My fiancÚ and I have been together for just over three years. He proposed this past New Years Eve.
Our relationship was wonderful. Loving, trusting, full of laughter and happiness. I never, ever suspected anything and in fact, part of what I loved about him was his honesty and trustworthiness. He was the last person on earth that I would think would cheat. We were amazing. He made me so happy and I made him happy.
He was previously married but over 20 years ago. His ex-wife cheated on him and left him for the other man. He then had a series of bad relationships that he ruined in one way or another, but never cheating. Then the relationship before me was long distance. They saw each other no more than once or twice a month. It was always brief and fleeting. He knew something was wrong and eventually found out after two years that she had been with someone else the whole time. Instead of getting angry and telling her he found out, he just ended it. But she didn't respect his decision and kept on like everything was fine. Calling him, texting him, telling him she knew they were supposed to end up together and that she loved him. Unfortunately, he indulged her.
Even after we started dating and made a commitment to one another, it continued. I also found out that this past August he went to see her as some sort of "closure" and that he was moving out to CA with me where'd I'd moved several months prior for a job. Instead of closure he slept with her. He found out that several weeks prior that she got married. And again, instead of telling her he knew he almost wanted to get her back. Make her cheat on her husband. He used sex as a weapon.
He says it was all a game for him. Some sort of revenge. He still cared for her and wanted to be better than her spouse and be the good guy but he was also taking out his anger at her for what she did by indulging her. It just makes no sense to me!!
I found out from emails I saw on his computer. He says they only met up once and only had sex once but this has been going on for 3 years and I can't believe he is telling the full truth. He didn't admit all of it at once, first it was just over the phone, then they met but didn't have sex, then they had sex. I don't think I know the full story but also not sure if it matters.
I am completely lost and feel violated and betrayed. He says that he never ever loved her. He left his job back East which he loved to come out here and be with me and proposed to me. He says he is self destructive and doesn't deserve to be loved and that is why he did this. But his love for me was always real. And he never wanted her, he always wanted me.
He wants to work on it and so do I but I feel stupid and worthless for wanting that. It's really helpful to hear other people in these situations. No one deserves to go through this. Any and all support would be greatly appreciated.