Know of any young long term/live-in r-ships that have lasted w/out the guy cheating?
This is a long one..if you have the patience and some good advice do share please!!
I'm with a guy who is 22 and we've basically both settled down our ways since we got together, i'm 22 also, we used to both party loads and have both done the whole casual sex thing, he said for a few months before he met me he was really sick of it and realised how **** and lonely it can be, and i can honestly say i've felt the same and feel so much mroe content now. we've been together 4 months and we are so very happy! I had a good break from r/ships before this r/ship started, and now suddenly i'm in a great r/ship where the guy adores me and I adore him and right now we do most things together, and would do anything for each other. so everything seems amazing!!!
Problem: I look around me and mostly all i see is long term r/ships where the guy cheats and the girl is oblivious to it. I feel like I want to be with him for a long time, and he feels like this with me, (though we try not to worry about the future too much)... but i am so afraid of it turning into one of those r/ships, which i know is a pointless worry because you cannot predict the future... I know about some of his friends who sleep around/have slept around alot behind their girlfriend's/ex's back. I asked him about this in the beginning to find out what his view on it is, as i was worried that his friends might represent something about him..obviously i don't know him through and through yet, although we feel so close due to spending practically everyday together for the past 4 months. I know you cannot judge somebody completely on their friends, and if a guy will cheat he will cheat whether his friends do or not most probably, but i just wanted to find out his viewpoint. he said he would never cheat on me/adores me/doesn't give a **** about other ppl's r-ships and just cares about me and him, which is fair enough. i didn't wanna hassle him about it or put a downer on us or accuse him when he's done nothing but be good to me. but i just worry that because he's young his friends might be the type to score brownie points off each other with their phillandering ways!! he has about two friends that don't cheat on their gfs, and his brother hasn't cheated and he has been in a r-ship for two years, lives with his gf and adores her, so i guess that is some proof at least that these guys do exist...hmm...
then there's another couple i know, who are about 24, they live together and i know he's slept with somebody else i know a cpl of times, so he's cheated on someone who he's been with for years. now i know this is none of my business really and i don't know what it's like in their r/ship and of course i have no right to judge...really...but for gods sake...are there actually ANY guys out there who stay with a girl for years and years and years and just stay faithful and are HAPPY to do so??? ANY??? Or is it an inevitability that in a long r/ship the guy will get bored and have to shag around a bit to occupy himself?? argh!! i know i sound crazy.
And I know i'm going all round the houses here but my point is, there are just so so so many young cpls around where the guy cheats and its perfectly acceptable, i know about girls who are being cheated on and i find that quite degrading for them quite frankly that i'm a complete stranger, have never met them, but i know these personal details...i know you're probably thinking well what does it matter what other people get up to if ur happy in ur r-ship? and believe me i feel like i'm being irrational and worrying about things i can't control here, but i'm driving myself crazy about it...i never thought i would worry like this about someone. why can't i just chill the hell out and enjoy every moment as it comes? i hate feeling this paranoid and i don't want to destroy my r-ship, so i don't mention it too much to my bf, and he always reassures me anyway and would do anything...
I guess what I'm asking is, does anybody know of any young couples that have been together for a heck of a long time and not cheated? or guys that are very happy to keep their ***** in their pants and just have their gf??? I just feel like the odds are against us and i couldn't bear to get my heart broken...so in a way, and this is me being totally negative, i feel like what's the point... this is a sad state of affairs that i'm thinking like this i know...i just have to vent and listen to some good advice! i'm so cynical about men, i can't help but feel like the majority are dogs, and i'm afraid of the future...and i don't want to spoil my r/ship!!
and by the way i am aware that many women cheat, i'm not just being sexist.