A distraught woman has asked the internet for advice after her husband asked her for permission to have an affair.
According to the 38-year-old lady in question, her husband of 15 years recently made a bizarre request that left her both angry and confused.
Admitting that she is unable to hold back tears, the woman revealed that her partner dared to ask for her permission to cheat on her saying he can’t take his eyes off other women because he’s only ever been in bed with her.
“Last week my husband asked if he could talk about something serious. I said yes, of course, we are always very open and honest with each other. He tells me that he has been very distracted lately looking at other women and he hopes it hasn’t bothered me too much,” she explained in her Reddit post.
“We keep talking until he blurts out that he is thinking a lot about what it might be like to have s*x with someone else.”
The upset woman, who is now rethinking her entire marriage, continued: “He knows I had several partners in high school and college. He spent all that time hanging with friends and playing video games. I was his first kiss. Nearly a year later we had s*x. I was his first. We’ve been monogamous and faithful ever since.
“He promised that was fine with that when we committed. He promised again when we got married. Now nearly 15 years later he isn’t fine anymore.
“He says he’d like to date and have a fling. No way. How is that fair to me or her. He offers to have a one-night stand or hire an escort if it makes me more comfortable.”
The wife also explained that she’s not open to having a marriage where cheating is a habit while insisting that her husband would probably want more than just a one-night stand even if she permitted him to cheat on her once.
Refusing to take no for an answer, the husband then suggested the couple legally separate for a few months before reconnecting after he was done fooling around.
“I ask if he really wants to divorce over this. He says he doesn’t. He does not have to have this he just really wants it,” the married lady concluded.
“He promises he will get therapy and learn to accept he is a one-woman man until he dies. I’m crushed when he says this. I feel so petty. He assures me he can be fine again and asks me to just not worry about it.”
After her story went viral, the woman received loads of support from readers telling her to pack her bags and leave her husband before he cheats on her.
“The good news is that he told you … the bad news is that you two do not see eye to eye on this and he’s spilled the beans and he can’t take back what he blurted out to you even if he wishes he could,” someone said.
“Just be honest with him … If you talk it through, show him your honest feelings, and maybe even get some counselling together there might be a chance to salvage what you’ve got,” another suggested.
A third wrote: “I think you should be open to the possibility that he may have already done the deed and was using this as a way to gauge your reaction.”
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