I met my girlfriend’s parents – and realised I once slept with her father


Five years ago, I went through a bi phase and used to sleep around with pretty much everyone that came along, including other men. This changed when I fell in love with my new partner, who is everything to me. I recently met her parents and halfway through lunch realised that I had slept with her father. I was going to propose, but when my partner and her mother were away, he told me to end it with his daughter. I’m obviously in love – shall I just ignore him, or tell my partner?

Well that's awkward. I don't agree with the advice as it completely ignores the girlfriend's right to know why the relationship should come to an end. If anything, the guy should have an open and honest conversation with his girlfriend knowing that there will probably be consequences of some kind. Speaking the truth is the only way to build a solid relationship. Keeping secrets will sow the seeds of distrust.