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Take Me Out: Best r/relationships posts this month

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The subreddit r/relationships is somewhat famous for its drama. Some posts are ridiculous, others hilarious and the rest can be moving tear-jerkers. Let’s look at the best posts redditors have to offer in November.

Mysterious underwear

My [30 M] wife [28 F] found underwear under the couch that doesn't belong to her. Subreddit: r/relationships
Image Credit: u/lilostitch5148 via Reddit

Wife finds underwear that doesn’t belong to her and OP swears he doesn’t know where it came from. Now, that does sound pretty sketchy, doesn’t it? You’d immediately think he was lying. But, then again, why would someone lie in an anonymous Reddit post?

Redditors speculate in the comments how the underwear got under the couch. Some agree with the husband that it might belong to one of their overnight guests. Others believe someone is trying to cause drama on purpose.

One thing’s for sure, OP will not have it easy explaining this one.

unhappy couple sitting on bed after having argument
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Mother bother

My mother (52F) is treating me (25F) as her spouse and not her daughter. Subreddit: r/relationship.
Image Credit: u/SarahGranger1997 via Reddit
My mother (52F) is treating me (25F) as her spouse and not her daughter. Subreddit: r/relationship.
Image Credit: u/SarahGranger1997 via Reddit

Ah, mommy issues. Hello, darkness my old friend.

Boundaries are important, even when with immediate family. OP says her mother dumps all her emotional baggage on her and, sure, some people are fine with that. Invite venting when you can. But, when you can’t handle it anymore, that’s alright. It doesn’t make you an A-hole.

Truthfully, it sounds like the mother is gaslighting her daughter. Definitely not okay. Children aren’t therapists for their parents. Remember, your children owe you nothing.

joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden
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Helpful boyfriend

I (F23) want to know that is it normal if my boyfriend (M25) maybe will record a specific video for his friend. Subreddit: r/relationships.
Image Credit: u/Affectionate_Luck539 via Reddit
I (F23) want to know that is it normal if my boyfriend (M25) maybe will record a specific video for his friend. Subreddit: r/relationships.
Image Credit: u/Affectionate_Luck539 via Reddit

OP, sounds like you landed a good one.

The boyfriend clearly loves her to speak up about this. If their relationship is only partly why he doesn’t want to record this, Gin should understand his reluctance. He might be uncomfortable as his friend confessed he loved him, so recording a nude scene together might be awkward.

However, it looks like Gin’s transgender and might only be comfortable recording the scene with someone he trusts. Tough one.

You should all discuss this and consider what each one is fine with. Everyone has boundaries and communicating about them is crucial in every relationship.

photo of couple near the field
Image Credit: Josh Willink via Pexels.

Picture admirer

My boyfriend has multiple thirst traps in his phone and calls other women "love". Subreddit: r/relationships.
Image Credit: u/Efficient-Debt9272 via Reddit
My boyfriend has multiple thirst traps in his phone and calls other women "love". Subreddit: r/relationships.
Image Credit: u/Efficient-Debt9272 via Reddit

Bestie, get out of there. If he’s not already cheating, he’s thinking about it. He clearly doesn’t respect your boundaries and dismisses all your concerns. Red flag!

woman sitting on the floor with her arms crossed
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Young love

My boyfriend said 'I love you after dating for less than 5 hours. Subreddit: r/relationships.
Image Credit: u/AmountCold7555 via Reddit

Nothing more dramatic than a relationship in your teens.

OP’s boyfriend has either been secretly in love with her for months and it slipped, or he doesn’t really understand the concept of love.

Sounds like they’re both young and have a long road of self-discovery ahead. OP and her boyfriend need to establish how serious they both are about their relationship.

teenagers standing under ferris wheel and looking at each other smiling
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Stinky pants

I (24f) think my bf (26m) is lying about my down stairs being too smelly so that he doesn't have to sleep with me. Subreddit: r/relationships.
Image Credit: u/Ill-Succotash7909 via Reddit

OK, I’m so sorry for laughing, OP.

Smelling your dog’s faeces when picking it up is normal, it would be weird not to smell it. Maybe your boyfriend has hypersensitivity?

Or, maybe he’s asexual and scared of coming out to you in fear of rejection. Talk to each other! Again, communication is key.

photo of girls laughing together
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Featured Image Credit: Josh Willink via Pexels. Edited by J. Adamska in Canva.

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