THERE'S no way around it – meeting your other half's parents for the first time is always going to be a nerve-wracking experience.
But while most people just have to brace themselves for frosty dads and overprotective mums, one man has been left mortified after it dawned on him that he knew one of his girlfriend's parents VERY intimately already.
The man doesn't feel like he can come clean about the affair Credit: Getty
Sharing his dilemma on Reddit, the 21-year-old explained how he slept with his mother-in-law two years ago – before he even knew his girlfriend.
He wrote: “So let me first just say, I’m not the one in the wrong for this but I have to say it somewhere. It’s eating me alive.”
At the time, the man was working as a personal trainer and says his girlfriend's mum was in her mid-40s but easily could have passed for 25.
He continued: “She took an interest in me and invited me out a number of times and we had sex a few times.
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“After one of our meet-ups she said it was wrong for someone of her age to be with me because I was too young and changed gyms.”
Naturally, the man assumed that would be the end of it and he'd never see her again.
Flash forward to the present and the man has been with his “amazing” girlfriend for just under a year.
He wrote: “Two months ago I met her family for the first time and it was a shock. Like she took me to the house where I had hooked up with a woman.
“I felt like I was being pranked. Before I see her mom it hits me. I have a type and they both fit that type so it make sense, I’ve been hooking up with a single mom and I’m now with her daughter.”
However, his stomach dropped when he was introduced to BOTH his girlfriend's parents – who have been married for 20 years.
She says that my girlfriend will hate me forever because I’ll be the one who broke up her parents. So now I’m stuck keeping this secret.
Describing how him and his girlfriend's mum “almost s*** themselves”, he added: “I realise I had been a married woman’s boy toy, I feel incredibly ashamed.”
After that awkward first night, the woman then tracked down his number and warned the man that he could never tell his girlfriend the truth.
He explained: “She says that my girlfriend will hate me forever because I’ll be the one who broke up her parents. So now I’m stuck keeping this secret.
“She invited me to spend Thanksgiving and with her family and since my family is 1000 miles away and I already told her I don’t plan on going home I don’t really have an excuse to not go.
“So now I’m going to have to sit there at a table and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with the woman I had an affair with, her husband, and her daughter whom I am now in love with. I’m f***ed.”
Needless to say, the dilemma left other members of the forum equally stumped.
Taking an unsympathetic approach, one replied: “Does she have any siblings he can f*** too?”
Another added: “This sounds like an 80s movie!”
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