both split during covid tbh. They'd been with a guy since their teens, they waited nearly a decade before having a kid together… a good pace. The kid is barely a year old before you realise he's let his once 'mild' anger issues go rogue and its suddenly being targetted at you in a way he would've never done earlier on in the relationship or pre child. TBh I'm at the point where seeing this play out I do think there a level of self awareness involved on the mans part. Because a man who stays semi-controlled for that many years and when the kid comes along he regresses instead of becoming better.. he knows that kid and that fear of splitting up and co-parenting is holding you hostage with him. He is using that fact against you. They get the shock of their life when women remove themselves (and their kids) from this harmful environment. Which you should do.
You're a mom first and you shouldn't have to battle a full grown untreated bpd acting man in front of your kid at such an important developmental stage. This a son.. they mimic these dynamics later in life. I don't see a win in sight if you resort to begging him to seek help for his mystery disorder. You're describing a very common pattern of abuse that emerges after you have a kid with someone. That's not a disorder. Its a choice some men make.
I wanted to respond to you and tell you I’m sorry. You deserve better and you’re in a shit situation you don’t deserve. I have a lot of exp with a couple diagnosed men with bpd. One being a close relative I grew up with and another being someone I have a close relationship with now and have for several years, so maybe this will help. I think you should leave. He needs help, real help. You’re not his mother, his therapist, or caretaker. You’re his wife and he’s your partner. And he? He’s not capable of being a partner right now. He’s hurting you and he’s hurting your child. When he yells at you, when he blows up at you your child sees that, that’s scary. That baby loves you both and loves you the most probably. Dad is loud and aggressive and its scary. It’s also not the same things setting him off yeah? It sounds random, anything? It makes you anxious tense, waiting for the next shoe to drop. What’s going to set him off this time? What did I do wrong? Except you didn’t, you’re walking on egg shells because he can’t manage and cope with his emotions like a healthy adult and communicate. He throws a tantrum and expects you to take it like he’s a child and your his mummy, only you don’t have the power to stop him or punish him and it’s not your job. Your your baby’s mom.
If you do decide to leave and he has bpd I’d prepare for an onslaught of stupid fuckery. Get ahead of it, build a support net, set aside money in a private account, get a therapist just you see (a female you vibe with if you can), maybe join a support group there’s some online even for spouses married to people with bpd (it helps to get out and talk to other people and ground back in the real world where his reactions are fucking outrageous after being up in the air with them for so long).
And if you love him? I’d still leave. The one I’m close to now, I had to leave, it among a couple other things collapsing finally pushed him into at least getting help and he’s not angry anymore and he tries a lot more. Now he’ll apologize and attempt to communicate, he’s willing to work through DBT, but it’s only because he’s realized if he doesn’t stop being an absolute asshole no one cares if he’s in pain, he’ll chase everyone away and end up alone. You can’t make them learn that, people have to hit that on their own.
But keep in mind even if he gets help and starts getting better it will not magically fix him. He will still get triggered
, he will still want to default to unhealthy or abusive
behaviors at times and you will have to be strong enough to enforce boundaries again and again and again and it will tire you. Not trying to doom pill you, I’m sorry anon, your post struck a cord with me.
They earn shitloads where I’m from, there are some perks to shagging knuckledraggers if you can bear to lower yourself, nonny
That's the case here aswell, they earn a lot because there's a shortage of people who know how to do shit with their hands (this only happens in male-dominated fields ofc, you don't see women in female-dominated like nurses and teachers earn more despite the shortages there but that's another discussion). But you make a fair point about them usually not being the brightest. They're often among the most sexist and conservative too.>>283982
You're not overreacting and you could start fixing the unfair balance in your household by demanding he picks up his fair share of work around the house. It'll be tougher for him to unreasonably complain when he's doing a good chunk of the work.
Reminder: Your work is work just as much as his is. Sacrificing a significantly larger amount of your time to chores compared to him just because his job is more physically taxing is not fair. Your job is 40 hours (or whatever) of labour just like his. Typical example of women still being expected to carry the majority of the workload around the house despite working ± equal hours to their male partners.
They may not be to everyone but they contain graphic content. The hills have eyes have a rape scene I know makes me uncomfortable if a dude was super into that movie it would make me drop him tbh.
American horror story is just soft porn and comes off trashy. Probably not my kind of dude if he’s really into it either.
Adding a contingency; even if someone doesn't feel as if they deserve better it doesn't change the fact that being alone is often the more rational and emotionally healthier choice.
Saying this cuz I've seen people remain in bad situations with the excuse that they can't get better. It's wild how much people will get used to bad things. >>284338
And yeah, this. I've seen women do years of emotional labor and even pay for therapy for a man only for him to keep lying, keep spending massive bucks on online teens, etc. There's a point where it just becomes cucked to stick around. Sorry to use an incel word.
Go fuck yourself and choke on your own balls. It’s not her fault he’s a porn addict, men are responsible for their own behavior. >>284350
This is dumb, just break up and move on
This honestly makes me think of my situation.
How likely is it that my scrote still watches porn? I have checked his shit since and it seems to check out. I have sex with him every day if not multiple times a day. I just feel like I have no idea. He isn't alone at home really, but this Saturday he will be home alone. Shit like that triggers
me and he knows it, and he is very apologetic and sad for how he broke my trust. I feel paranoid because I have been getting so good with my BPD shit. I haven't freaked in a while and I want it to continue that way. But porn is definitely a topic that would make me lose my shit, hence why I haven't randomly searched all his shit recently. I'm just not sure of what to think.
Does looking up "what to talk about with your boyfriend" and other things in a similar "rekindling" vein mean you should probably break up? asked in ot but it's better i post the discussion here I guess
I feel like he's not trying to engage with me anymore, he would rather go hang out with his friends or watch youtube or read or etc. Meanwhile I realized recently I've only been trauma-dumping, everything I bring up is negative, even I get sick of hearing myself talk but I can't stop.
I can't tell if he's an asshole or not for seemingly reacting this way. On one hand, I've reacted worse in the past to people trauma-dumping (completely cut off) because I felt overwhelmed and not equipped to help. On the other, I haven't felt compelled to distance myself from him when he has opened up to me and tried my best. He tries his best too I suppose, but doesn't try very much to include me in the stuff he gets positivity from like I did with him in mine previously. Being a part of something with him makes me feel bonded and closer. It's possible he's making sure I don't ruin the bit of "nice time" he has, i'm admittedly a pain. But it also makes me think maybe he just doesn't care.
Since I've forgot how to be myself (my interests, hobbies, everything) because my mindset at the moment makes it difficult, I've been looking up stuff I think might help turn things around, start from scratch to reconnect and fortify our relationship, but this again makes me think I'm the only one who cares about the health of the relationship and that means I shouldn't try to put effort into mending something he possibly doesn't want mended. I've thought it might be just me who feels this way, but there's no way being a listening ear and shoulder to cry on for somebody else makes anybody mildly sane feel closer to the person after a while.
this is good advice nonnie
. i'm also going to try to match her effort. if she only wants to be cordial acquanitances that's fine, and we can keep each other at arm's length. it's just weird that she invites me to all of these important life events/trips but yet doesn't seem to want to get closer, but at the end of the day it's not worth trying to force something.
Ewwww. Checks out, mine used to go floppy fast and for the longest I thought it was me.
I’m thinking strangers can’t tell because it’s jeans but idk(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)
NTA and probably not what OP meant but i looked it up and there actually seems to be a correlation between autism and a low libido, which may explain why he would be fine with it. Reminds me of my own boyfriend who I also suspect is autistic and is not a horndog. But at the same time it doesn't make sense because I thought autism was extreme male-brain and most degenerates I've known have also been autistic? Maybe it depends on the severity? saged for OT>>284559>You sound autistic, too.
Kek'd. I agree though, OP should look into therapy
My first relationship lasted 4 years and for whatever reason I didn't want sex. We did foreplay stuff and it never escalated. I was clear that I might never change my mind about sex. I was always upfront about that. I checked in with him here and there (as we became more commited) to make sure he was still ok with it and he never put pressure on me or hinted at any resentment over it. Tbh one day he did just leave and it was the type of break up where I was genuinely totally blindsided by it. He moved out, refused to communicate and I never got my answer but to this day I think that was the issue and that he would've maybe felt like an asshole if he'd had to tell me that to my face. Looking back I don't know what I could've done different. Even if he'd been more honest I still didn't want sex.
A couple years later I met a guy and we started having sex right away. I was 27 when a switch flipped. I can't explain why. I've been a more sexual person since.
All that to say, it might be a possibility that it'll become an issue someday. Hanging on for a few years is one thing but if a man imagines his life as being permanently sexless it might be a dealbreaker eventually. I guess coming to terms with that as 'a possibility' is all you can do. For now he's not indicating that its an issue and you only go off what he's telling you.
Years ago I went from the neet life to meeting a guy. He was quick to propose and I said yes thinking that we had years of engagement ahead of us. My mom was given months to live. He surprised me by pushing for us to have the wedding within time to have my mom present. I had nerves the morning of the wedding and I didn't know what to make of that. We got married. I lost my mom. I spent all my time with him when he was home from work and I never made friends. A couple years into that routine he left me suddenly and apart from my dad who I'm not close to.. I didn't have a soul around to support me through that. I think me having no life outside of him and us rushing the wedding forward were the two nails in the coffin.
You're being reasonable if you want to hold back on the wedding date and if you want to establish friendships and not rely on one person as your everything. That's the healthier approach. Family who grew up in a different time (or culture) tend to give the worst advice on these issues.
Having been through a similar experience to op, the issue I faced was my marriage ending a little over three years later and me being stuck dealing with divorce rather than a simple split. I'm in a country where divorce takes years on years and in hindsight my family were pushing the date ahead all because they wanted an excuse to have a party/get together. It wasn't in my best interest to rush.
Ultimately I've to suck up the fact that I was too easily pressured so that's on me but ngl it's my only actual regret in life and its kind of tainted my view of family. They were there for the party and not there when the 'greatest guy' had a total personality shift and dropped me. Life was tough right after the split and I felt like this stigma was put on me for it having failed.
I dated a woman who was only formally diagnosed after we split but we both suspected it. Lived with her for years and noise was the only thing I had to be mindful of. She needed time to chill out alone if we'd been out all day anywhere crowded. It wasn't a big deal. I feel like having my own introverted ways made us a match.
She told me she loved me in cards and through gestures all the time but rarely said it out loud. Dunno know what was about because she was otherwise very warm and affectionate. I know alot of autistic women report low libido but she was the opposite.
I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this, it's an issue within my relationship so I think it counts? Nonnies, I'm at a loss of what to do.
Today I discovered my long time partner has been indulging in loli/underage pornography. I didn't find any real life cp, it's a couple of visual novel style games, the ones with the realistic models (you know the ones). Before anyone says I didn't dig deep enough, I'm the tech savvy one in the relationship, he wouldn't be able to hide much from me if I really wanna find it.
The general theme was daddy/daughter, which I already knew he was into and honestly didn't bother me when I thought it was all consenting age/roleplay kinda stuff. Like, I get it, I've got some questionable fetishes as wel; but as soon as I saw the models in those games and they looked literally 11-12ish, I just wanted to vomit.
If I were more financially stable I would be packing my shit and leaving asap but it's just not an option. He doesn't know that I know about this yet, but I do plan on confronting him either tonight when he comes home from work, or tomorrow; depends when I figure out what the fuck to do.
I'm not looking for a way to keep this a "happy relationship", but because it's not "real cp" I can't just go to the police because they dont care unless it's real. Do I go to them anyway? Do I contact his family and friends and tell them? His employer? This is more of what I need advice on.
I refuse to leave without saying anything though, I cannot let him think he's gotten away with this; I need to confront him so he knows I know. I'm concerned that if I don't say something he might feel like he could get away with doing it for real because he ~*~so successfully~*~ hid the digital evidence, he could do it with real life? Idk it's hard to explain the feeling.
Why the fuck are men so disgusting jfc.
Not my current relationship, but being with my ex definitely did. It was an extremely toxic
relationship and I became a worse person even outside of it.
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>start dating guy 3 weeks ago
>he lives with his ex gf in her house which she owns and won’t move out due to being unemployed
>during date 1, she calls obsessively
>during date 2, she calls and texts a lot
>during date 3, she texts him telling him he’s dead to her and she’s gonna burn his possessions
>every time we hang out, she texts and calls him
>i stayed in her house on second date while she’s away, without her knowing felt bad
>she threatens to commit suicide regularly
>he also threatens to commit suicide
>he will literally not move out of her home or get a job
>i asked him to block her and stop being her friend
>i’m moving to another country in a month and he plans to visit me and do distance
>dont mind that i will have to pay for his flights
>keep begging him to leave her, move out of her home and block her
>ex is literally better than me in every way, looks, education, career
>she is often present during our phone conversations doing laundry and such, interrupts us
>i keep trying to end things because it’s too much for me but he is insistent
>i genuinely love him with all my heart despite knowing him only 3 weeks
what do i do? i hate his ex and she is toxic but he won’t leave her home, but i love him so much. he’s literally my first love
i’m gonna fucking rope
You chemically might be all wrapped up in intense feelings right now because that sure happen quick sometimes.. but its such early days. You do not know this mans character yet. The first few months are the 'rose tinted glasses' stage. You've got all this mess on your hands and you don't even know if hes worth it yet. 3 weeks.. pull it back a bit. Don't be paying for his flights and begging him.
Years ago I had an ex who left me for another woman. Hopped straight from me to her and blindsided me with the break up. Our lease and working situations meant we had a couple months where for practical reasons we still had to live together. I hated it. I hated him. We kept it civil tho and the tension calmed a bit. I just wanted to get those few weeks over and done with without drama. Then he started initiating sex with me again. He was in the honeymoon phase with this new woman and there he was initiating sex with me just because he thought he could. I lived with this man for 3 years and I did not know this side of his character yet.
Honestly op needs to get her head checked. The guy she's raving about sounds like a major bum
i’ll be generous for a second and believe this; but that’s only one part of your relationship. loving one another can only get you so far. to my knowledge (beyond what you’ve said here), he’s not putting in the work to better himself in any way. he’s unemployed, making no moves to get a job, living with an ex girlfriend who has repeatedly interrupted your dates and other moments alone (despite telling you she’s not a threat), has threatened suicide (and your bf also threatens suicide)… and on top of that, he’s leeching off of her. and you’re offering to pay for his tickets to see you when you move, and i’m not confident he won’t somehow leech off of you too, nona.
the romance might feel nice now, but if there are this many problems so early without any direction toward a solution, it’s better to cut and run and save yourself the heartache.
I feel so bad for you, i'm pretty sure this >>285320
anon is right and you need to come to terms with reality before its too late. I'm sorry anon, i know your feelings are pretty intense and hard to ignore right now but don't do this to yourself
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ladies am I the prick here for being annoyed that my bf expected me to want to go on a drug fuelled night out when a) I had just finished work and was exhausted b) I am mid depressive episode and molly fucks up your serotonin and c) I had work early the next day!?
he basically said "huh? so?!" to all of these reasons, didn't bother checking how I was the next day and was still pissy with me. I'm starting to get utterly exhausted there's so many red flags popping up.
>he has broken up with me twice before and each time I stupidly went back because I'm an idiot with low self esteem
>selfish, minimal empathy
>never willingly compliments me and makes fun of my hobbies and says I am too intense
>is leaving the country to do another degree and expects me to want to do long distance again when he is flaky with communication even when we live in the same city
>no interest in moving in with me but stays at mine a lot without offering to pay any bills
>everything is on his terms
I'm finally at the point where I am feeling strong enough to drop the dead weight but I don't know how to stop my stupid pathetic bpd emotions from making me have a mental breakdown over being alone
You know the answer already just dump him nona you can do better and you obviously got your shit more together than he does.
He is the prick here.
Pressuring you to do drugs when you have the self awareness to know your mental health isn't great rn and it wouldnt be good for you.. honestly just sounds like a really surface level immature relationship. He wants to have fun and as soon as you're not fun he's not interested or willing to take your wellbeing into account. Hes lacking basic human decency. That's not even a friendship.
Whether you walk away over this or not, it sounds doomed either way. He's a user. Guys like that hop from one woman to another. As soon as someone 'more fun' or 'less work' comes along he'll attach to them instead.
My boyfriend's lips are too big and too slimy. We've been together 2 years and it's only just started to bother me. At the same time my OCD has gotten worse so it may be a touch aversion thing.
I manage the size of his lips/face by kissing him to one side but I can only do that for so long without feeling suffocated. I try to avoid kissing him on the lips as much as possible, instead kissing him on the neck. Any ideas or advice?
Medication could help if it is OCD causing it but I don't want antidepressants killing my already low sex drive, so I'm keeping that as a last resort. I know it's a weird specific question but any ideas would help.>>285399
Like the other anon said, you already know the answer. Being alone is better than carrying around dead weight that'll only drag you down.
How does it feel to kiss someone with lips bigger than you? if you have bigger lips than your partner, what have they said?>>285494
How big are his lips? can you post an example picture?
A libido so low that you're afraid to risk meds lowering it more, not wanting to kiss him on the mouth after 2 years… I could be wrong but this is nearly always explained away by the spark just dying off.
I've noticed a thing lately where women who lose attraction first will go to great lengths to pretend it's not happening or they'll insist it's purely their mental disorder causing it. Seems like a cope alot of the time.
It could be that this was his plan all along or it could be that losing his erection and just generally not performing well got to him and its easier to write you off after only a couple dates than to face that in the cold light of day while sober. The fact that he didn't even sleep there just stands out as extra rushed. Even casual users will often stay the night to maybe get a second round going.
Either way he sure isn't thinking about how this must feel on your end. If he happens to pop up again and claim some crazy shit stopped him from replying to you.. don't buy it. Probably better to block him. No message will undo this shit.
I'm 28. I've had my fuckboy encounters in my early twenties but in the past years I've been lucky enough to only run into guys that were serious about me.. I honestly thought I was immune to this shit or something, like I'm old enough to see through men's bullshit and know better.
The leaving after sex thing really caught me off guard too because it's literally never happened to me before. Even guys that weren't that serious about me would still stay over.
At this point I think I just have to accept that there won't be a reply and that I got played.. which really hurts my self-esteem.
Thank you noni. I started prozac about 10 years ago and stopped taking it a few years ago, which was amazing until covid happened. Honestly after reading the replies I think I'm in denial about needing more help after managing for so long.>>285532
Honestly yes. Exposure therapy has worked for me before so I'll remember that idea. Thank you
I was frustrated to no end with app ghosting 6-5 years ago too. The only thing that ever worked for me was upping my bullshitometer to the point I could only make it work with guys who demonstrated being into me without shades of gray. Well, eventually just 'guy', I married one after a long courtship. The thing is that I don't think this this could work over apps. I had given them up by then.
Maybe it could, but the expectation of 99.99999% of app moids is pump and dump. Some just take a little longer than others to do it.
Don't beat yourself up over it anon. It happens to everyone and I think it's unfortunately par for the course of dating. There's a lot of shame surrounding women who get pumped and dumped (so to speak) as if it's somehow your fault when in reality the responsibility should be on the moid to be up front about his intentions (which he rarely is and that's how this shit happens in the first place). Of course it's good to be careful (especially for your own safety), but even the rule of 'don't fuck a guy until x amount of dates' only exists because men don't fucking communicate and not only do they not communicate, but they are straight up misleading. They say random shit that any sane person would assume means that they intend on seeing you again and then just disappear out of nowhere lol. People can say 'well you should know better because it's a guy from a dating app' and sure that's partially true, but also it sucks having to be on your guard all the time. That is to say, it happens to women of any age unless you just have your guard up 100% of the time but that can make dating even more difficult and miserable than it already is.
Honestly I think the best way to get over it is to just talk to other guys and keep swiping. You don't have to throw yourself out there and go on another date immediately, but even just swiping through and matching with people to remind yourself that you have options. I've been in a similar situation to you before and often when I get hurt, my go-to method is to withdraw and take a break so I have time to lick my wounds, but honestly that only gave me more time to fixate on what happened and think about what could have been. When you go back to swiping and talking to other guys, it helps you remember that there are more people out there and you move on faster because you aren't just focusing on this one guy and thinking about him all the time.
It's almost like after the honeymoon phase you actually have to work at a relationship>>285553
Stop letting him live rent free in your head and move onto the next. If he actually gets back to you remind him about his limp dick.
I need some clarity on this current situation with my boyfriend.
For further context, I broke up with my last ex when I found out he was into loli porn. He lied initially and the more I had to keep pressing the more he confessed about being into. He also likes very tiny, petite women who look and act young. When I connected the two I was disgusted by him, and it gave me a little bit of a complex about thinking most men are pedophiles. I’m highly sensitive to anything that may even hint a tiny bit that a man may be like this
My current boyfriend is wonderful, an absolute 10/10 in every way, I’m so in love with him. We’re at the stage in our relationship where we have been discussing having kids. I’ve noticed he (half jokingly) seems to talk about preferring daughters, and wanting sons to be able to help him with chores and yard work. We were talking about this today and he said girls and boys should be raised differently. He mentioned girls having earlier curfews, boys being the only ones to mow the lawn because it was dangerous for the girls, stuff like that. To me it comes across as him wanting to dote on the girls while seeing the boys just as his workers. It’s the first thing like this that started to give me that sick at my stomach, red flags, questioning things feeling.
Please someone tell me this is just my past relationship making me overreact. I had to cut contact with my ex because his obsession with the loli stuff made me think if we had a daughter she wouldn’t be safe with him. I never want to feel that way about another man again, and I just need some reassurance that’s not what this is
sorry you had to go through that, it must have been traumatizing finding that out about someone you trusted and who you had felt comfortable with before. I would completely understand being weary of any male after finding that out.
I can't make any judgement on your current situation, but I do wonder if it's not sexual but instead some kind of emotional problem he has with males. Possibly he doesn't see male children as a source for love, kindness, etc maybe due to being abused by brothers, his father, boys at school, etc, maybe not even sexually abused just physically or verbally abused so he prefers girls and women and only associates love, kindness, warmth, etc with them. Maybe I'm just naive but I like to believe someone, especially someone described as a 10/10 isn't a monster and just has unprocessed past life trauma.
Absolutely nothing about anon's post indicates her bf dealt with abuse or otherwise emotional trauma. >>285702
this is far more likely.
Also I don't trust any of you when you claim your bfs are 10/10 perfect nigels.
It just sounds like he's overheard this stuff from older relatives and hes parroting it as the blueprint on parenting. Boys mowing the lawn and girls having an earlier curfew isn't really doting on them.. its just old fashioned parenting where the belief is that girls should be protected and boys should get a good work ethic going from a young age.
The only worry I'd have is that people who view it in that way can carry sexist views that are very dated by now, if their daughter turns out to not be a dainty lil thing after all it can be shit for her to have that type of dad. But I don't see it as a red flag for sexualising young girls.
it sounds to me like the main issue here is that you don't know his core values and how they match yours. a relationship with this deegree of commitment will never work until you do. is here some kind of conversatard? does he have any online gurus? who? what are his exact religious views? which societal issues you care for, and what are his takes on them? not trying to slander him here, these are just very salient points that can answer a lot more by themselves>285699
that's the thing she needs to take action and find out who he is, not wait around and see, you can't have kids with a guy you can't trust because you dont know him deep down>>285568
we've all seen this a million times but srsly nonna the way you processed it was a bit concerning to me, like you still sound primed to get yourself into the same situation again or worse, you need to grow a bit of a spine, the way you reacted to shit dick's actions looked humiliatingly submissive, and if you're apping you are sure to run into worse than this
maybe go back to the serious-about-you-guys
ok fine if that's what you think. But when I think about kids my first though isn't "wow I can't wait to put them to work", it's about you know spending time with them? My dad was obsessed with putting my brothers to work for some reason which in retrospect is bizarre and strange when I compare him to more normal parents I've known. Also most the trad dorks I've met don't even want girls or to spend time with them they seem obsessed with having boys so they can do fun allegedly "macho" things like sports or camping (because girls can't?), not chores.>>285707
Like I said fine ok, focusing on making your children doing chores rather than doing something fun doesn't indicate anything strange, forget I brought it up. I guess I'm just projecting.
>>285731>Let’s hang in there
trying to drag someone down with your super succesful dating wisdom much? no one's blaming her here, sex is great and i'm promiscuous myself, but trying to retrofit this into "ooooh nothing actually happened but the limp dick sex here!!!" when this beyond clearly isn't the case for her won't help her do anything other than go through this again. you can't conveniently dissociate the coherent whole of someone's experience into some dr. phil advice, the actual reality of it crushed her and the best thing she can do is to learn from it instead of internalizing mysognistic behavior like you want her to. people have their own expectations and emotional cognitions and the best we can do is respect them and give proper advice based on their individuality. you are the one being an asshole by trying to gaslight and force yours down the throat of a person deeply hurt. plus, OP makes it very clear that she has the expectation of dating people who she gets to know for real and are serious about her, and this clearly extends to her sexuality. >I think it’s mostly about the guy’s character and it’s really hard to tell
i mean, can't you see how bad your advice is just by this contradictory statement alone lmao
what can fickle dates bring here? she either avoids self-defeating behavior or ends up frustrated and hurt again for no good reason. there are million ways to find good matches other than this, get a grip
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hey, it's probably the last time i'll talk about this but 6 months ago I posted about how I fucked a man I barely knew all because I was drunk and I had a massive crush on him all because he liked kpop and stuff. He let me initiate it, so we fucked and he told me no contact afterwards. which is fine. i figured we could talk it out when he came back. he came back a week ago and surprisingly he seemed okay?? but keep in mind we were in a club and we were drunk once again. however literally the next day he unfollowed me on all platforms and for the next two days I sat in my room crying and confused and what makes it worse our uni is the size of a small walmart and we kept running into each other, and if looks could kill id be dead. I reach out to him, leaves me on delivered, uses our mutual friends as Messengers and its later i find out that he knew that i told him, after saying i wouldn't tell. But i was so angry and hurt because for one whole hours we watched stayc kpop videos and he would constantly bring up his "ideal type" and i woukd never meet his standards. yaddah yaddah it turns out he did it because he felt violated after we fucked and chose to not cuss me out. well it got me upset and i told my friends in a drunken rage. so now people know a whole other story and its my fault. when we finally talked i kept looking at him and thinking about how beautiful he is and realized no matter what he says or does i'll always love him. i unfollowed him and unliked everything and now we're strangers and its the hardest thing i can do. i don't think we'll ever get back what he had as good acquaintances, let alone be romantic partners unless a miracle happens. i feel awful and every time i see him i just feel guilt. he did nothing wrong. ive apologized and i thinks that's all i can do. i need to respect his space. it's so hard watching him tho and realizing we could've been friends or maybe something more in he future. i keep looking at our old mesages and think to myself "danggg we really were like twin flames"
sorry to OP, who has more than my sympathy, for dragging her into this,
i just hate that kind of useless normie kumbaya advice, and a degrading/mysoginistic one at that
>>285740 >he did it because he felt violated after we fucked and chose to not cuss me out
Dude is full of shit and he's twisting everything to make himself into a victim
. He wanted to fuck and then drop you. which he did but this crazy story telling is just an added insult on top. Don't buy into it anon. Don't waste your energy feeling guilt when you're not the bad guy.
the big problem here is what he's doing with this ~info, she mentions it's out there
OP is caught up in being hurt, but this could be worse
what a complete asshole that guy is
>>285775>great you can confirm you’re well adjusted at my expense
Read back your own post and tell me that guy is well adjusted.
I mean there's no shortage of women who are into that kind of thing (for whatever reason, trauma) But for him to put you through 2 weeks of that when you're uncomfortable is pretty much on par with those guys if not… worse.
let me parse this a bit>you express psychic discomfort at something>your partner turns it into a degrading sex act and makes you engage in it for two weeks>he then says it was for his own psychological benefit, in a way that sounds completely contrived?
he couldn't even cook something evil but logical like 'i wanted to brute force your way out of the trauma'. he made it about him.
I don't want to sound remotely trad here, but the answer to like more than half of the questionings in this thread is
please price yourself ///way/// higher than this in the dating market
I don't even believe age regression is real but >>285806
is right. And so is >>285800
. You don't violated, you were violated. Don't minimize what happened to cope with it.
i suggest she doesn't indulge in even more stupid swiping like your dumbass originally said
and probably to stop falling for stupid american meme dating mores that don't seem to fit her and possibly her culture (tbh it doesn't even fit burgers, you guys are just completely oblivious and retarded when it comes to culturally introjected patterns of self-destruction)
Been in the same situation as your friend except no opening relationship/fucking other guys. I agree with you.
Though OP also needs mental health, i think her ocd got worse and she caught "the ick" from her bf
I'm sorry that happened to you.
You said no and he did it anyway.
Your boyfriend is a rapist. Aside from breaking up with him, my advice is to not be alone with him anymore and to call a hotline like women's aid if you need someone to talk to. Do you live together?
Anons above me are right, that's rape. No is no. You don't cope with it, you see it for what it is and break up with your rapist.
also>>286010>You need to get the fuck out of that relationship because there is no coming back from rape.>Do not let him control the narrative.
This. If there's anything you take from these posts, take this, take it seriously and listen to it. Anon is 100% right.
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It's going great, we've shared a lot, had intimate, open conversations about the things that matter, and we want the same things. There's a lot of attraction, spontaneous caring gestures, protectiveness, interest for every part of our lives. We've been exclusive after the first date because of how good we vibed, and after 7 weeks we're definitely growing feelings.
I was thinking of maybe waiting another week or two and probe the topic. Am I nervous? Yes. Am I scared? Shitless. But I don't know, it feels right and I never felt this way before. And regardless, there's no guarantees in life anyway. Sometimes you gotta leave fear behind.
Wish me to break a leg, anons.
You're not crazy anon, I would be worried too and honestly something is probably going on. I think you should move onto the next chapter in your life. You should be enjoying your college years without worrying about a what a moid may or may not be doing. Him dropping communication is a bad sign and his actions are disrespectful. Love ya nonnie
, everything will work out.
Are you both homebodies usually? If so, then he has no excuse sorry to say. You could just call each other on discord and do other things in the background while catching up. If he can't do that much in an ldr, then I wouldn't expect this to last.
t. was in an ldr for a long time
Who is initiating all these dates you two are going on? Does he realize that your dates are actually dates and not just socializing between acquiantances? If he does, then how can you be sure that he 99% doesn't want a relationship with you if you two keep going on dates? Did he reject you in some way?
My advice to you is that, since you already realize that these dates aren't going anywhere, stop going on these dates since you want something more, I don't know how you can put up with these dates if you're 99% sure that they aren't going anywhere.
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What are some fast ways to get over a crush on a guy with a girlfriend? I met him at a metal show and gave him my number after, we've been texting and I definitely have a thing for him. He mentioned he had a girlfriend and I feel super weird talking to him now. He invited me to a show next weekend in a "I'm going to this thing and you can come if you like" way, and I'm not sure if going is a good idea for my feelings, but the show could be cool and exposure would help me get over it? I don't know what to do, I feel super mixed up right now.
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Weebs are universally despised for being perverted scrotes, seethe about it you stinky weebshit.
I've only dated men so its different but I've trusted partners with a bit of detail (because that act is off the table for me now, not that its something all women are into anyway) It came back to bite me on the ass as soon as we had relationship issues. It was thrown back in my face in a way. In hindsight I really wish I had never given either of those partners that senstive info. Two strikes and I'm done trusting anyone with anything more than 'something happend to me as a kid'
I feel like it's not as risky with a female partner or someone who also has a csa past but still.. if you break up some day and that person is walking around forever carrying this sensitive info on you it can play on your mind and be an unsetting thought. If the break up gets ugly its sick how low some people will go to hurt you. I would rather give less detail than give too much.
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I’d been hooking up with this girl and the sex was absolutely amazing. We would have sleepovers and go do stuff together too, she specifically asked me if I wanted to be “best friends who have sex” because she wasn’t over her ex and that sounded perfect to me.
Around the sixth time we hung out, she finally told me about her ex. Basically he had broken up with her to “work on himself” but they were planning on getting back together in a few months. She told me that she was taking this time to “experiment with her sexuality” and that she wasn’t seeing men out of respect for him. She also said that he wasn’t really comfortable with her seeing other people during this time. This made me feel really gross and used.
Yesterday I asked her what would happen when her and her ex got back together and she said that she had assumed that we would just stop having sex and be friends. I asked if she would tell her boyfriend about us and she said no, he would never have to know. I left after that and have no plans of speaking to her again. Am I wrong for not being okay with our relationship being a secret?
Disgusting, she should have found another bihet girl to experiment with.>she wasn’t seeing men out of respect for him
But she didn't want to respect you by informing you of this arrangement? One more proof that spicy straights only see SSA as a phase and not real.
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I'm in a relationship with a semi-famous guy. He gets a lot of attention from young pretty women all the time and I'm struggling with how to deal with it. I don't feel confident in myself, I'm nothing special.. And getting old. Sometimes I want to end the relationship just so I don't have to feel insecure.
I was in the same situation with my husband, but I stopped feeling insecure about it after a while because he never interacts with his fangirls. He doesn't reply to them or talk to them privately, even before he met me he didn't do this because he knows how many famous guys have had their careers ruined by fucking around with fans. Even if your interactions with them are innocent it could always be taken out of context to he just does not engage at all. He also shows me when women e-mail or DM him and is very transparent in general, honestly most of those girls are just cringe as fuck and we laugh about it together.
If it was any other way I doubt I would have entered this relationship tho, like if your boyfriend talks to his fans privately I would absolutely get the fuck out of that relationship.
How does he
interact with them, and have you seen it in the flesh?
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How do I deal with the fact that I will never be loved back the same way that I love my boyfriend? I believe my bf loves me as much as a man is capable of loving someone, but I know that it will never compare to the kind of love I have for him. I know not all women feel this way, but for me when I am in love then I genuinely do not find other moids attractive or look after them or have any interest in them whatsoever. I give a lot of love and I sacrifice a lot for my partner, I do everything possible to just be the best girlfriend in the world, every day I try to make him happy and fulfill all of his needs. I just really wish that it was possible to find someone like that who treats me the same and isn't looking at other women, but I think it's just against male nature and instinct, since their brains are always looking for other fertile females to jump, even if they have everything they could ever want at home already. My perfect boyfriend wouldn't ever be attracted to other women, just like me. But that just doesn't exist because men are not wired that way. Just makes me so sad and depressed.
You can find a man who doesn't watch porn, that is the best case scenario but honestly those men still will look at women on the internet or on the street an want to fuck them. They can't not look at a fertile female and think of sex, even the "good ones". It just doesn't exist. >>287736
I guess that's the best case scenario. I really wish I wouldn't love him so much or would at least also be attracted to other people to make it fair. I think if I had those same thoughts about men other than him then at least I wouldn't feel so bad cause "it's just human", but I just don't so I know that it's possible and it makes me sad cause I don't have someone who loves me like that.
Men don’t express empathy the same even your dream man will disappoint you in other ways. Relationships are work. Mine doesn’t watch porn and if he did I’d leave. I’ve made it clear. If you want someone else go be with someone else. How is a video on the Internet different from a video on a dating app or from a coworker? You like her? Go be with her.
Women I think are wired different. The way we care is different but I think that’s true for a lot more than sex anon. I wouldn’t settle for your sake.
Honestly I think they are just bothered by it because it excites them and makes them think about sex and that distracts them from what they were doing. But that's also because their animal brains can't help but look and be excited by it. It wouldn't bother them if they just scrolled past and didn't think much of it, but every time they see a naked/sexualized woman their monkey brain goes "ooga booga I want sex now".
I also think that it's on purpose that men are constantly exposed to porn and "sexy women" content all over the internet, I think it's to keep men weak and docile and addicted to porn. Companies use it to their advantage, the government also benefits from having their citizens all be easily controlled brainwashed coomer cattle. Part of it is also just because men enjoy it I think. Just look at 4chan and how there is porn on every single board. They can't even talk about their hobbies without having porn everywhere. They can't go 5 minutes without getting their dicks hard.
Here you go (I’m a boomer pls no bully)
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It doesn't happen to me. I also don't think men can look at an attractive woman or a porny image on the internet and not imagine having sex with her. I have been on male dominated sites on the internet for a long time and the way they talk about women is utterly disgusting, it's not just the "Imagine the smellz" memes they post, they openly talk about how they follow women with a nice ass around in public to watch it as long as possible and imagine how she would moan etc.
Sometimes I fall into this pit of despair where I think "if only I was prettier/hotter/had a nicer body then maybe my boyfriend would be so attracted to me that I would become the only one for him." like it's my fault for not being good enough that he can't stop looking at other women and it just sucks. Like I never catch him staring at me or looking at me while I am doing something, I guess that's because he is used to my presence and I am not "new" anymore. Idk. It makes me think about getting older and less attractive, while attractive women on the internet will always be young and beautiful. I will never be able to keep up and just be his ugly old wife he is now bound to while he will still want to bang 18-22 year olds. Like what if our children are teenagers and they bring home their friends, will my husband oogle the attractive teenage girls that my kids are friends with? Will he imagine sex with them and have to hold himself back? This shit really makes me want to rope.
Thank you, nice to hear from someone in a similar situation. You seem to have a healthy relationship! This is exactly what I want as well. But he keeps talking to his fangirls.>>287526
I trust him most of the time.. But a part of me does not. I'm still figuring out if I can or not. Not sure yet if my intuition is trying to tell me something, or if I'm just simply insecure.>>287730
He's very polite and friendly to anyone and everyone, though I haven't seen him flirt with them. He says he can't be too blunt with his fangirls because he doesn't want to hurt them, that's his greatest fear. He has to keep contact with them to avoid making them feel bad, he says.. Makes me feel like he cares more about their feelings than mine.
You're right.. but I don't know how to even phrase it or start that conversation with him. When it comes to things like this I feel literally brain dead and just trapped with him forever. I guess it's partially my fault things got this way. I'll try to think of something to say>>287788
I'm coping so hard by telling myself he's just going through a rough phase and that him texting me all day is enough effort to sustain a relationship. But it's been like this for at least 2 or 3 years now, fuck me. I'm sorry you went through the same nonna
Okay, but what about all the men who are completely devoted to their gfs/wives but aren't shouting it from the rooftops or aren't terminally online to be posting about it? Majority of the men I've met are shit too, but I realize I've only met a small portion of them.>99% of men consume pornography every day despite being in happy relationships and marriages.
A lot of them do, but it's nowhere near 99%, come on.
Also, I'm not trying to defend men, but I hate the people who bitch and moan about their nigel. What you want is out there, but not if you settle for men who jerk off to porn and follow 5000 instagirls.
Scrutinize him on why he feels that way so you can know where it’s coming from. It’s not your responsibility to fix his insecurities, but you should understand why he thinks this way, and if it’s something you can offer support for, then maybe you can help in some way. He should deal with that on his own mostly though, if you’re not doing anything to cause it, and it’s him being overly emotional, then he should work on that himself. If he’s lacking some sort of achievements, then maybe he should get involved in some sort of productive, or creative activities he can do on his own, or with you. If he feels like he doesn’t offer you as much as you offer him, then maybe he should work on being a better lover in whatever ways you think would make both of you feel better. If it’s an issue of him comparing himself to other people, for whatever reason, then he needs to understand that every relationship is different, and won’t look the same way. If you’re both happy, and able to work well together, then he should be content. But still, he has to focus on his own mentality, and you shouldn’t bend over backwards if his reasoning seems irrational, and there isn’t a way to meaningfully change his mind. His insecurities could also lead to destructive behavior at some point, so it’s best he changes in lasting ways, and there isn’t a doubt in his mind about things.
Male retards & cripples are not your friends. The government (or parents, depending on how cucked his boymom is) literally pays so they can go on rape trips. If you spend even a non-substantial amount of time on male dominated places online, you will see a photo or two of male tards surrounded by tens of half naked foreign, impoverished women. For every prostituted woman who can afford to say no to this, there are 10 who can’t. And there are absolutely none who will not be severely traumatised from a conjoined twin with downs forcing himself on her, but if you ask disability activists they suffer so much more than them wahmen folk. They will rape you and then yell at you for oppressing them. If a male is functional enough to blink, there is no evolutionary reason he wouldn’t be functional enough to be a sex pest. Males are cancer cells that have no aim but to fuck, existing despite not being or wanting to be capable of fucking is against their very nature. You could take this further and say that every non-sterilised male cripple is a menace upon society, whether they spend their few waking moments angry at the fact they can’t fuck or raping impoverished women with the help of the state, if you weren’t afraid of the “hate speech” brown shirts showing up at your doorstep.
So no, even if you’re dating a blind-deaf man (wtf?) you can be sure the state/his family tried to get some poor woman to suck his smegma encrusted dick. There are even campaigns for creating rape on tape for men with various disabilities to coom to, the most popular being audio for blind scrotes.
So no, your Nigel hasn’t stopped watching porn because you nicely asked him to. If he can, he will. The reason previous generations had a substantial amount of men who didn’t is because there were a substantial amount of men who didn’t have internet connection. Things have changed a lot, some millennial women just don’t get how bad it is even if they’re very close to us in age. I’m a zoomer and I can tell you that I never had a male classmate who had reached puberty but didn’t. I could swear on a bible in court.
This is what they do. I don't have kids but I'm in my thrities so alot of my friends do and as soon as that baby is in you they see it as their ticket to get away with shit because you desperately want to keep the family together, like >>288027
This is the exact thought they take advantage of. I know women who have stuck it out for a few years. Fought about broken promises and broken boundaries but fought to stay together for the sake of the baby. They still end up a single mom at the end. You're between a rock and a hard place and theres no win once pregnant by a man like that. I hate that men default to this gross shit time and again.
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i don't understand why i can't behave as myself around my bf. we've been together for 3 years, he was my first, i'm not afraid of my bodily functions around him, i even take baths with him in the bathroom so i feel less lonely, but when i want to do super specific shit i have always done without anyone else seeing (2 things. 1 is sewing because i am shit and concious about it and 2 is taking detailed pictures of items i bought so if i ever lose them i miss them less) i just can't do it! and now i have a pile of items i need to finish sewing and stuff i need to take pictures of, but i can't. i'm hoping he'll leave and go somewhere soon, though he works from home, so i don't know.. why am i like this?? but i am also starting to blame him bc he nags on me about the piles, not because they're giant, but i guess because he knows i just can't do what i usually do? or does he just think i am lazy? but i don't feel lazy, i feel uneasy doing it around him. fuck.
>>285813>I don't even believe age regression is real
I wish it wasn't. It makes me feel like a dirty and useless product of my csa.>>285827
It came up in the first place because he was criticizing ddlg-fags and we never had piv-sex during, just made out and stuff. I did briefly think this, like maybe he enjoyed it and panicked. He's religious and isn't into kinky stuff. Plus the whole sexualization of children thing… But at the same time if he enjoyed it I think it was more because of me than anything else, not the regression. Hope that makes sense>>286768
You're right but we are on a break. I never outright said no so I can't bring myself to blame him for assuming I was open to "experimenting". I thought it was obvious tbh but men are dumb. Plus he stopped it all by himself so, at least he realized eventually it was shitty. I'm also embarrassed so don't feel like confronting him and having him throw it back on my face defensively or wtv.
That's pretty much what I'm getting out of their friendship. I think I need to emphasize on unhealthy internet habits and friendships. I've already told him one of his friends was demanding and he has kinda settled down talking to that friend.
Since meeting my boyfriend, I don't even use the internet as often as I used to and he's observed this. He knows he wants to be more offline, he's said this multiple times and I think this friend shouldn't be around to make him feel good, he's like a rope trying to drag him down with him.>>289087
I really hope not. Ive had an ex troon out once before and he knows this. Him and another online friend who he considers his best friend talk about troon insanity often. It's mostly just this one friend who is like a doorway to the degenerate side of the internet he keeps around for that factor. For the fact he's legally insane,
I have a belief my boyfriend is afraid to make this guy upset for the fact he's so online. I've seen his friend try to DM him during times we would spend nights away from the computer together and my boyfriend would indirectly respond in annoyance "Shut up, I'm busy." Not trying to indicate I Can Fix Him, but I may need to directly ask my bf his opinion of this internet friend of his and how his presence affects his well-being.
An adult man making up lies to impress an online friend who is some 'legally insane' perma online loser is not normal. I think alot of us have had that one friend growing up who makes up some white lies to sound more interesting but anyone doing that as an adult to impress a purely online friend.. I'd be very wary of anchoring yourself to a man like that.
Getting him to end the friendship is a start but.. is this guy even someone you want to try and make a future with? is he functional in other areas? Is he diagnosed with anything that'd explain that type of arrested development? There's a reason why hes drawn to insane people and lying to them for attention. That's worrying in itself.
The only excuses I have for my boyfriend was he used to live in a very small rural town about 120 miles away from any bigger cities for almost 3 years and worked part time. Before that, he was raised by a drugged up parent majority of the time.
He never told me this, but I have seen messages between him and his best friend days before he met me about how life didn't feel worth living anymore.
Something about meeting me committed him to get his act together enough to save up money in a few months to move out to the city I live in and get himself employed full time and pick up hobbies that don't involve an internet connection.
I see a future with him. My best friend was shocked first meeting him and it was because he reminded her of how she used to be a few years ago when she was a hermit. With the progress he's made since we met, it seems certain he is getting tired of the internet friendships he's hanging onto. Now that I think of it, that was one of the first things we ever talked about was dropping internet friends.
Yeah I think it’s important when he comes over that you let him recognize the severity of the situation. I get that he has anxiety and maybe even trauma from his last gf, but if he knew that was the case he shouldn’t have agreed to move in with you unless he was absolutely sure he could handle it (or even just told you about his reservations beforehand and not last minute). I remember hearing the phrase ‘your mental illness is not your fault but it is your responsibility’ and I thought it was so apt. It’s not his fault that he has anxiety from that past relationship, but it is his fault that he never openly discussed his reservations until moving in with you until the last second. I understand your reasons for wanting to stay in a relationship with him, but I think it’s important he realizes that the reason you’re upset isn’t because he won’t move in with you but that he wasn’t open about how he was feeling and chose to hide it from you. Otherwise, he’s going to think you were upset because he didn’t want to move in and then possibly agree to move in just so you won’t be mad at him anymore and the whole cycle is going to repeat.
That being said, I would be absolutely pissed if I were you. I think you can feel it out tonight and see whether he actually seems to care about what he did and recognizes that what he did was fucked up. Otherwise yeah, I don’t think you want this to be a recurring pattern in your relationship and might as well cut your losses now. Some of my friends who are flaky as fuck because of anxiety frustrate me when they don’t understand how that impacts everyone else. I can’t even imagine if it were for a decision as huge as moving into a place together.
We've texted a bit already. I've tried not to be too spicy but I'm pretty angry. Basically 8 months ago I proposed moving in together. He dragged his decision on it out for 2 months without telling me his conclusion, i was under the impression he would say yes until he came back with a last minute no (said anxiety blah blah he wasnt ready yet), which left me with no time to find a new place myself, so I had to stay in my apartment even though they were jacking up the rent. I felt betrayed but stayed quiet about it. Then this time he said he was ready to move in together. We've been apartment hunting the past month. I've put down the money from my account in good faith and knew i was the one taking on all the risk but gave him the benefit of the doubt.
He says he recognizes my problem (looming homelessness), but that isn't the same as having a solution for it. He says he doesn't want to ruin our relationship but I don't think I can stay with him if he backs out, if he's willing to wait last minute to betray me because he has cold feet. He's willing to toss out a 2 year relationship because he is afraid something might go wrong in the future, and in doing so he's ensuring the relationship is ruined. I feel like someone dumped cold water over my head. >>289260
I thought I finally found my life partner, we get along so well and have a lot in common, god I just dont want to have to enter the dating scene again. i feel like giving up on life. people used to get married at 17, now at age 28 they aren't even willing to rent an apartment together. I had to go on so many dates before I found this guy and everything otherwise has been so perfect. But if he really does back out like this won't I have no choice but to dump him? It's pretty much declaring he has no long term intent with me and is unable to commit.
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My boyfriend and I have not said ‘I love you’ to each other yet because he’s not ready. While I do put more value in his actions than just saying the right things I still do not want to be with someone who cannot verbally express his feelings ever. We’ve been dating about 9 months. When we started dating he had just gotten out of a 5 year long relationship and I had just gone through a major death in the family. We got together under the assumption that nothing would turn serious but then it did. He says he’s not fully used to navigating a relationship like ours because his last relationship started in early high school. He said the L word to his last girlfriend very early on but he said it was much easier because he was 16 year old in puppy love. He has told me that he has feelings of love for me but he cannot bring himself to actually say it because the he ‘can’t take it back’. I’ve told him I was willing to take things slow and work on them with him, but I also tried to make it clear that I’m not going to put my life on hold and end up in a decade long convenience relationship either. Personally I feel like his actions do show that he loves me, but at the same time I’m starting to get anxious about how hesitant he is still. He says he psyches himself out and that he puts a lot of the relationship into question when he thinks about how hard it is to say it. I try and tell him that he’s putting too much emphasis on the words and that if he cares about me it shouldn’t get in the way of how we actually are together, but at the same time I don’t want to be waiting on someone’s emotional hangups so forever because they’re projecting old wounds onto me. I feel like a hypocrite as I’m the one who said I can give him time but I’m afraid we’re going to just end up in this loop forever. How should I approach this with him nonnies?
Anon as of this moment. He is dead to you. He’s a freak. Monster. Defective walking testicle on legs. Treat him as such. Cold. Polite. No hatred. No anger. You’re talking to one of “those” and they don’t matter. You deserve good. You deserve better. He’s a fucked piece of shit.
Give him nothing. No emotions. No actions. Cute him out as much as possible and when he’s gone in December make sure he’s black listed by your company. No recommendations. He’s a con man and a swindler. He slept his way to the top like males do. (Nothing but projection). He’s the worthless one and the taking your power back for you will make him feel it more than anything.
Not really but I tend to get very anxious and pry. I’ve been trying to do it less with him but I still have my moments where I cross the line between open to digging. I don’t want to put up with this forever but he’s very consistent with other actions. >>289321
I don’t fully understand it either. I’m much more free with my ‘loves’ because in my eyes the present matters more than worrying about unknowns in the future. He’s said he’s very susceptible to becoming codependent as his previous relationships have been very focused on people pleasing and I think that’s why he’s pushing me away more. The way he describes past relationships is very immature imo, like it’s this all consuming obsession and that he and previous partners ‘were the same person’. I want to smack him sometimes and tell him that those are extremely unrealistic goalposts for me and that them being the “””same person””” was probably more due to his own self admitted codependency than any actual real long term compatibility. But I don’t think I can see that as I’ll just come off as jealous new girlfriend.
The guy I'm seeing confuses me so much. Not entirely his fault since I'm autistic and can't always read people. I value communication a lot but he beats around the bush, such as making multiple jokes about a friend he knows I've had sex with in the past before I eventually put 2 and 2 together and told him if he had any questions he could just ask. I had an absence seizure earlier today and when I came to, he seemed annoyed at me for ignoring him. He seems to think I was faking it cos I'm weird, which definitely rubbed me the wrong way. He's been strange and distant since and I eventually just asked him if he was angry, left on read. Before I went to bed, I decided to send another message assuring him that I just wanted to know so we could talk, come to an understanding and resolve it since him ignoring my intial question confirms that hes mad. Once again, left on read. It strikes me as immature and shows me a lack of consideration towards hiw I feel. I'm worried this attitude will negatively impact our relationship going forward. Am I being pushy here, or is he being kind of a dick? Its like earlier since we were meeting up I asked if I should pack a bag or if he wanted an alone night. He said he wanted to be alone and I said "fair enough". He then accused me of being in a mood and made multiple jokes about it, which confused me because I just wanted to know. I'm now wondering if he wanted me to ask to stay at his, which I would have liked to, but I'm not one to push boundries. If somebody says no I respect it and don't feel a need to change their mind. I think I'd just rather him be direct, because otherwise I overthink like I am now
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Had dinner tonight, it started off really fun and well but ended up in our breakup. I’m tired and too pissed off to fully go into details but he gave me a whole spiel>Anon I think you’re an amazing person and you’re very special to me>I love hanging out with you>I love being around you>I love getting dinner and drawing with you>I love making you laugh>But I’m still hung up on my codependent high school girlfriend so I need to be alone now
I’m too angry right now to be fully heart torment but I’m just so sick of this self pitying attitude. Hate to say if but it doesn’t matter if you’re with someone or alone if you don’t make the steps at all to fix your shit. Kept brushing off therapy despite knowing you needed it again. Showing me all these caring gestures and romantic nights but you don’t think it’s love because we’re not codependent and you don’t get that high. It was barely two months after my FATHER HAD DIED and while I was terrified to open myself up while grieving that deeply I still did because I felt like you were special. I even started very intensive therapy because I knew that if I did not deal with my massive trauma and grief then I would ruin our relationship, and I’ve been getting much better because I’ve put the effort in on my own fucking time. I’m so fucking sick of this learned helplessness I’m a slave to my emotions bullshit. You will never find the love you crave or deserve if you keep feeling sorry for yourself.
Does it need to be literally said when they know he's moved in with a woman though. I think most people can fill in the gaps there.
Anyway you could just ask instead of theorizing blindly. Have you? For all you know you could get a straight and plausible answer. And if you don't get a plausible answer well that tells you something too.
The easiest path would be to just break up as you seem very hesitant to go to the next level with this guy. It sucks trying to get anyone decent out there but it’s still better than a lifetime of feeling trapped.
On the flip side though, if you really don’t want to break up, what kept you from breaking up when you went long distance in the first place? Have you ever felt deeply for him past and things just got dull because of the distance, or have you always just felt lukewarm about him? If it’s the former then it’s possible when you get back together physically you can probably reignite some of that passion. I wouldn’t recommend an outright move to do this but maybe trying to visit each other more can act as a trial run. If it’s the latter and he’s always been just good enough I think you should end things and try and find someone in your area.
This is my first time posting so sorry if the format is wrong but I really wanted to share.
I was married to a man who is a porn addict for just over a year. I didn't know he was until 2 months into the marriage when I found thousands of porn images on his phone. I went through his Facebook and found proof he is bisexual as well (not something I'm comfortable with). We did the counseling and everything. It got worse and worse and he stole thousands of dollars from his family and me. I later found out he had slept with SEVERAL men. I am now in the process of getting an annulment of my marriage in the Orthodox Church under the grounds of deception due to his homosexual past. When I found out about his porn addiction I had the same instinct to have sex all the time. It does not work with these types and it never works, you can not help them and they will continue to lie and take your spirit from you. > I definitely feel like I may end up leaving him someday
I had felt like leaving him for months and did when I was strong enough to, if you are strong enough and have some financial backing - that's what I would recommend. I'm so sorry this is happening to you.
For starters, focus on your baby and focus on remaining pregnancy to be as least stressed as possible because soon your little one is going to need all your attention and you need to prep yourself for that.
Seems like you are in a tough spot with this dude, You are breaking boundaries going through his phone, he is just fucking around being addicted to porn. If porn is an emotional infidelity and that boundary is eroding or was never there needs to be therapy or a conversation refresher, but it sounds like this situation has been making you miserable from the start. Your child will appreciate a stable household, and you can provide it as a single person, do it from the start and the child will grow to understand and not care.
My ex and I broke up few months ago, but stayed friends (kind of). We used to talk, he would text me first, all seemed normal. Then he would answer for ages and didn't text first anymore. So I stopped as well, for the most part - at first I would initiate a conversation sometimes, like once a week or more rarely (because I didn't really understand what had changed and why), then I just asked him a couple of questions only he could give answers to (mundane stuff related to the past) and that's it because it became apparent he doesn't want to talk for some reason. I presumed he decided to distance himself after all, although it didn't seem like it was so hard for him to process the end of our relationship (I was the initiator, and I had a good reason from my point of view) because he told me himself he started losing feelings for me even before that happened. And as I said, everything seemed fine, our relationships were mostly neutral-friendly as I saw it. Despite breaking up, I still care for him and all. So anyways, recently he suddenly deleted me from his friends list on social media. We haven't talked since the start of this month, nothing dramatic happened or anything. I kind of get why he could do that, but it's still… weird? considering how seemingly normal everything used to be. I actually thought of asking him why he got all quiet all of a sudden, then decided against it, and now I'm confused and want to ask what happened. But should I? Is it a good idea? Or it's better just to let go?
Thanks for answers, nonnas!
As for him hoping for reconciliation… well, I actually asked a couple of months ago if he wanted to meet up and talk about our relationships and all, but he said that he didn't want to meet yet and that he thinks it doesn't really work between us. I thought our conversations would die after that, but he started to text me more often and it was somehow livelier than before. But then this happened. That's why I got confused, but well, I don't know what he was thinking all this time. I guess even without wanting to get back together, it could've been hard for him to move on, we've been together for five years, there are lots of memories and all. And it's the same for me, it's just that I have a hard time letting go and can't properly distance myself, so I live with sadness and regrets that last for months and years. Well, time to unlearn this old stupid behavior.
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Thank you, nonna! I wish you something or someone good too, whatever is more relevant for you right now hehe.
It's realistic and easy since men are easy but think long and hard if and why you want to do it. Plenty of really attractive men are exactly into that, just having a casual sex and never interacting on any deeper level; from my experience it most of them would want to meet more than once if it's nice, but they would be just as eager to have it as one night stand, since men love just getting their hookups score up. On the most superficial level I'd say, make sure to be careful before you invite anyone to your home; nothing bad ever happened to me and most likely bad scenario is just disappointing sex but you can never be too careful. Hooking up in a hotel is a perfectly valid
Now, once again, personal experience, spoilered bc it's just anecdotal for me it was really fun for a few months, eventually i got too bored, and as more time passed (and I started doing therapy lol) it really hurt my already almost non-existent self esteem; I was not aware at the time but I was feeding off that temporary attention, thinking I'm good and valuable because all of these men wanted to have sex with me, and as it sunk in I was just a number on their hookup list it really worsened my sense of value, to this day I still feel the only way I can be liked is if I'm available for every guy. It's just me, absolutely doesn't have to be you, but please make sure with yourself you're not going for it for the wrong reasons. Sorry if it sounds preachy, and I hope it's not the case for you
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how do you deal with your partner's family potentially disliking you? i thought at first i was liked, but my boyfriend worked at his cousin's company working crazy ass amount hours for free, replacing the cousin who would take a lot of vacations, no pay, etc etc and ever since he met me, he has stopped doing those long hours, working the scheduled 40 hrs, not coming to work on his days off when he gets called last minute etc etc. Now the cousin fired him, and told him, and his family of workaholics that ever since he met me, he has changed. my bf had defended me and has taken my side but now i feel like shit that thats how they feel about me.
i want my bf to keep having a relationship with his immediate family at the least
If you’re slapping him with the intention of hurting him, then that is abusive
. You should seek counseling, or figure out some coping mechanisms to use when upset so you stop slapping him.
Depends on what you mean by insecurity, because some things that are labeled as insecurity in women are actually just normal reactions to degenerate shit their partner does. For example, getting upset over their partner looking at porn, ogling other women, etc. Imo, real insecurity is being constantly afraid your partner is going to leave you or is cheating on you for no reason, thinking you're not good enough for them, and so on.
Real insecurity can push your partner away because it shows you don't have trust in them, in yourself, and in the relationship.
He sounds like such a fag, and I'm sorry he wasted your time. A lot of men are massively insecure about their ability to keep their partner happy, but at the same time will expect you to throw a pity party and validate their lack of effort and care. And "fight for them" as you said.
You know, his type of insecurity is also a form of narcissism imo. Because it becomes all about him and how useless/pathetic he feels instead of about how much he loves you, how important the relationship is, and so on. It's a bit of a paradox; very low self-esteem can cause someone to only care about themselves and what they experience.
It hurts a lot because when he wasn’t throwing pity parties he actually was a really great partner. Very sweet and attentive and I just loved being around him. But he would keep pulling away because something triggered
him and I’d have to ground him. I could work with him on these issues if he was actually getting help outside of just me but he wasn’t. I really don’t want things to end with him but this isn’t fair to me at all.
It totally is. I used to be like that kek
They’re so up in their head and have such bad self esteem they can’t seem to fathom that people DO care about them and that when they pull this shit it affects others. In a way it’s pitiful but it’s exhausting trying to be around these people. Nothing is ever enough and the way he thinks I shouldn’t be upset when he self sabotages really pisses me off. Blah blah blah mental illness but Jesus Christ maybe learn to open yourself up to what’s uncomfortable? Kindness and real love definitely feel wrong if you have a lot trauma but it’s never going to fucking get better if you shut down all your opportunities to improve.
This might sound paranoid, but knowing how some men are, are you sure he broke up with her?
It just seems so random that she blocked you. He could've made her do that, giving her some "elaborate" reason, and making things more convenient for him that way. "Anxious" cheaters can be pretty manipulative. They like to get what they want, but they will do anything to avoid consequences. Call me crazy, I don't care, I had a tough life.
>>290370>dating 40 year old
Stopped reading there. Unless you’re like 30+ yourself that’s so dumb. Men die earlier than women so dating older men is unnatural and means you’re more likely to die alone even if you both stay together forever. Men who are 35+ carry way more mutations in their sperm that leads to more schizo and autistic offspring.
There’s literally no upside to dating older men unless you have severe daddy issues and want a stable mature man who will ‘take care of you’, by the sounds of it he seems like an annoying immature hypocritical whiny pissbaby.
why the fuck would you stalk the girl, who you stealed her boyfriend from (this is literally her perspective of the situation)? It does not matter if you were old flames for her it is cheating and she is obviously not blind and can see after a month (!) where he probably already posted about you (or their mutal friends talked about you), that he cheated on her. If it is a small town and he is shortly fater her in a relationship it does not take a genius to know that he cheated. Fucking move on and yes, if it comes back to you, you and your scrote deserve it. I also want to bet that at least one friend of yours thinks that you both should have waited. He cheated and you knew he was in a relationship (even if it was not going that great) and you still slept with him. Take the L, because you could have both waited at least 3 months to not make it obvious that he cheated. Also, stop checking on the girl you helped getting cheated on. I can kind of understand stalking at least once an ex of your partner, but not the ex of your partner who you helped being cheated on. This just screams about you being insecure, because you have literally no reason to be nosey about her. Have some morals and keep your distance from her, especially since it seems like you two could not even wait a decent amount of time in a small town. Pretty much everyone, who interacts with him and her will know (now that you are together and probably going outside together) that he cheated. Sooner or later he will find it out anyway, so it does not matter if you tell him or not (you also probably only want to gossip or cry about it to him) but please let the poor girl be left alone. It will mostly come back to you and it should be obvious to you two that the whole town will talk about you, so no warning should be needed considering it is such an obvious situation
I know you don't want to hear this but cheaters will cheat again. You're worried about whether to tell him because you don't like keeping things from him but.. there's a painful irony there given what you both did to this woman. I don't blame her for blocking. She's the injured party here and probably just wants to move on without you online stalking her. Men who cheat tend to paint their exes as 'the bad guy' and get their new girl on board with some twisted version of the cheating being acceptable. Nothing good will come from you watching her online. She knows that.
Don't reward cheating. It doesn't matter if he was already thinking about leaving her. He's still a cheat and you're choosing that as a partner. Will you end up in her position too down the line? Seems likely. Enjoy the incoming paranoia over when he'll do the same thing to you.
break up with him over text nonnie
. He does not deserve more, considering he broke up with you 3 times and does not even spend a second on thinking of you. He probably goes to parties there and cheats on you right now (especially since he probably also does not write you to pretend he is single and so that he will not even have a slight feeling of guilt). Why waste your time to meet up with him? If he is actually serious about your relationship than he would write you. Do you givehim money or do you cook his food or something? Ruin his vacation by letting him know you won't be his bangmaid anymore>>290690
there is no way he is not cheating on her right now. She should tell him so that he panics how his bangmaid is not there when he gets back and that his trip is ruined because of it
>>290986>In matters of the heart people will not listen to you no matter what you tell them.
I hate to admit but you're right. Seen way too many friends make easily preventable mistakes and lash out at people helping them.
And good point about keeping her busy and distracting her, they're basically in opposite timezones already and a lot of their "relationship" is just texting "gn" and "gm", kek. I'll make an effort to drag her with me to places and introduce her to single friends, she's otherwise and introvert with few friends of her own like most e-daters tend to be.
Be wiser than to date a man from a culture where women are expected to be helpless and submissive.. He's been taught to consider women to be inferior and must be submissive, you're not the expectation in how he looks at women just because you're not from his culture.
Anyway to me it sounds like he's bringing it up only jokingly to test the waters until you start showing interest, then it suddenly won't be a joke anymore.
He was completely different in the beginning of our (one and a half year old) relationship. I miss those days.
He’s been persistently joking about other weird stuff too, like how a lot of guys are interested me so I’ll leave him for them (I’m hot and smart, no larp) and that he should start flirting with other women to show me that he can “still pull.”
We are long distance now because he graduated (I’m still in college) and he took the best job he could get in a city far away. I can’t blame him for that, but it’ll be years before we’re living in the same area again, possibly many. I feel like I might be wasting time on something that’s doomed to fail, whether it’s because of how much time we’ll be away, whether he internally wants a housewife and don’t admit/realize it until later, whether he’ll snap on his parents not liking me and dump me, etc. But he liked me before I got hot and has stayed with me through my worst, pretty rough times, so it’s hard to leave.
>>291019 >He was completely different in the beginning of our (one and a half year old) relationship. I miss those days.
Nta but he was on his best behaviour in the beginning, like many are. I've been wrapped up in not wanting to let guys go before because I still held onto hope that they'd return to how they acted in the first year or so. Thing is they don't. The version of him that you're seeing right now is the real him. And its still early enough that theres room for it to get worse.
I've learnt the hard way to just take men how they are right now and to let go of the ideal version they portrayed in the beginning. Its not coming back.
If he works from home and still barely leaves the house on his time off then that's really not healthy. I've struggled with agoraphobia in the past and been in various stages of recovery from it. It never fully goes away but Ime I know the only way I can maintain a happy relationship is if I keep on top of it and am able to get out every weekend at least. And that means motivating myself go get up and out and not just relying on someone else to drag me out the door. It shouldn't be a partners battle to fight on your behalf. I don't think its fair that you're in this position right now. The broken promises in particular.. >i don't think he is making me happy anymore because he's always making me sad… with empty promises and being uninterested in the things that i like, even though i listen to him sperg about his interests all the time. i keep waiting for it to get better
This is right up at the top of the list of valid
reasons to leave someone. You're not happy. Change isn't happening. Promises aren't being followed through on. You're not in the wrong for wanting to leave.
>>291120>whenever i suggest something, he's very agreeable but at the last moment he says he actually just wants to stay home
I haven't personally been in such a situation so take with a grain of salt but my first thought was: if he promises to go out with you, he needs to keep that promise. It's disrespectful to you and your time to cancel last minute. Once? Well that happens, but repeatedly is a deliberate misuse and disrespect of your time.
But like another anon said, the reasons you listed are 100% fine to break up with him if this is no longer making you happy (in fact you need no reason at all). You might love him, or even feel like you owe him because he helped with your mental health, but love doesn't mean he's the right person for you nor does it guarantee happiness.
yeah he's done this way more than once and i feel like it's because he just wants to make me happy in the moment by saying yes but when the time comes he gets psyched out and would rather be comfortable at home. but i still can't forget that for our third anniversary he flaked out on me and decided to come the day later to have dinner, like what's the point of that. it's really hard because i love him and before this relationship i'd always thought love alone would be enough to keep people together but now that i'm a little older i know that's not true. but i'm somehow convincing myself that he hasn't done anything wrong just because he hasn't cheated/been abusive
or anything and he seems to love me so i have no reason to leave him. i feel so retarded i'm just so scared that if i leave him i'll never find another guy like him, fuck he would be perfect if he just put the smallest amount of effort in but he doesn't
There's no such thing as the one. There's nearly 8 billion people on this planet, you just fell in love with one of the uncountable many you could've fallen in love with and there's a whole lot of compatible people out there for you.
You sounds underage.
Don't listen to his words and look at his actions
and rationalize accordingly: if he wasn't porn addicted/a creep why would he relate ponytails, literally a simple hairstyle, to sex? you know the answer already
Well I know you meant you reply rhetorically but I have snooped and never found anything. Not completely writing it off but maybe he has eaten up the “slutty non-white woman” stereotype in the media? In the picture I showed him the only woman with a non-“high” hairstyle was white. She had her hair down. One of the other women was black or latina with a high ponytail and the other was east asian with something similar to Bantu knots. So maybe that was the only reason he said that. He said he didn’t know why so it sounds like something he believes unubconsciously. Maybe if they had been white he would have said something different but now I’ll never know.
He also has long hair and wears it down or in a low ponytail, so maybe he doesn’t understand why anyone would do anything else he considers elaborate? I know I’m not making him sound great by mentioning this but femininity makes him insecure and he takes issue with it, even prefers when I don’t express it much.
Maybe it was a way to discourage me? Maybe he really just thinks it looks bad
Or maybe in his experience promiscous women have had high ponytails or “weird” hairstyles?
The fact that he wants to control something about your physical appearance is a strong predictor that he will turn abusive
soon. I understand why you want to assume it’s something else (race, his personal style etc) but it’s dangerous.
there were warning signs but i was too young and stupid to notice them, i turned 18 while we were dating but we started dating at 17 and 23 now 18 and 24
he had convinced me it was all ok because it was "just drawings" (hentai) but it never made me feel ok because the hentai he liked was of super skinny loli girls when im kind of chubby with big boobs and muscle from playing volleyball for a long number of years
basically i just dont trust any man that mentions porn
I'm not the anon with a bf though. >moids don't have good imagination. they require visual stimulus to get off.
Not true. Just because most scrotes nowadays have broken their brain with porn, doesn't mean that's the natural state of things. Stop coping for your own porn addiction.
i don't have a porn addiction i can easily go months without masturbating. moids are visual creatures. that is a fact. that is why porn is catered to moids, whereas erotic literature is catered towards women. their masturbation habit is different becuz their psychology is different because their biological drives r different.
before porn, men would frequent brothels. would you prefer that?
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moids are not well adjusted people. their very essence in being is not being well adjusted. in fact it is their one and only virtue. because in order to achieve things one has to be a freak and a lunatic with respect to public morality. >>291511>doesn't mean that's the natural state of things
yeah, the natural state of things is moids having multiple partners through sexual conquest. why is the 'natural state' supposedly good? if you care about monogamy the 'natural state' is actually far worse.>>291514
idc. i'm just here to speak my truth.
op of the original situation. despite my waffling and confusion, this sentiment is what i feel in my gut. weighing my options carefully rn.
thanks to everyone for their advice/input.
>>291377 >The problem with finding The One so early in life is that losing them means you have to live with a horrific absence for so long
Try not to buy into the whole 'the one' way of viewing relationships. In reality alot of people have several long term meaningful relationships across their lifetime. Thats just how its more likely to play out. It's a healthier way of viewing things and dealing with loss. I wish we wouldn't promote that idea of 'the one' to young women as it sets us up for more pain when things go south. I remember I was in bits after losing my first love and those same ideals didn't exactly help me to process it. I thought my life was over.
Sorry you're going through this. You'll get through it and it won't hurt as much after some time. You never know what your life might look like a few short years from now. This'll pass and be a distant memory.
you feel SAD that a man is able murder and beat people to death? that's a cause for celebration for me. it is not often you can find a man that encapsulates this ancient civic VIRTUE. plenty of MEN enjoy VIOLENCE. (but far too many today are COWARDS who shy away from it) and I happen to enjoy men who enjoy VIOLENCE.
but go be in your socially acceptable healthy monogamous relationship in standart missionary position seks, if THAT is what you enjoy. more power to u.
>>291555>socially approved and endorsed subservient doormat if that is what you enjoy
who said I was a doormat? I kick ASS, and I can kick anyones ass. why would I expect anything less from my man?
>>291555>you're a subservient pussy bitch because you're scared to approach "violent" men with concerns and boundaries
I never said I wouldn't. I wouldn't be with anyone who would give me a fucking STD for starters. I just said I wouldn't mind some sleeping around is all. I think it's healthy for a male.>You don't know how to have a man by his balls
Yes I do? If they betrayed me I would kill them.
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wtf is going on?
I like expensive things, i like pampering myself, i like not working, and i like having my brains fucked out. if my needs are met and my children are born into wealth, have a good life and education then I don't give a FUCK. THESE are my needs, and if my SO fails to meet my needs THAT is betrayal. not them fucking around. >go kiss your boyfriend and tell me how I taste I guess.
he wouldn't kiss you, woof!
poorfag cope.>>291566>When a man cheats he is risking your life. He is risking your health.
this is true but I would make sure they are not out with bimbos, which is fairly easy to do. (because I wouldn't be with someone whose taste is bimbos)>He is telling you he gives not a single fuck about you.
How? If he takes care of my needs how is that not 'giving a single fuck about you'? If he didn't give a single fuck about me why does he take care of me physically, emotionally, and financially? >You could suffer get sick and drop dead.
there are PRECAUTIONS!!!
why is allowing someone to sleep around synonymous with disrespect? i do not enjoy disrespect, but I certainly enjoy RISK.>>291570
no i just have a more interesting life than u
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You just left evidence retarda
the day he drags you by the scalp? yes don't comeback then
you need therapy
I felt the same way reading your post!
My situation differs a bit because neither of us is calling it a "date". We also broke up because neither of us (mostly me) takes online "relationships" seriously. I especially felt silly. He argued a bit at first but then agreed, though mostly because he didn't want me to see him yet at the time anyways because he was a NEET (graduated during the pandemic, and was sort of depressed and kinda just waiting for a job to fall on his lap) and didn't want me to be disappointed. I'm personally approaching it as just two online friends meeting for the first time and hanging out to solidify their friendship. I'm not expecting us to get along as good as we do online and to not be awkward. Fingers crossed we get along even better, but the opposite happens alot apparently. We're also both shy (though both alternate with being more confident and outgoing around the other at different times, him especially), so there's bound to be off-putting moments. Maybe that's basic advice but it was hard for me when I first learned he was wanted to see me to not imagine us getting along so seamlessly well somehow we ended up cuddling for an entire afternoon.
I'm also needing to remind myself that even if all goes well, a LTR might still not be in the cards for whatever reason and I'll be eventually disappointed. Maybe he's not as much of a catch as I think he is/he's made himself out to be online. On paper, he should be perfect for providing me with financial, physical, emotional, and mental security, but in reality he could be controlling and/or stingy, have physically angry outbursts, or be manipulative/etc.
As for plans, I'm not entirely sure yet because I left it all up to him since I'm a horrible planner, we're seeing eachother towards the end of this month so I told him I want to do something halloween-y. We both at least agree we want it to be an activity because not being able to release pent up energy from nervousness/anxiety is a recipe for disaster. It also just makes mingling easier, something I really wanna do with him yknow, chit-chat one on one. We may end up staying at his new place. He's very proud and excited about it. He has a ton of remodeling to do, the area is very pretty so I at least could get cute pics out of it, I like occupying my hands, and he liked my idea of an elaborate pond I had.
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>he spent our entire relationship criticising my looks, intelligence, self awareness, security
>demonstrates how little he values these traits by leaving me for someone who is bereft of absolutely ALL of them
he spent 3 hours this morning trying to convince me to remain friends. fuck off
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Need some advice nonnies. Also, forgive me if this is the wrong thread but for some reason I couldn't find a sex advice thread on here. Can't tell if I'm wrong or right to be pissed off about some unreciprocated sexual stuff with my bf but it's been on my mind since we came home from vacation. It's also bothering me so much that it's making me annoying to be around - i'm becoming petty and sort of looking at him in a more negative light after this. Not as in "I hate you and want to break up" but just find his company annoying to be around and whatever sexual dreamy feelings we had over vacation has just turned to resentment now, on my side at least anyway.
We forgot to bring condoms or lube etc on holiday so naturally couldn't have piv so I gave him oral - not an issue for me, I enjoy it, but I also liked and I guess "expected"? something for me at some point in return during the vacation. He is eager to do this any other time really, but over the week on holiday I got nothing in return - just "Oh i'm tired" etc. Now that we're back home I still haven't got anything and this was a week ago. I know I'm making this sound very transactional and tbh I don't "expect" or demand things from him sexually and vice-versa but I'm still irked that I didn't get anything done to me. No idea how to approach this considering I don't want to come across as demanding but at the same time I should be free to be kinda annoyed that he didn't give me anything back.
It feels like I really can't win when it comes to sex or anything sex-related. I don't want to feel like he owes me anything because then that's just a weird way to look at sexual things but at the same time it's like…I did something for him and he got to enjoy it but later that night and throughout the rest of the holiday I just had to be whatever the female equivalent of blueballed is. I don't even know how to approach this topic with him as I'm a sperg and often come across as far more blunt or cold than I intend to be - I guess my issue is that I just feel ignored in comparison to what he enjoyed but at the same time I don't want to get into the mindset of thinking "oh i did xyz now he owes me this". What can you nonnies recommend to me -or what should I say?
I think your frustration is valid
, your bf seemed kind of selfish especially since you asked him. I find it weird he didnt want to give oral while on holiday if he usually does.
>We forgot to bring condoms or lube etc on holiday so naturally couldn't have piv so I gave him oral
Ive been wondering, why not just buy condoms there?
Don't minimize your frustration. You realized that if given the choice, your bf will forget about your pleasure and focus on his own. How often have you done this? Has he ever given you an orgasm without you reciprocating?
Also, as a woman, you can be more demanding. You know sex is a risky thing for us, even with established partners. The least men can do is give us orgasms on demand, kek.
It's not demanding to expect give and take in a sexual relationship. My last relationship slowly turned into a more one sided thing and I didn't want to HAVE to ask for the favor to be returned all the time but he wasn slowly doing less and less for me. After a while it becomes pretty clear that a partner who doesn't just automatically think of your needs back is taking the piss or taking you for granted.
This doesn't excuse it but did he pay for the holiday? One of the times that highlighted my own unequal sex life was when my ex paid for a holiday for us, we were intimate during said holiday but then one day towards the end of the trip he erupted that we hadn't had enough.. His needs had been catered to more than mine.
I understand how it feels shitty to have to even ask, esp if you've been alright in the past and it wasn't needed before. But you're not demanding for bringing it up. His reaction will tell you alot..
>>291793>its either our unborn baby or the cat.
My god. But it's not like he can pry the unborn child from your womb so basically it's not even an ultimatum, he's giving you no choice, right?
Do you have family or friends the cat can go to during your pregnancy?
Most people just hand over litterbox duty to a different person and thats enough. Never heard of anyone throwing the whole cat away over it. Especially a new cat that you've just invested in with vets checks and all that. It's nutty to get a cat and within days flip a switch.
The ultimatum part is kind of worrying tbh. Any time you reach a new level of commitment (moving in, a ring, baby etc) and a man starts making ultimatums you need to nip that shit in the bud. If you tolerate it now you'll enter a pattern of being threatened every time you disagree on something. Make an example of this and don't let him be overbearing about it. It sets a bad precedent if you do.
Was he super devastated by the breakup? Do you think he still has feelings for you? It might be nice to apologize but if he was super hurt friendship might not be the best idea and he might think you’re trying to rekindle.
Not to pry but did you split because he wanted to get serious and you weren’t feeling it or did you have genuine feelings for this guy but ended it because you were scared? Like if you weren’t avoidant do you think you’d be with this guy? Sorry if this is invasive but I’m on the opposite end of an impulsive fearful avoidant breakup and trying to work through it
I don't know where to post it, but I need to vent.
I met an amazing man two months ago. We like the same things and seem to hate the same things too. Everything was moving so fast it was kinda scary at first, but now, I feel comfortable with him. I might have fallen in love with him too, so I had to tell him today that I have hpv. I don't know if it's still I'm my body, what I know is that I had genital warts in my labia and inside me. I had them removed via laser surgery. This was back in 2017. I've only had two boyfriends, I don't have one night stands and still, I caught this thing and had warts. I suspect my first boyfriend already had it, I'd like to think he didn't know he had it, but then again, he used to pay hookers. I infected my second boyfriend, now my ex although we are on friendly terms. He was very supportive and still is. It's been three hours since I told this new guy I have an std, and he hasn't replied and deep down I know he'll never reply and I don't blame him. I feel terrible, but I didn't want to keep this from him. Everything was going so well between us, perhaps I shouldn't have told him anything, and yet, I had to be honest and say it. I remember how my ex was so terrified when he knew he had it, and I don't want someone else to feel like that. I hate how, no matter how much of a good person I am, no matter how attractive a man finds me, I'll never be able to be with a man again, I'll never be able to have kids and a family of my own. I don't get it, why me? Why me and not my friend from high school, who at that point had slept with 12 guys? I've only had two men in my life, I've never slept with other men besides these two, and yet I have hpv. I don't have warts since 2017, I've heard that the body can clear it, I've read that most people have it and it's a very common std, my doctor is very happy because I don't have symptoms, my last pap smear and revision showed me that I'm fine inside, and yet I'll always live with this, because that darn thing can lie dormant. I'll always be infectious. I feel like garbage. I don't deserve to be happy. I don't deserve to feel the touch of a man and have sex with someone I love. I don't deserve anything. I only hope he can forgive me for giving him false hope, I hope he can find a woman who's not filthy like me. I wanna kill myself, I only want to be loved and love someone, but I can't do that anymore because I have an std.
>>291916>but then again, he used to pay hookers
and… you knew? or?
because that wording…. idk
This one's difficult and I don't know what to say tbh. Maybe it's better if I don't say anything but your life can still be fulfilling outside of men, so there's that. If it's doormant, is it still contagious? couldn't he or anyone else in the future use condoms? I would find an online support group and see how others are dealing with this. Mostly, concern yourself with your health, be thankful if it's manageable.
Most importantly the only person that needs to kill themselves here is your ex.
Need some help and advice anons.This will be long because i have noone else to talk this about and i want to write about everything.
We have been dating for a bit more than 2 years.He is 6 years older than and i’m 26 currently,so it wasn’t a big problem so far.I’m a medical doctor and he is a teacher in a different profession.Ever since the start of our relationship we were living together.In the first year we were in our hometown,and last year he had to move far away for bussiness reasons.I came to this other side of the country with him to support him and continue working here,while i saved up enough money to move abroad (hopefully in the next year).We have common hobbies and quite compatible with each other overall,but one of the biggest difference we have is, i’m a very socially active person and he can live without leaving home or talking to anyone but me till the day he dies.So i have 2 big problems on my hands at the moment; one them is regarding moving to abroad,and the other is about his increasing jealousy about my social life.
When we first started to live together i was busy with some exams and stuff and it was covid time,so i didn’t really talk or spend time with any of my friends.I was mostly at home spending time with him or having fun with my stupid arts n crafts hobbies,and studying.I never had an overly active social media,i used facebook for exam materials and instagram to keep in contact with my friends.This depends totally on time tbh,if i was writing this in another time it could be myspace,or msn or other kinds of social media.Anyways when covid restrictions were mostly over and i was done with exams and other stuff,i started to get more active in instagram,and started to get in touch with my friends again.And ever since that every single time when i post a single cat photo or even a scenery he goes on like “so how many people hit on you,tried to talk to you over that story? you added 1 new person last week.who is it?”.I don’t hide the fact that i’m together with him or even post personal stuff either..i post a cute snail on the sideway and get passively accused for seeking attention for that.Aaand it doesn’t even stop there.I have to be in contact with other doctors in the hospital all the time.If the patient has a kidney problem i consult internal medicine specialist,if they have a heart problem i consult the cardiologist etc etc.He shows the same fucking attitude for my job aswell.I talk about my day and sometimes briefly tell about an interesting patient and all he fucking ask is “..so did the consultant hit on you? was he handsome? would it be better if i was a doctor?” I can’t wrap my head around this spesific low self esteem and jealousy. I don’t even see any reason for this behaviour either.I’m with him all the time except work,i’m always in contact and i never hide stuff.Because of moving far away i don’t have any friends i can meet face to face here either.Like what else can i do,put on a collar with a gps and microphone in it?Because everthing else is so fine,i’m absolutely torn between helping him fix this problems or saying fuck it and dumping him. He does house chores,is a both fun and mature person,also a very loving and supporting person.I genuinely love spending time with him.
The other problem is about our carreer and life differences (mostly related to age tbh).I currently have no car,house or any other valuable item or pets with me.So its easier for me to move abroad,and fairly easier to have a job.But on the other hand he is all settled here and also have two cats.At first he was very supportive of me moving abroad and did everyhting he could to help me.But as i got closer with my paperowrk and other stuff,he kinda started bitching about how hard it is to take cats there,or to find a job with his profession.Or what was going to happen to the properities and stuff that he owns here blah blah.I know that he wouldn’t come and leech on me but he kinda seems half-hearted about this moving situation nowadays.And it was very clear from the start that i was going to move no matter what,so this weird behaviour is something that i don’t understand again.
I know from all that i wrote so far the answer should be dumping him but as i said,aside this 2 problems everything else is perfect.Life with him is very enjoyable and easygoing.For the first time in my life i feel very happy (despite these problems,thats how content i am) and very supported.I like supporting and helping him aswell.So what do you think anons? Would you try to fix this stuff even if it takes long or skip all the hassle and go on your own way? If you had similiar problems i would be very happy to hear about it.
Yes I'm already painfully aware of this, I'm just trying to be a better person, I don't want to have this behavior for my entire life.>>291874
Yep, I was thinking about doing this, it seems it's the better option.>>291906>Was he super devastated by the breakup? Do you think he still has feelings for you?
No idea, I didn't really breakup with him since we were not completely together either, it was the really early stage of the relationship, I just stopped talking to him (we didn't talk that much in the first place, like one call a month and very few texts). Hopefully he has moved on, it's been a year after all.>Not to pry but did you split because he wanted to get serious and you weren’t feeling it or did you have genuine feelings for this guy but ended it because you were scared?
A mix of both probably, I think he was more into me than I was into him, but since I never dated before I got scared of the unknown. We had a lot in common and I think I preferred him as a friend rather than a date since I wasn't particularly attracted to him.>Like if you weren’t avoidant do you think you’d be with this guy?
I don't know, it's not like I have many dating opportunities anyway, maybe I would have tried for the sake of it had he confessed earlier and pre-covid, it took him a long time to ask me out (like 3 years) and I know some anons see this as a red flag, maybe I dodged a bullet in the end.>spoilers
Don't worry, if you're the anon upthread I'm so sorry for you, you don't deserve to go through this especially after doing so much for this dude.
Considering how he is older than you, he is acting much younger with his immaturity in regards to his jealousy. Here is the key point that I focused in on:>And it was very clear from the start that i was going to move no matter what,
With him being "half-hearted" as you put it, it seems like you have to have a serious talk with him and make a choice. Since you are moving no matter what, he either needs to be on board or not. While you do love each either, I think it is crucial to know where this relationship is going. If it will move abroad or settle with him.
Soooo, it's totally fine when you have to move to the other side of the country just for him, but not for him to do the same for you??
If you don't want to dump him nonna, at least take a break and live closer to your friends. This relashionship doesn't seem healthy at all.
And his jealousy will get worse.
>>291852>>291967 >I didn't really breakup with him since we were not completely together either >one call a month and very few texts
Tbh it takes two to be in a "not quite sure if this is even a relationship" situation. You can have avoidant ways and still meet someone who says look nonnie
are we together or not? It sounds like this guy was just as flakey and didnt exactly go out of his way to turn this into a real relationship. It was a non thing.
I broke up with my ex 2 months ago. even though it was clear we still liked each other there were things he needed to work on and staying with him would have been a complete disservice to myself. We reconnected 3 weeks ago, he was putting in more effort, both of us were happy and I was beginning to see potential in relationship again, until I caught him in a little lie. I understand why he lied about that thing (I might’ve done the same in his shoes) but if he was willing to just talk it out then and there we could’ve just gotten over it. Instead he told me it’s up to me to believe him and then ghosted me for a few days. I hate how me “confronting” him makes me out to be the bad guy when really just wanted to address it in conversation. I ended up seeing him a few days later and he told me he wants space. We can address the lie after he has his space. If I want to wait for him until then that’s my choice, he said it could be a day, it could be a week, he doesn’t know. I told him I could wait a week or two, but not a month. He said that felt like me trying to influence his decision, but it wasn’t, it’s because he has known that in November I’ll be moving.
Something came up and I have the option to stick around here longer… I feel stupid because I feel like he would be so happy if I stayed longer and if he asked me to stay for us to rebuild what we had, I would, but I can’t even ask him because I’m supposed to be giving him space right now. It’s been over a week since and I’m going crazy. I have to make a decision by Wednesday. Do I just message him? Do I wait until the last second?
He’s the first boyfriend I ever actually deeply cared about and I feel so stupid saying it but to me right now at this very moment in time my decision relies mostly on “us”. Our relationship was mostly good but We broke up for a reason, but then he started working on it and Our reconnection was so nice but people are entitled to space but over something this small we definitely could’ve talked about peacefully by now? I know I probably sound so dumb but I feel like I can’t let my friends know his importance in a decision like this and I really just need outside input
If you can be certain that he was lying then this is some bs he's putting you through. Like a power trip thats designed to wear you down til you no longer want to confront him about any future issues either. Some men play it that way to avoid ever taking ownership of their lies. It's got red flags all over it nonnie
Maybe its payback for breaking up with him in the first place but tbh it screams of just emotionally punishing you while playing it off as if its not that. I'd stay exes after a stunt like this. He's holding all the power and loving it all while you're clearly stressed out. Thats not love. Demanding a month of space after a small disagreement is nuts. At this stage you don't owe this guy contact.
need some help and advice, i feel like i'm watching my relationship collapse in slow motion from far away. bf & i have been together for about 2 years and currently live together.
there's the small things. sometimes i wish my bf would get me things that he knows that i like, like a cheap necklace or socks. i wish he remembered which foods i hate and stuff like that that i've talked about so many times. there's always the "if he wanted to, he would" hanging over my head.
last week i got into a big fight with a close friend of his. he lost his shit and started insulting he as much as he could & generally being a POS. last time i was mistreated as much was when i left a genuinely abusive
relationship a couple of years ago. i cut him off. later i found out someone else was involved encouraging his malding tirade so i cut her off as well. i've known for a while that they're a toxic
friend group but i had no idea they've become this unhinged/unstable. my bf knows how much trauma i've had to deal with from that relationship, how i got used to being abused, and how hard it was for me to learn to start setting boundaries. he's aware of how petty the whole fight was & how his friends completely blowed it out of proportion.
to be honest it really hurts me to know how he's comfortable listening to them trash talk me & keep insulting me. i wish he would say something like "please don't talk abt my gf like that" or something, but i know he won't. he keeps talking to him every day, playing every day. i want to go on dates sometimes but he just wants to stay home and play all day. i know he's "picked" him.
i know i need to get out of this relationship but i feel trapped. our lease term has a couple of months left and there's really no realistic way for me to move out. i don't have the money. these days i feel so tired because he always slacks on his chores and after work i need to clean the house, wash the dishes, do our grocery shopping, cook, etc. i feel trapped and sad and lonely and feel like it's hard to talk about this with my friends and family bc they all like my bf think we're a happy couple that's looking to get married soon. i started taking elavil a little while ago for other unrelated issues and i hope it helps me cope somehow.
i really just don't know how to cope
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I posted about this elsewhere but it's still eating me up and I'm needing advice. sorry, it's long.
for a year and a few months now (up until about a week ago) I've been really, really close with a woman I met online. we're two states from each other and pretty lonely individuals albeit in much different life circumstances. we talk all day every day. also we're both lesbians and admittedly have gotten intimate/flirted w each other, altho it's not been explicitly recognized by either of us. I'm attracted to and attached to her.
anyway, she's in FL and last Monday was pretty much freaking out about the hurricane weather predictions. I slept all day and didn't see her messages until about 7pm. first thing I saw was her saying she was under mandatory evacuation. I was shocked and replied "wut?!". she was like wdym wut, didn't you see what I said? I said something like yeah but you didn't say whether or not you evacuated or not? convo naturally stopped there.
later that night she brought up the weather again via some tiktok she told me how I hurt her terribly for seemingly not caring that she thought she was gonna die before I got up and read her messages earlier in the evening. admittedly I thought -to myself- she was being dramatic but I feel I might've been biased bc ik she's a BPDchan. she reacted badly to me saying I'd talk to her when she's ready (she was telling me she needed to go to bed and needed space) and called me a bad person, told me we weren't working, she's not even going to pretend she wants to be my friend again and told me to fuck myself. this triggered me p much and I called her a hypocrite and said I bet she's been looking for a reason to cut me off. it's embarrassing, but I wasn't sober this night, and would've acted so different if I was. I digress.
it's been a week or will be in a few hours and I miss her and feel pretty bad about hurting her with my insensitivity. I do think she was being a little hypocritical (she's not the most thoughtful or consciencious person) and that she could've cut me a little bit of slack, but I also do think I upset her. feels bad man.
I tried to give her space except for two text messages the next two days where I told her I was thinking about her, hoping she and her pets would be safe during the storm and later asked if everything was ok. this was over text msg. she didn't reply, and idk if I'm blocked there or what, or if she's just ignoring me. frankly I thought she'd have reached out to me by now but she hasn't so I'm feeling real down lol.
nonnies, what do I do? I want to apologize regardless, and I def don't want this to be our end but if it is, I would at least like to not be completely ghosted. am I being completely self centered? what do I do?
Where do you plan to move to after the split? Parents or renting again? If you need to arrange a new rental then having a couple months left on the lease might be ideal. It gives you enough time to plan a move without being too much time either.
My last relationship broke down with 2 months left on our lease and seeing as I had to arrange a new place it was just the right amount of time. An awkward couple months for sure but I kept it civil for the sake of getting out with minimal drama
You paid for the car, it's yours. Why exactly is he so entitled to driving in it? Boo hoo he has to wait 2 months, what a fucking child. It'd be more understandable if he was upset about the money, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
That said if you really wanted to make it up to him, you could buy him some professional driving lessons so he can get some driving time in over the next few months.