A man has shared how he asked his wife for an open marriage and left regretting it as he can no longer stand the attention she gets from other men.
Writing on Reddit, the husband admitted that he was stupid for suggesting it when he thought that the ‘spark’ between them was about to fade.
But he was left regretting it as his wife has now become busy with dates while he got fired from his job for asking a female co-worker out for a drink.
The husband said that they had been married for 19 years. After their daughter moved out, he asked his wife for an open marriage as he felt their spark had gone.
He immediately realized that he made a huge mistake as it ‘kills him’ when she’s dating other men.
“I have learned that just because I wasn’t as attracted to my wife as I was when we got married it doesn’t mean other men would feel the same. My wife has so many men and dates she doesn’t know what to do with them all,” he wrote.
“Meanwhile, it’s the opposite for me.”
He then shared how he lost his job after asking a colleague out on a date.
“Even though I wasn’t her manager and I am in an open marriage she complained to her manager and showed HR my messages. I lost my job,” he shared.
The husband then told his wife that he wanted to close their marriage again and that he regretted it but his wife is now satisfied with how things are.
“I love my wife and I don’t want a divorce. I never wanted a divorce which is why I proposed this in the first place. But she doesn’t want to close the marriage,” he added.
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts and many said that he did not deserve any sympathy.
One person commented: “You had a crush on someone at work. You asked your wife for a pass. She doesn’t want to but eventually agrees. You ask out your crush. She rejects you. You suddenly don’t want the marriage open? Lol.”
Another said: “You asked for this. You literally lead your family into this. This is on you. You sound extremely selfish. The only reason you want it to end is because you were rejected while she was accepted. Weird.”
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