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Was I out of order?

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nc20144 Mon 21-Apr-14 21:51:13

I will try not to make this too long.
tonight while trying to install an app on DH tablet a FB message alert popped up from a woman whose name I recognised.

when I was 7 months pg with DD, DH had a work night out, got completely drunk, phoned me by mistake and I heard a lot of commotion in background and a woman telling him to 'get in the car'. when he came home I looked at his phone and there was a text from someone calling him babe. I text back saying whose no is this and reply was 'X' from earlier tonight.
next day I went ballistic. He said nothing happened and she was with a boyfriend. I let it go.
2 weeks later I find a receipt for a (quite expensive) lunch for 2. again, I went mad, he claimed he met her and her BF. He apparently ate nothing and the receipt was from their meal hmm
then a text arrived from OW along the lines of "thinking about u too. hope all is okay but if not would be great to see u"
I phoned OW and she backed the story up but said her BF was out and she'd get him to ring me when he came in.
He didn't and i got a text from her saying she wasn't getting involved in whatever domestic we seemed to he having.
DH swore nothing happened, i had no proof, I let it go even though I knew he was still texting her.
I found her FB page and basically stalked her for months blush she was 4 or 5 mth pg when they met but was single. eventually I stopped looking but never forgot the incident.
fast forward 4 years to tonight when I find out he is her FB friend. He can't understand why I'm angry and upset. We argued and he got angry that I was talking about something that happened 4 years ago. again proclaimed his innocence. think he was shocked i knew a lot from my FB stalking. He deleted her off FB then said he was deleting FB altogether. said I didn't trust him, I'd ruined his evening etc and sat in silence all evening.
was I out of order?

Dirtybadger Mon 21-Apr-14 21:56:11

No. You weren't out of order. He's trying to get you to stfu by sulking. Why would he pay for a meal for a couple? Sorry but that makes no sense and I'd be insulted he couldn't even attempt a better lie!

graceholl Mon 21-Apr-14 21:56:12

were they messaging each other tonight OP? A little bit confused blush

the story about the receipt being from her & her boyfriends meal is the biggest load of bollocks I've ever heard, though!

BitterAndOnlySlightlyTwisted Mon 21-Apr-14 22:00:52

He's a liar and not even a particularly good one.

Val007 Mon 21-Apr-14 22:00:53

He wants to delete his facebook to cover up! The cheek!

nc20144 Mon 21-Apr-14 22:01:23

The tablet hadn't been switched on for months and a load of notifications appeared and I saw her name. I think it was from a while ago. I'm not even sure it was a message. He said I could look at the messages but I didn't.
I don't believe there ever was a boyfriend and the lunch story was bollocks as he was reeking of garlic the evening of the lunch and garlic bread was on the receipt. He still denies he ate it. It's almost laughable.

Olddear Mon 21-Apr-14 22:03:35

So, was he sitting at the table beside them, eating nothing while they tucked in, and he picked up the bill?! I've met some bad liars in my time but he wins!!!

nc20144 Mon 21-Apr-14 22:06:02

Apparently so olddear but he says he didn't pay the bill! I'm not sure how it got in his pocket. He only had a pint (which wasn't on the bill)!

Dirtybadger Mon 21-Apr-14 22:06:12

At an expensive place. You would always buy something. I have special dietary requirements but I always get at least a drink and something tiny so I don't look odd. Not sure why we are proving this as it is so obvious. But just in case 1% of you believed him.

Offred Mon 21-Apr-14 22:06:30

Yes and no.

You should have dumped him years ago if you're still upset. I don't think you are being unreasonable to be upset about this but you are to have stayed with him for years after and to still be bringing it up.

RyvitaSesame Mon 21-Apr-14 22:07:31

yeh agree with dirtybadger, he's trying to get you to stfu by sulking. he told a lie about lunch (nobody pays for another couple's lunch). If he told the truth about what had gone on then you could talk, but by sulking and lying you can't even attempt to sort it out!
Also, I could be very old fashioned here, or just unlucky with men, but how many women manage to get a new boyfriend when they're 4 or 5 months pregnant, ie, visibly pregnant!?

Deleting his facebook account is a suspicious over reaction I think

nc20144 Mon 21-Apr-14 22:25:26

It hasn't been mentioned since the day I found the lunch bill. because I couldn't prove anything I let it go.
I think he got scared that I knew so much about OW personal life and that's why he refused to discuss it.

nc20144 Tue 22-Apr-14 08:22:30

H has left for work. We didn't speak as I pretended to be asleep. He was up a few times in the night which is unusual so I'm guessing this has bothered him.
I'm not sure how to handle the situation when he comes in from work.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 22-Apr-14 08:24:48

I think you need to do some snooping.

purpleroses Tue 22-Apr-14 08:38:38

I think that 4 years ago there was a meal together and a bit of flirting which he lied about. But you challenged him over it and looks like it was dropped. If all that's happened since then is that they've been FB friends then maybe it's not helping things to bring it all up now. FB pops up notifications from people just because they've updated their status - different from a message.

nc20144 Tue 22-Apr-14 09:06:57

purpleroses I also believe that is what happened.
I certainly don't think he is having an affair.
I do think bringing up something that happened 4 years ago is unreasonable but I felt I had to in order to explain why I was so upset about them being FB friends. I don't think I deserved to get shouted at for questioning it.

Offred Tue 22-Apr-14 09:11:05

No, I don't think you deserved being shouted at but it is clear you have an unresolved trust issue and a problem with honesty/communication in the relationship. What he said was clearly a lie. In the last four years he has clearly not given you any reason to recover your trust.

Doesn't seem like much of a relationship tbh.

nc20144 Tue 22-Apr-14 11:03:11

I thouggt i had resolved my trust issues, he's given me every reason to trust him over the past 4 years and I know the texting stopped soon after DD was born.
like I said, I do not believe he is having an affair.
I suppose I'm just going to have to draw a line under this and carry on like I did before . I have no friends and no family I can talk to.

Offred Tue 22-Apr-14 11:26:20

But you didn't draw a line under it before did you?

Clearly this is something you haven't been able to get over. If you can't get over it really the appropriate thing to do is split up. Sweeping it under the carpet just doesn't work.

It's sad but sometimes relationships have to end because you can't get over something even when you feel like you should be able to. If you can't then really that's it isn't it?

Jan45 Tue 22-Apr-14 11:29:08

That is laughable, the story about buying lunch for a couple but not eating himself, oh dear.

OP, he's a liar and a really bad one at that, I couldn't trust someone like that.

Offred Tue 22-Apr-14 11:31:35

And he may have given the impression he is trustworthy in other parts of your life but he is still lying about this thing isn't he?

nc20144 Tue 22-Apr-14 12:02:27

He didn't pay for the lunch he just ended up with the receipt hmm
I know he lied to me before.
I know he is still lying about what happened at that time. I know he must be lying as there was something to hide. I accepted that and moved on. I forgave but did not forget. If there had been a full blown affair I might have done different but there was no evidence of that and I never saw the content of their texts.

I posted here to get opinions on whether I was out of order objecting to DH and this woman being FB friends even if nothing is going on. I'm not even sure they were messaging on FB.
I also just wanted to talk about this as I have kept it all to myself for so long and writing it down has helped.

Offred Tue 22-Apr-14 12:23:03

What are you hoping to achieve? Feeling ok about this? No-one can help you with that on here. He needs to be honest about what happened if you're going to move on happily.

nc20144 Tue 22-Apr-14 12:34:52

That's the thing, he is so adamant that he is telling the truth that I think maybe he is and it is me that's in the wrong.

nc20144 Tue 22-Apr-14 12:35:24

Which is why I posted here, to try and make some sense of it all.

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