If your ex girlfriend is seeing someone else, you have to be very careful about how you are going to approach the situation. As tempting as it might be to drive a wedge in between her and the new beau, that is the last thing that you want to do. You could come off looking like a complete jerk, the kind of guy she despises if you do that. That said, I don’t think the ‘rules’ were meant to be a treatise on dating encompassing all shades of ideas and variations of situations. I collated the ‘rules’ from several sources because they seem to me to be useful advice to those in the dating world. No matter what our age, and whether married or not, temptation affects us all.
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Like I said before, it’s only human to make mistakes. And it is completely okay to accept those mistakes, it’s actually advised that you accept your mistakes rather than running around them and make up stories or to eventually lie about it, just be clean and simple about your actions with your partner. Relationships work best when there is complete transparency between two people, and acceptance of mistakes is something that makes it that much more transparent.
Jason, what you describe does appear to be a situation that certainly increases stress, complication and worry for women who would like to find the man of their dreams or if it is so bad even just a man! But I think that if men are less obtainable that could be a good thing because maybe women, as Ives says, will concentrate more on knowing and developing themselves and take care of themselves. Some good advice for women today would be for them to cast all their cares upon Christ and trust them to Him so they can live their life worry free, content in whatever their father in heaven has planned for them. Life here is but a blip on the radar of eternity.
You need to attract her, flirt with her and make sure she is sexually attracted to you before you make a move. Talking to her as a friend doesn’t mean that she wants to begin a sexual relationship with you. The society some years ago (and not a far away past) saw the internet as a mean of gathering info, a work method, a work tool, and maybe an ocasional place to hang out.
You will notice that I have said ‘sometimes’, because I do not feel like that all of the time. Just sometimes. I think we are good for each other and well-mathced, but I think that this issue is perhaps our achilles heel, and I want to find a way to give it less power in our relationship. I wonder sometimes if I make this dynamic worse by feeling responsible for how your work demands etc effect you and how I feel I should compensate for that? I know I am at least 50% responsible for this dynamic.