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    Indy
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    So I have been talking to this man for four months but I recently found out he had been seeing other people for the first two and a half months of our relationship. He told me he was sorry as he had blatantly lied about this and asked if we could start over this time he was serious. He got rid of the other girls and removed any random girls he was flirting with on instagram to prove he was serious. At first things went well but recently he has started adding random girls he meets on instagram. When I ask him about them he gets defensive and angry; claiming that I am invading his privacy. Yet he will delete them the next day without any explanation. I didn’t ask him to delete them; I just wanted to know who they were. I have no issues with him having female friends but I can’t help but get the feeling that these were not platonic interactions. Especially since he scrolls through their old photos and likes them. I’ve tried to ask him directly but it just ends up in an argument. Should I be concerned about this behavior? I’m losing sleep and peace over this. I don’t want to be controlling but it’s gotten to the point I feel I have to snoop to know the truth. Should I just let it go?

    #379914
    anita
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    Dear Indy:

    Your boyfriend of 4 months got together with other women during the first 2.5 months of his supposed monogamous relationship with you. He then apologized, “removed any random girls he was flirting with on Instagram”, and then “started adding random girls he meets on Instagram”. When confronted he got angry, accusing you of invading his privacy, and then “he will delete them the next day”.

    “I’m losing sleep and peace over this. I don’t want to be controlling but it’s gotten to the point I feel I have to snoop to know the truth”, “Should I be concerned about this behavior? .. Should I just let it go?”-

    – I think that it is very easy for him to remove and add girls into his Instagram account, so he repeatedly removes and adds. When he wants you to feel better, he removes them. When he wants to make himself feel better, he adds them. Adding them and scrolling through their photos may be a habitual/ addictive behavior on his part.

    In your April 2020 thread, you expressed anxiety about a previous boyfriend’s possible interest in other women. Altogether, it seems to me that it is very important that you date a man who is different from these two, one who is very serious about a relationship being monogamous. You can come up with your clear, comprehensive definition of what a monogamous relationship means to you. Then,  as you get to know a potential boyfriend, get to know him and find out (1) if he is interested in a monogamous relationship, and (2) what is his definition of a monogamous relationship, and (3) if there is a match between his definition and yours.

    If there is no match, don’t invest in the guy, if there is- it will be a good start for the relationship.

    anita

    #380053
    Mirrmurr
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      <li style=”text-align: center;”>Change the way you see yourself, instead  of being the girl not good enough.Be confidentaly the queen, trust your charm.Stay focused.

    You will see the world changing around you.

      <li style=”text-align: center;”>As it is not about him, it is about you.

     

     

    #380108
    Canadian Eagle
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    Indy

    if he is flirting on Instagram on and off, it is clear the relationship (not you) does fulfill his needs ( what ever they are …. and most likely he does not know what his real needs are ) . The first rush of love is all consuming , I suggest you find a better partner to love, someone who is prepared to dedicate them selves to you ….. this is especially important at the very beginning , as you get to know each other

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