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Unhappy Not cheating but hurts? - February 13th 2011, 10:11 PM

I have had a most terrible weekend which started with my boyfriend and I going up to another university to visit some friends. We each hung out with a different group of friends and although I visited him and his friends numerous times, he didn't make a single attempt to come hang out with me and my friends. I was a little upset about that and we got into a few small petty fights, but made up. I had to leave early and spent Saturday night at home. Today I woke up to a wonderful picture on facebook of a girl sitting on his lap with her boobs in his face. I know this isn't exactly cheating, but it hurts so much and I feel I cant trust him anymore. Do you guys agree? What should I do? I've decided to give him the silent treatment, but he hasn't called or texted. My friends say I should confront it, but I have midterms in a few days and I don't want to get distracted.
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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 13th 2011, 10:22 PM

He sounds like a flirt. Flirts are high-risk for leaving their partner, because they like the attention and the chase. I know you really like (love?) him, but if you are putting in more into a relationship than you are getting out, it's actually making you regress as a person and you should move on

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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 13th 2011, 10:57 PM

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Well, I have three questions for you:

1. Did your boyfriend upload this picture, or did someone else? If he did, then I'm sorry, but he's a pretty crappy boyfriend. Don't waste your time by dating him. If someone else uploaded the picture, however, then maybe there's more to the story (even though "a picture is worth 1000 words"). He could have been drunk, he could have pushed her off soon after that, it could have been part of a REALLY lame dare that he now regrets taking part in, etc.

2. How will giving him the "silent treatment" solve anything? The only way to solve problems in a relationship is to communicate... and you're not doing that. Granted, neither is he, but that doesn't make what you're doing any less "wrong". If you want to resolve this, then talk about it, or at least tell your boyfriend you want to talk about it after you've taken your midterms. Don't avoid him, though, and that won't make you feel any better OR solve this problem.

3. How much do you really care about this guy?

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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 14th 2011, 12:48 AM

You need to confront him about the situation. As Robin said above, it could have been a dare, or a stupid joke his friends made him do. Peer pressure is never easy to go through regardless of the situation.
You do need to find out more about the situation. If he did it just for the hell of it, then, he truly isn't worth your time and you should end things if that's what you feel is the right thing to do.
He was probably more interested being with his friends since he probably doesn't get to see him often (is this true), so that's most likely the reason behind why he didn't make any attempts to visit you and your friends, even if you took time out of your hanging out with your friends. Most guys are jerks in this way (I had the same situation happen before, only my boyfriends ex girlfriend was involved in the equation with the hanging out, no pictures, thank the lord).
While giving him the silent treatment is sometimes effective for most situations, it's probably not a good one for this particular situation. Communication is a huge part of a relationship, and you need to talk to him about what happened. Get the story.
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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 14th 2011, 01:02 AM

I think that it was wrong of him to do that and you should definitely confront him about this, tell him that if he keeps up this kind of behavior you're through with him.
You deserve someone who treats you with respect and keeps your feeling in consideration, and with this kind of behavior and also displaying it openly on facebook where you can see it, he was not taking you into consideration and acting like an arse.
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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 14th 2011, 01:29 AM

I think you'd have trouble finding a guy who didn't get into a few pictures like this occasionally at university. Certainly not one you'd consider a relationship with. Chances are, the picture is no big deal. If you want to confront him about it, fine, but if you make too much of a production over what's probably an innocent picture he'll just see you as a typical hysterical girl. At the same time the silent treatment isn't going to solve anything, not at long distance and especially not when he isn't calling you.

I'd be more worried about the fact that he hasn't tried making plans with you. But once again, it isn't necessarily an issue. Not every guy phones all the time, especially when he's out having fun at university. And it's entirely possible that if you're visiting him a lot, you're seeing each other enough that he doesn't think of trying to visit you.

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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 14th 2011, 05:05 PM

i'd throw a bitch fit and kick both of their asses.
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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 14th 2011, 05:27 PM

I don't think I'd care for it too much either, to be honest, but at the same time, I can't say I've never goofed off like that before. Granted, for me, I'm female and it's always been with my female friends, but in the past, I've had photos taken with my male friends where I'm laying on them or their arms are around me etc. and it's meant nothing. And to be honest, I've seen boys with girlfriends and girls with boyfriends take pictures such as the ones you describe, and though I don't necessarily find it tasteful, I do think it's innocent and nothing to worry about. I wouldn't like it, but I wouldn't necessarily confront him about it. Knowing me, I'd probably do something more along the lines of commenting with something like "Nice picture. Can I go next, or do I have to take a number?" but laughing things off is often my way of dealing with things, unless it's really, really bothering me.

So I would do my best to try and let this one. If you can't let it go, then it might be worth bringing it up to him. Don't accuse him of cheating, don't flip on him for his "blatant betrayal," etc., but just tell him the picture sort of tapped into an insecurity. That's the only way I can think to bring it up. But once he gives you his story, you have to be prepared to drop the issue. If this is something you never forget and continue to bring up... It's going to cause problems. Like I said, more than likely it's an innocent picture and nothing more.

And giving him the silent treatment isn't going to do anything but exacerbate the situation, to be entirely honest.
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Re: Not cheating but hurts? - February 15th 2011, 03:51 PM

Those kind of pictures are never lovely to see, but they often mean nothing. I saw a similar one of my ex once that i got upset about, until I looked through my own pictures and spotted a couple that at the time had been perfectly innocent but that he could have taken the wrong way.
Love I don't think you should keep up with the silent treatment, i think you should call him and try to sort it out. I know you have exams that you don't want to be stressed out for, but if you don't try and sort this out it'll just be preying on your mind anyway. The sooner you talk to your boyfriend about this the sooner there's a good chance you'll feel better and can concentrate on work. Best of luck. xx

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