My boyfriend of 6 months just told me that he wants to see other people. I am devastated. We are in a committed relationship and he’s even met my family and I his. Dating other women while in a relationship is not normal. We are not swingers!
I don’t know what to do. Please, give me some relationship advice on how to handle it. Should I break up with him? Let him do his thing and then reconnect when he is ready? Please help!
He Wants to Date Other Women
Dear He Wants to Date Other Women,
You’re right. About everything! When in a committed relationship (he met your folks for Pete’s sake!) you shouldn’t want to see other people all of a sudden. What it seems like to me is that he wants to be single and still keep you around. He wants to have his cake and eat it too.
I say stand up for yourself, if you haven’t already. Tell him that you want to continue to be in a committed relationship. No other women allowed. Tell him you won’t continue in this relationship with him if he decides to date other women. And finally, tell him that you know what you deserve and want – this is not it!
Hopefully he will come to his senses. If he still wants to devour that cake, you should walk away. If he realizes that being with you is where he wants to be and remain, well, just be aware of cheating. Now that he has revealed that he wants to date other women he may just find a way to do so behind your back. So you will need to decide whether you can trust him. Dating other women is something that he wants. Maybe he will be faithful, or maybe he’ll find a way to lick the icing off.