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User Topic: Here comes the crazy!
♀ 34878
Member # 34878
Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hi SI'ers, its been a while since I posted. Been separated for over two years and divorced 6 months. I've been dating a man for about 4 months, we are exclusive, and he calls me his girlfriend, etc. He is a great guy, extremely trustworthy, but something is eating away at me. I am a Facebook stalker (old habits are hard to break) and I happened to see this morning that back in January, he commented "beautiful!" on a profile picture of an old girlfriend of his (she doesn't keep her stuff private.)
He has told me about her, she lives several states away, and he said their only contact is occasional FB postings. It is making me crazy. It has sort of surprised me, my almost insane reaction to this. Am I completely irrational? would love to hear some thoughts.

Posts: 141 | Registered: Feb 2012
♀ 42092
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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I would discuss it with him. I have exes I could easily call handsome in a Fbook pic, I guess (or I could see it being possible) without it meaning anything other than that we are friends, because I know my boundaries. So this might be absolutely no reason to worry. I think you have to discuss it with him though, not assuming he is in the wrong but just explaining what you have here. He should be able to help you overcome the trust issue.

Sit. Feast on your life.

Posts: 4324 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NYC
Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 1:48 PM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

First of all, you have to be completely honest with yourself: What will you accept from a partner in an exclusive relationship? Is contact with an X ok? If so, what kind of contact? (Facebook, emails, telephone calls, meals, etc.) If any of this is OK for you, do you expect to be notified of the contact? And on and on...

Then, when you have the exclusivity talk, IMO you should lay out your terms (and you should encourage your partner to do so.) That way there can be no misunderstandings or mixups. If you can't come to a meeting of the minds at this exclusivity point, you aren't meant for each other.

Let's face it. At this point in our lives, we all have pasts and baggage, for lack of a better term. Characters are going to come out of our pasts, and our SOs will have to deal with them at some point.

You are important and you matter. Your feelings matter. Your voice matters. Your story matters. Your life matters. Always.

Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
Him: WXH-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011

Posts: 25302 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Arizona
♀ 34878
Member # 34878
Default  Posted: 4:13 AM, March 25th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks, Norabird and Sad, I appreciate the insight. I guess a talk in in order at some point in the near future...just have to figure ou a way to skirt around the FB stalking
What knocked me for a loop though was my reaction, which pre-WH, I think would have been different. Baggage, indeed.

Posts: 141 | Registered: Feb 2012
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