In a tale of romantic turmoil and bitter breakups, a young man has found himself ensnared in a twisted triangle of love and suspicion, stemming from the uneasy relationship between his girlfriend and her ex. In the wake of discovering an unsettling secret, and with trust hanging by a thread, he took to Reddit for advice, prompting a wave of responses from the online community. Here is his story.
Things Took a Turn for the Worse
Let’s rewind to the breakup that occurred approximately eight months ago. It was during this period that things took a turn for the worse.
He Began Stalking Her
The boyfriend, struggling with his emotions, resorted to stalking his girlfriend after their split.
Sleep Over With Her Ex
To his surprise, he discovered that his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend (here comes the twist!) had stayed over at her place shortly after their breakup.
Shared Custody of a Pooch
Complicating matters further, they shared a dog, making the situation all the more convoluted.
He Wanted Answers
Unable to contain his outrage, the boyfriend confronted his girlfriend, demanding an explanation for her ex’s presence.
She responded by stating that her ex had been kicked out by his housemate.
She assured him that their relationship lacked any romantic connection.
The girlfriend then revealed that she had pursued a relationship with the boyfriend immediately after ending things with her ex.
He Couldn’t Control His Anger
This revelation sent the boyfriend into a frenzy, and he unleashed his anger in a verbal tirade. Initially unaware of the consequences of his actions, he unwittingly added fuel to the fire.
Her Parents Heard the Whole Story
The girlfriend, devastated by his outburst, confided with her parents.
This turned out to be a grave mistake, as her parents were furious, particularly since this all unfolded on the eve of her graduation night.
Reunited and Reconciled
Fast forward a couple of months and fate brought the couple together once again.
They decided to rekindle their romance, and everything seemed to be back to normal.
Trust Plus Therapy Meant Things Were Going Well
Trust was rebuilt, and the boyfriend even got counseling to address his personal issues.
He Was Letting Go of the Past
He promised not to hold his girlfriend responsible for their past conflicts.
Busy on His Birthday
The boyfriend’s birthday had arrived, and the girlfriend had told him she couldn’t do anything that day, as she was busy.
Guess Where She Was!
He stumbled upon his girlfriend’s whereabouts later that day and discovered that she was at her ex’s place.
Just There For Doggy Pickup
According to her explanation, she was there to collect their shared dog and ended up watching a sports event with her ex and his housemate.
He Can’t Trust Her
Two months have passed since that disheartening revelation, and the trust between the couple has completely shattered.
Every time his girlfriend declines plans, his mind jumps to the assumption that she must be with her ex.
Her Mom Doesn’t Like Him
In a recent incident, she even rejected his offer to deliver flowers and casually mentioned her mother’s visit, a person who scolds her boyfriend whenever she sees him.
He Arrived Unannounced Hoping to Catch Her in the Act
The boyfriend decided to take matters into his own hands. He drove to his girlfriend’s residence unannounced.
To his surprise, he discovered her alone on the couch, with no sign of her ex or anyone else for that matter, yet every day he was full of anxiety.
He Needs to End Things
He has now taken to Reddit to see if his stalking was justified, and Reddit was quick to respond.
The comments are full of users urging the boyfriend to end the relationship, “Honestly, you’d be much better off just ending it. Once the parents hate you, it makes it extremely hard to get in good graces as they’re hearing it 100% from her side.”
Leave Before Things Escalate
Another agreed, stating, “You guys are not compatible. Time to go your respective separate ways before things escalate further.”
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