He Fell for a Two-Timer

Q: I'm in love with a girl who is my far far relative. When she asked me out, I asked if she had a boyfriend and she said if I date her then she will change her relationship status on Facebook and end that relationship officially, as it's non-existing already. After a couple of weeks, when I asked if she had ended it, she told me that she loves us both. That shattered me. The thing is I love her so much. I tried walking away but I can't. Unfortunately the other man doesn't know about me. -- Jack, 29

Dr. Susan: Obviously this girl behaved very selfishly. She hung on to the old boyfriend while trying out a new one, figuring she would then choose which one she preferred. Meanwhile she was lying to both of you. Too bad you fell in love so quickly and so intensely in only a couple of weeks. I don't know what you mean when you say you can't walk away. You must tell her that you can't be part of this triangle. She needs to make a choice and date one of you at a time. You may have a hard time trusting her now, no matter what she says she's decided. But look at it this way, if you can: better that you know now how unreliable she is, rather than months or years down the line. If you stick around, you're simply asking for pain and drama.

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