"I felt respected. We were sort of on our own planet, I had a key to his apartment and would house sit while he was away for holidays. In the end it was sort of ideal for the time and the place... In retrospect it was a good experience, I learned from it and don't regret it at all." -- Jayne M.
He and his girlfriend were more like roommates than partners
"... He [lived] with a girlfriend (and two other flatmates), but it was a 'complicated' situation. She studied at another university, she was in the UK on a temporary visa, and their relationship was really just a friendship but they were making it look like more so that she could eventually gain permanent resident status through him. He also said that their relationship wasn't sexual (and although that is SUCH a cliche in this kind of situation, it was one of the few things that actually was true -- she and he were both open with their friends about that).
"I told myself that his relationship with her was just for convenience. I told myself that he would eventually finish things with her so that he and I could be together all the time. I told myself that if she wasn't sexually available to him then no wonder he was looking elsewhere. I told myself that if she wasn't so controlling, that if she was a nicer person, that if she didn't spend so much time away on work trips, perhaps he wouldn't have been unfaithful to her." -- Rianna*