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where do I start ! I am in a relationship with a loving, caring

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where do I start?! I am in a relationship with a loving, caring man that wears his heart on his arm (for 7 months). He is going through divorce, his wife had an affair with his best friend (she has done small similar things before in 10 years).

He has children and I was there for him through the hardest times, he almost took his own life... he says I am his angel and that he wants a future with me, we have lots in common. His kids like me and I think they are fab and they are important human beings.

However, his ex plays games with him when they do speak and he is paying for the house until it is sold, she doesnt like that he met someone and he can see what she is doing. He just doesnt know how to handle her.

When he was in a bad place (start of August) I found out he was still chatting to girls online, I confronted him and called it off, he explained it was no excuse but he was scared about it happening to him again. He took himself off there and I do know his passwords and he isnt on there anymore. He confessed to this family and asked his sister to contact me to explain how awful he felt.

The key thing is that he overreacts emotionally when she says the most awful things to him, especially when she uses the children to do this.

I was really upset last night, he wont hang up on her calls as he says it will make her angry, but I feel he gives way to her and she wins.

We did discuss this and I said I don't want this anymore. He has gone to see the children today and I would love to know how to trust my intuition whether to carry on or stop this before it goes further down the line?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  Cathy replied 3 years ago.
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