A man isn’t sure how to proceed with his girlfriend after she asked for a big change to their relationship.
He took to Reddit’s “Relationship Advice” forum for help. His girlfriend made a new friend who is a part of the swingers community. Eventually, she asked the Reddit poster for an open relationship. Now he isn’t sure what to do.
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“She has recently made a new friend who is in the swinger lifestyle, and she has been singing praises about the lifestyle, so I was just waiting for her to eventually ask about it, and she didn’t disappoint me,” he explained. “She asked me if we can also try something like this, and I told her that I have no interest in exploring the lifestyle.”
“She accepted, but she was clearly disappointed. It’s been one week, but I just can’t get this feeling of impending breakup out of my mind. I was really hoping she wouldn’t ask, but the moment she asked, a switch was flipped off in my brain. No matter how much I try, I can’t get the thought out of my mind. It just feels as if we are suddenly incompatible.”
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“And it sucks because we were in agreement about a lot of our future plans, but now a future with her just sounds risky,” he wrote. “I will definitely get married, so our future will be a lot more entwined the next time she brings it up. We might even have kids.”
“And that’s what is scaring me, I don’t care about anything else, but I would rather have two parents for kids. How to move forward here? I can’t really see any options here.”
Redditors weighed in with their suggestions on how to handle the situation.
“Some people might be capable of doing either type of relationship,” another said.
“You’re not compatible anymore,” a person commented.
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