A woman has been left an emotional mess after finding out that her boyfriend had slept with his terminally ill female friend as her “final dying wish”.
The 22-year-old woman found out about what had happened only after her partner’s friend had died.
Taking to Reddit, the woman said she was struggling with anger and jealousy over the situation.
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“My boyfriend didn’t tell me that he had sex with his dying friend,” her long post began.
“We were together when it happened. He’s still depressed about her death.
“I feel jealous and I don’t know what to do.”
Stock image of an unhappy couple. Credit: Getty
The woman revealed she would never have known about it if it weren’t for a mutual friend “slipping up”.
“My boyfriend and the girl did it when they were on vacation with other friends,” she went on to explain.
“I’m confident that he was never attracted to her. They never had a relationship beyond that.
“She did have a secret crush on him though.”
The woman said her boyfriend had never experienced a death in his life before “so it really shook him”.
“For the past year, his mental health has been very unwell. It’s not solely because of her death but it was the catalyst,” she said.
“He rarely, if ever, talks about his feelings except with me.
“I hate myself because I get angry inside whenever he mentions her.”
The girlfriend said jealousy was eating her up. Stock image. Credit: Getty
The girlfriend said the jealousy was eating her up because she knew the sex was “emotional sex” because of the dying friend’s condition.
“To clarify, he didn’t lose his virginity to her but she did lose her virginity to him,” she said.
“We have an otherwise perfect relationship.
“He’s always been a good boyfriend even when he’s at his lowest now.”
The woman said her boyfriend had otherwise been wonderful, even managing to win over her “strict” parents.
“We’ve been together for more than three years and have known each other since high school,” she wrote.
“I don’t know if I can talk to him about this … But I’m also afraid that he might be dismissive of my feelings.
“What to do?”
‘You need to talk’
Hundreds flocked to comment in the Reddit thread, with many saying despite the poignant circumstances, the boyfriend shouldn’t have slept with his dying friend.
“I would do a lot of things for a dying friend’s last request but disrespecting my relationship and cheating, to give them (the dying girl) one last thrill, is out of the question,” one person wrote.
Said another: “He did cheat on you with the dying girl though. What is worse is he never even told you. Sorry, no excuses for a cheat.”
“I’m a dude and even I know this is b*******,” wrote a third.
“He broke trust,” another agreed. “Dishonesty to this level isn’t right and it isn’t ok.”
One person had a slightly different solution to the Reddit user asking for advice on what to do.
“You guys need to sit down and talk. When you are done, talk some more,” the commenter said.
“Find a third person (a real person, not Reddit), and talk with them as a counsellor.”
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