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Q&A: Why do men look at other women when they have a girlfriend or wife?

Hi Maj,

Right, so now it’s my turn to ask you a question:

Why do men with a girlfriend (or a wife) look at other women?

I was out shopping with my husband the other day and I caught him discreetly checking out another woman. I asked him why he was looking at her like that and he said that he wasn’t.

He so was though!

Why couldn’t he tell me?

I’m very jealous already and he’s aware of this…

Is there a reason to why men do this?

The Nervous One

Why do men look at other women?

Dear The Nervous One,

Thank you very much for asking this question. I so want to say “Ha! Join the club!” I know SO many women who experience their husbands looking at other women.

I’ve actually also met several men who’ve complained that their wives look at other men – to the extent that they’ve felt uncomfortable and upset.

So no, it’s not just men who look at other women; this is a two way street.

Of course, there’s the question of how much you actually look at someone else and how often you do it. Is it something that just happens all the time as soon as he leaves the house? Is he constantly aware of every single female outside the house?

Or… is it something that happens once in a blue moon because a supermodel is walking past him and even a blind guy would notice that?

So why do men look at other women?

I think you’ll have a difficult time finding a man – or a woman – who’ve absolutely NEVER ever looked at someone else and thought: “Wow, she/he is really beautiful/handsome”.

That being said…

“Looking at other people” certainly doesn’t mean that you want to go out with them; that you’re not happy with the person you’re actually with or that you wish your own partner looked differently…

In regards to your question about whether him looking at other women means anything, this is definitely worth remembering. When you start feeling insecure, ask yourself that question. Sometimes it means something and sometimes it actually doesn’t.

My experience tells me that in the majority of cases, it doesn’t mean anything other than he has seen someone who (to him) is beautiful or attractive, he looks at her and then moves on with his day without giving it a second thought.

Some male couple’s therapists say that it’s about their natural instincts and that men simply can’t help it. I disagree with this; it’s a cop-out saying: “Oh but I can’t help it! It’s a natural instinct!”

Stop it!

It equals to saying that we as human beings are meant to eat everything we find in nature – according to this logic, we should eat everything and we can’t stop eating, we just eat all the food around us.

I’m sure we can agree that a bit of self-restraint would be appropriate…

Believe it or not, humans – and the human brain – have evolved since the Paleolithic era and if we continue to let our “desires” control us – these spontaneous desires and intuition that is – and fail to take any responsibility for our actions, then we’ll end up very lonely. That’s my thesis, anyway.

“I need to do what I want to do whenever I want to do it”… Well, that’s okay, you go ahead and do that. It just won’t be with me then!

It’s perfectly fine to feel this way but if that’s how you feel, then that’s the terms of the relationship and then you need to be able to talk about everything openly and honestly, so that you both know what’s happening and so that you both are aware of your situation.


Just because you want to look, doesn’t mean you have to. Just because you want to eat cake, doesn’t mean you have to. Just because you don’t feel like going to the gym, doesn’t mean you can’t go to the gym. As adult, mature and responsible people we CAN actually control our behavior and our actions.

If we want to.

So what does this “looking” mean?

As I said, that’s a comparison. In my eyes it’s all about respect. Respect for you when the two of you are out grocery shopping but also respect for the women he’s looking at.

Personally I don’t like being checked out like it’s nobody’s business. Yes, I’ve tried this and I actually find that they cross my boundaries, these men who can’t keep their eyes to themselves; they have absolutely not an ounce of sense of situation.

One of my beautiful friends – and yes, she’s absolutely stunning – told me that she finds it extremely uncomfortable when men stare at her for a long time and can’t take their eyes off of her. Especially when they’re with their girlfriend or their wife and she’s (obviously) uncomfortable about the whole thing as well.

This friend of mine tells me that she feels reduced to a piece of meat and she doesn’t feel seen as a woman with a body, a soul, a heart and feelings. She also told me that one time a woman approached her in a club and gave her a mouthful, because this woman’s husband kept staring at her. Needless to say, my girlfriend felt DEVASTATED 🙁

Comparison and respect. Oh and a third thing:

Common decency!

To stare at other people – regardless of how they look – is actually quite rude.

We all know that it’s impolite to stare at fat people or handicapped people. This is what I teach my kids, anyway.

It’s about common decency.


You’re telling me that your husband discreetly looked at another woman and this little adjective actually tells me a lot about your husband. He knows that you don’t care for it so much and he tries to respect this by looking discreetly and not letting his head nearly fall off turning around looking at her.

Even though he tried to hide this sneaky peak, you saw it and when you confronted him, he lied. This is probably the worst thing about your situation, not the “looking” part.

There can be a lot of reasons to why he “looked”. It’s not necessarily because the other woman was really hot; like I just said, sometimes it’s quite the opposite really.

But I’m sure these aren’t the situations that upset you…

Another thing is being dishonest about it, when they’re “caught”.

You get upset when he looks at other women because it makes you feel unsure about where you stand with him and when he then chooses to lie about it… well, that just makes you feel even more insecure, doesn’t it?

And I completely understand why you would. Being insecure in our relationships with other people is one of the worst things we as human beings can experience.

And THAT’S the problem!

He could’ve said:

“You know what babe, I’m sorry. That really wasn’t very considerate of me to do that. I think she was pretty and I looked at her a bit too long. It wasn’t okay and it was disrespectful to both you and her. I’m sorry!

I love you and it wasn’t okay. I know it makes you feel unsafe and I’m sorry. I’m right here. With you. Come here, let me give you a hug. I promise you that I’ll be more aware of not doing this when you and I are out together.”

Rather than denying he was looking at another woman, a response like this (or along those lines, you know) would’ve been a lot easier to deal with. I realize that this example was very pedagogical but you get the gist 🙂

I completely understand that you feel upset and insecure. I did too when I experienced this. I’ve also had a boyfriend once who looked at other women A LOT. And he made no attempt to hide it either.

In no way whatsoever, actually.

It seemed as if he enjoyed watching me feel insecure and uncomfortable. He didn’t have an ounce of sense of situation and this didn’t exactly make matters better… It was so uncomfortable to just go for a walk with him because he constantly commented (positively) on other women, implying that they were everything I was not.


I wasn’t with him for very long.

However, what I experienced was what it meant to be judged on my looks and how it felt to constantly be compared to other women. It was so uncomfortable despite the fact that I actually felt pretty good about my body and about myself.

Anyway, back to you…

I think you need to have a talk to your husband and tell him that him looking at other women upsets you. And tell him that it makes you even more upset that he chooses to lie to you about it too.

Being dishonest only creates insecurity and this isn’t necessary.

I’m sure that if you have a husband who loves you and respects you, he’ll be upset that he’s hurt you and then he’ll do whatever he can to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

If you husband doesn’t care about what you tell him, then that’s a whole different matter of course. A much more dire situation for sure. If this is the case, then I’ll recommend you to really have a think about whether he’s the right man for you. You might even want to seek professional help/guidance, either alone or the two of you together.

What you tell me in your e-mail, I do actually believe that he’ll do whatever he can not to hurt you again.

I’m sure this is also why he denied it even though being dishonest is a terrible strategy. He probably denied it because he didn’t want to hurt you even more and he didn’t want to have a big confrontation.

This strategy obviously needs to go and he needs to replace it with honesty. Honesty is without a doubt what makes a relationship flourish and what makes love flourish.

Just a final note on your jealousy…

In regards to your jealousy and how to get rid of it, I’ll recommend you to start working on ridding yourself of this. Make this work serious and structured and perhaps even go see a competent cognitive psychologist.

Most of the time, jealousy is simply rooted in the feat of losing someone, and when jealousy gets a grip on you, it holds on tight. The thing about jealousy is though, that the more you try to avoid it, the bigger it’ll grow.

And this, my friend, will drive you to the point of madness…

One thing is that your husband looks at other women – this isn’t nice for you, of course it isn’t.

Another thing is that you suffering from jealousy make everything so much worse. You can even say that your experience with your husband is negatively affected by this jealousy that already resides within you.

Some would say that you just need to “pull yourself together” and the fact that you don’t like that your husband looks at other women, is actually a sign for you to work on something about your own self-worth and your self-confidence and by doing this, you’ll be fine with him looking at whoever he wants to look at.

You won’t hear this from me though.

Granted, when your jealousy runs the show, the situation worsens. That being said however, I know a lot of men and women who feel confident and secure about themselves and they still don’t like it when their partner is (very obviously) checking out other people when they’re with them.

So no, it’s not about you working on “not caring” about what your husband is doing. This is about him not looking at other women when you’re with him AND about you ridding yourself of the jealousy. If this happens, I’m sure the two of you will be so much happier together.

Maj Wismann, Clinical Sexologist and Couple’s Therapist with own private clinic since 2006




★ Have you found yourself in a similar situation? What did you do/say? How did you handle it? Has your partner stopped looking at other people or did you learn to live with it? How did you get to that point? I’ll love reading your comment, your story and your good advice.

* Please remember to keep a nice tone. ALL negative comments will be deleted immediately as I wish to create a positive and supporting space where we can help each other. Because of this, I do have a zero tolerance policy to rudeness, condescension and other negative inputs.



  1. Donna

    You are correct that many mean no disrespect I’m sure, but it still hurts,especially as you age. Here’s my husband of 30 years now checking out constantly ladies 30 and younger. It hurt when we were first married, and still does, but he is addicted, thinks he has no problem, evidently doesn’t respect me enough not to do it when we are together. He’s ran off the road a few times watching a girl standing in a yard. Restaurants, shopping, anywhere; he’s staring. No, he won’t go to counseling, but I’ve been there and it’s either I ignore it or divorce him. Since there are other signs of disrespect, I’m considering leaving. I truly am a great wife. He does nothing for himself, and does nothing barely to help around our huge home and yard. I feel sometimes these men are just perverts to have to stare all the time. He’ll even pretend to have to go somewhere else like at store, when I see he is following a pretty one. I followed him once and there he was, practically breathing down her neck while she shopped! I keep hoping one day a woman will slap him! Anyways, I say ladies, snip it in the bud; demand respect.

      • Maria Caruana

        My fiancee has a habit of also undressing woman with his eyes, it makes me very uncomfortable and insecure. I have confronted him about it, we end up arguing and it ends up ‘My Fault”he actually even does it infront of me…i don’t know what to do..

        • Kim

          I know your pain, my husband told me he needed to look and he had to see the whole package and it made him feel good when he saw a pretty women and if I say anything it becomes a argument and I am just over reacting

          • Shell

            My husband does the same but I always get looking at what have u seen something I haven’t or what did I miss… it’s the obvious lying that bothers me so so much when clearly your having a look .. it’s the second and third look that really really sets me off . I start thinking what am I not good enough for u anymore that u have to look at every single other women that has legs and can walk. Just yesterday I caught him doing it and I noticed the girl myself and thought oh here we go again time to make my wife feel like shit and unattractive. I’ve done modelling myself and am far from unattractive but clearly not good enough in his eyes constantly. I get the feeling that it’s done on purpose now just to get a reaction from me. I said why don’t u just go have lunch with her . I know it sounds like I’m over reacting but it just shits me so much now. It always ends up being my fault in the end aswell . U would think the person u marry would have more respect about the way u feel . Maybe I married the wrong man.

          • Heartbroken

            Kim, I hate to say this; but if I were you I would call off your engagement. I was married to a cheater, first time he cheated, he begged me to forgive him and said he would spend the rest of his life making it up to me, well he cheated again, so I did divorce him. Then I dated and made sure about the next man I married. Well, it took 8 yrs for me to see his true colors gushing over some girl with both her arms around him and him hugging her. Then this one was sorry, but he did worse a week later after promising me he would ignore her then again many promises. Then I found out he was walking on her street twice a day hoping to see her. It is so painful, but I just cannot go through this again, when I thought that I could trust my second husband . I am telling, your guy will continue and possibly do worse. I guarantee you, you will meet someone that treats you better. What he is doing is flirting and flirting is Cheating.

          • CAROLYN


          • Jamie

            Leave him now… married 20 years in Sept. Youre too good for that. Every woman is!

        • Nancy

          Maria (and any other woman in her situation)), I beg you to run for the hills and never look back. This “fiance” will most likely cheat, and cheat some more. Why? He never owned the situation and in turn he flipped it all onto you and it somehow became “your fault”. That is control and emotional abuse which will continue to escalate and become unbearable once you marry him. Emotional abuse is the most difficult kind of abuse because you don’t even realize it’s happening. and family members won’t be very supportive even if you try to confide because the emotional abuser is very good at hiding it when others are around. You’ll be at blame. You will always take the fault and be treated like you’re crazy, overly sensitive, paranoid, and so on. Controlling people seem to get a high off of it. Take it from me, I am married to one of them and live through it every day. He’s had several affairs since our marriage, and that’s just the icing on the cake. It’s the constant manipulation and being talked down to that killed my inner worth long before I found out about his first affair. You will eventually become so fearful that you won’t be able to take a stand for, not only you, but your kids as well. I wish I could go back in time, I would have paid attention to the signs and that voice inside telling me something’s not right. I wish I would have realized I deserve waaaay better than this. Please, please, please pay attention to the red flags. He will try to sweeten you up, then move in for the kill, then sweeten you back up again up, then kill again (the cycle continues over and over). Even if it’s not so bad now, it certainly will after the honeymoon’s over. Trust me.

          • Nancy Schroll

            I was married two weeks when my husband started staring not looking but lusting after ladies. smile at them, invite them and go out of his seat to stare at their butts. He is still loving blondes better than all but takes young teen girls and younger than me, they have to be slender too. We have fought each day and he has accused me of being jealous of those young ladies. After having affair on me in church, and telling me to get out if I don’t like his ladies, he thought I was going to be homeless. He had another thing coming. I told his MD and he did nothing to get him help before he got beat up by some bf or husband. So I went and research psychologist the best ones in the area, it took 3 mths for appt but he has bi polar and compulsive behavior on ladies. I found out he kept it hide while we dated both of the disorders. His dad and grandfather both had affairs and lusting too. , He is on several meds to help control his bi polar and prozac for compulsive behavior. My relatives are scare of him, they witness his horrible behavior upon a blonde in their home and he is not invited back ever . He has actually fell out of a booth following a waitness butt, everyone was in shock. He dont care to stop. I have seen attorney and because of our short marriage, he tells me I want even get half. I paid for moving, new furniture, remodeling, etc . He knows I am in a fix over this.
            I stopped crying after 4 years each day and started fighting back, verbally in public. If he starts staring I say, Why are you staring at that ladies butt so people around us can hear me. He knows I do it so he is not so gain to do it with me. I don’t feel embarassed to do it he destroyed my character in public making me feel like a no body so I get him back. I told his family they already knew. Until I feel financially good to get rid of the low life husband I am not going to be treated like a piece of trash.

        • Andrea

          Actually, as women, we don’t back each other up and support one another when it comes to this. We go trailing off into “oh, this is the way men are…its their nature” or “oh, you have to get over being jealous and possessive”…I think that is all a load of …..Our culture, our society, our parents, our friends have been brainwashed to think that this is the way of the world. And women are actually pressured to believe there is something wrong with them if they don’t feel good about dating or marrying men who cant control their eyes. And don’t revert to the old “well, women do it too”. Yeah…I don’t know of too many women out there that do…except for teenagers…and the ones that do no one really bothers being around with for too long. I think men really do have some serious issues about looking…and looking…and looking…to the point where they make the woman they are with feel small, belittled and “cut down to size”…and I wonder if there isn’t an intention on their part to make the woman feel this way…I really do…especially when they feel its their god given right to do this and no one is gonna stop them. Well, to hell with you…is a good response. Let him feel what its like to have no woman to nuzzle up to at the end of the day…and eat that. This is unacceptable, totally. When did we as women begin accepting this behavior? From our culture, our society, our mothers…other women. Its one thing to just look, its another thing to “oogle” and a lot of men oogle…time stands still and they forget the woman they are sitting beside…as they go into some kind of trance. It makes you want to slap them across the head and make them snap out of it. The thing is…its out of control and its tolerated…and that is why they get away with it. Then they don’t get it when you give them the cold shoulder and aren’t in an amorous mood. No, I think men need to wake up and smell the coffee, if they want wives and girlfriends to hang around and give them sex. No wonder all the women around me feel “less than”…women are raised to feel this way.

    • Normajean

      This is horrible. I use to think mine was bad

    • Lisa

      I just felt horrible when I read your post. I honestly believed I had it bad, but obviously not. My husband does not go and follow a pretty girl, but I will find him looking trying not to be obvious, or to be a prick he will make a comment if there is a pretty girl oh wow she is pretty just to piss me off. But after reading your post I realized I have not caught my husband following a girl and I felt horrible for you. However I did find my husband uploading his photo to a site with females.

      I obviously caught him and had dates and times and he tried to deny it but couldn’t. Then he admitted that he went on there and uploaded a photo to see if he would get any “likes”. He said that he did it for his ego as I made him feel like I didnt him. Ha ha to me it sounds like an excuse, but whatever, he played with fire and I obviously got him back by going on a date with an actual person and told him.
      You can imagine the embarrassment he felt and that I did it to get back at him for hurting me and making me feel “unattractive” and to boost my ego since he had to boost his. Now obviously this put him in check to the fact that hey my wife is attractive and I can lose her. We worked on our marriage and were stronger than ever, well so I thought!
      3 years later and I catch him doing the same thing.
      Now do I retaliate and do what I did before? Or do I confront him? Or do I leave? Well I don’t want to retaliate been there done that, so I confronted and he denied of course and is now worried what I might do.
      I am not going to do anything this time, but now I really need to decide do I get over it or leave? I hate the idea of being disrespected because he knows how much he hurt me before. But does he really care about my feelings or is just worried about my revenge?
      I hate being disrespected! I get it, everyone looks everyone finds someone attractive that’s human nature, but don’t do it in front of your partner or don’t get caught.
      Yes I do feel for you as your partner has followed girls, but hey has mine learned?
      The point to my rant is we either accept it and move on, or we don’t accept it and come up with a concrete plan to leave. Revenge isn’t the answer, it’s either stay or leave.

      • Vyncent

        I would’ve been left him. I have no tolerance for that type of thing. I wouldn’t have even retaliated. I just would’ve left.

      • Jade

        Me and my partner was out on a day trip with our 21month daughter and he spotted a women with kids and decided you keep stared at her where ever she walked !! I was getting soooo upset that my heart was beating sooo fast that it was hard to breathe . After we moved to a different area of the Owl Sanctuary i decided i told him that he hurt me from staring at the woman as he could sense i was getting moody and he replyed “for f### sake i may as well be blind if i can’t look ” he said that it was all in my head and that i always have to ruin a nice day out. I can’t have a relationship like this anymore as we never have any type of conversation anyway. I feel stupid to end the relationship. Plus i have been in a relationship for 18yrs before. And i feel it is breaking me again. He won’t talk about this or anything personal . I just want to end it but not sure what to say ?

    • femmemuscle

      I get chased by men, yes – CHASED right in front of their wives. It’s so interesting how the wife will literally run behind their mate while their mate is running behind me. He’s trying to grab me, and she’s trying to grab him.
      She’s screaming at him to “stop it”! While he’s hell bent on trying to get a hold of me.
      If any woman on this forum understands what i’m talking about, it is scary. But what’s even scarier? Is when i finally get in a safe place – like the ladies room, a crowd of people, security guard, or near a cop? The guy stops, but.. The woman STILL goes home with that guy.

    • Dianna

      Sounds like my husband so I feel your pain

    • Betty

      I agree, I wouldn’t tolerate any kind of disrespect, I make it known from the start. Checking out other women, when with me or not, says a lot about a man. Not all men do it. Life is not meant to feel less than…when you truly Love someone, you respect them.

    • Venus

      Donna… you are too right. I’m having the same problem myself and I’m thinking about divorcing him because of it. I love him very much, but I’m tired of the disrespect. I hate it more when he denies it. The worst part is he does this around our close friends and its more embarrassing. I try to talk to him three different times and all he does is yells, screams, and punches holes in the walls. He has an anger issue and won’t do anything about it. I think its just best I divorce, and never marry again. I can do bad all by myself, I don’t need anyone making me feel worse than I do. I also want to add…I’m not over weight, i get compliments all the time about my looks from men and woman. I’m everything he wants….why is he being so greedy????

      • Marie

        Wow sounds exactly like my boyfriend, i have been with him 5 years and know him since i was 10 im now 27, he totally denies it what pisses me off even more then get angry and says im the problem. He does it every single time we step out of the house! I exercise regularly im in great shape and get complimented all the time so i tell myself why does he feel the need to break him head to look and any dam thing walking by! very aggravating. I honestly just want to break up with him!

    • sharlene janish

      My husb and I have been together a very long time.We have a lot to be thankful for, however, 2and a half years ago, i found out he had been talking/txting an ex neighbor.She is literally ignorant,fat and known to be basically a whore.He said they just talked. I asked her and she said he asked her for sex and to not tell me or our grown daughters.he said I was lying she said that.We fought ,and left next day he came home crying for us to be closer.we went at it all nightcrying,screaming..I went to ER and while i was there he had talked to this woman and another i found out later.2 days later I saw a txt and he cried there was a woman he had been seeing,he didnt know why,hes sorry it was all amistake and he doesnt want us to part.We stayed together however it has affected my life and health terribly.he is now retired always home.IThese women are hefers ,bottle blond, I am slim,long hair attractive and he told therapist he thought I was great,beautiful,smart ,kind,great wife and mother. I constantly catch him gawking at any female 15 or 60 doesnt matter,we could be out to dinner,at a store,he obviously is gawking! Ive talked to him about this, and he says im lying,im tormeting him and hes sick of it!.What elese can I do,?! I told him it hurts me .He gives me the cold shoulder and is crappy to me, I worry he will walk out, but it isnt fair I should keep my feelings to myself .HELP!!

      • sharlene janish

        I forgot to add,hishe was with the 2nd woman mentioned,for at least 2 years.Our daughters found her fb where she gushed like a teen about my husband BY NAME!!.Pictures of flowers,cards,a limo ride to a concert he bought her tickets for,and they came to our house when I asked about them he said he helped a guy at work get tickets bc he didnt have a credit card,I found out later they were for her. To this day he says hes sorry, he doesnt know what happened ,how he went wrong,he cried to our grown daughters apologized as well. But his actions currently concern me.MY HEALTH IS SUFFERING. even though he no longer has a phone or job,and hes home. HE DENIES WHAT I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES! THENHE PUNISHES ME FOR MENTIONING IT,SAYS HES SICK OF ME TORMENTING HIM ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUE!!HELP!!!

      • Darkene santi

        I would t say anything focus on doing things for u looking pretty buying new clothes smile at all people especially men

    • kelly

      UGH! It is always disrespectful! Women need to stop thinking that men check out women like women do. Has anyone noticed their girlfriend “checking out” another woman? NO! This is because women look and move on. If you noticed him looking it most likely means he was moving beyond what is appropriate.

  2. men hurt too

    As a man I can tell you that I am completely devoted to my wife and I don’t check out other women. Never cared to.
    our sex life is great and communicate very well. Except for the fact that she checks out good looking men when we’re together.

    I have confronted her on this and she denies it when clearly she is doing it.

    I am 6’4″ 250 bodybuilder and I attract alot of attention from women but I dont give it back.

    I feel like I’m not enough for her and have begun to withdraw from our relationship. I’m unmotivated because I feel like I’m not the man she wants…she wants what she looks like.

    When she calls me handsome it makes me feel like she’s saying it to stroke my ego.

    So ladies…..some times it’s your own actions that make a man check out other women so he can feel validated because you dont validate him enough.

    • women hurt too

      Im devoted to my partner. I have no desire to look at other men. He is all i want and i love him so.

      I understand where your coming from because we are the same and your wife sounds like my husband.

      He calls me beautiful and gorgeous but….

      He checks out other girls and makes me feel like I’m not good enough too.

      I work out i keep fit and fitter than he is so why does he finds other women attractive.

      I just don’t gt it.

      • You both are special

        I wish I was born that way. I find it extremely difficult to believe that a man won’t look at other woman just because they are married or have a partner. This is a LIE.

        This guy said he doesn’t do it? He is a liar. Or he is not 100% man. Well he actually complains about things that woman would normally do. That is how it is. I love my wife, I’ve never been unfaithful but I do see, recognize and admire beauty on other woman, which doesn’t mean I want them over my wife.

        She is just crazy, I have to lie to her so she doesn’t go crying like if I cheated on her when she ask me if I think ‘if that girls is attractive’.

        • amanda holland

          i agree but pisses me off is when they lie

      • Ella

        I’m hurting, my bf constantly commenting on these women that he sees on FB. He tells me they’re just compliments, but still, if you’re going around telling these women they’re “incredible” “gorgeous”, etc. why do try even bother to be in a relationship. He tells me I’m the only woman he wants but still, for him to be complimenting these “so called friends” of his on FB hurts me. What do I do. I can’t help myself but to wonder if I’m really am the only one.
        I think that if a man is in a relationship n say “you’re all I want” then they shouldn’t even focus or even dare to look at another woman. Their eyes should just be in “you”. I hurt n I don’t know what to do. Do I tell him off or just learn to deal with it?!

        • Miiriinndiyeeee

          Tell him off, he’s a fuckboy, I’m telling you from experience!

        • Jen

          If he loves you, he’ll respect you and not do it. He can admire and not comment, I would accept that. I’m not sure what your take is on that. But I personally wouldn’t deal with it. Know your worth! A true man will respect you!

        • Heather Marie

          ufffffffffff 100%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% I love my guy so much, but my body is ruined and gross and like i’ll see him stop and check out a girl on tv, watch other girls or something that is practically naked and just look at her, instantly i feel like killing myself and that i wish i was better looking, after sex, we dont lay together or anything we just have sex, roll over, get dressed and go on. I want to lay with my partner after or just have him hold me, but doesnt usually go like that so afterwards I feel worse. Like I wasnt good enough for him. I’ve been in several horrible relationships, this one treats me good and says good things to me always but I don’t feel it. He’s amazing. I know its all just “TV” or whatever and that yes I’m the one he is in bed with every night, and that is a great feeling, but when you emotionally dont feel good inside, its not the same. If two people are in love as much as they say they are,no other person no matter what should come between them like stated above in other comments, if you have confronted your partner that these things hurt you, and they now know it does they should not do it any more if they truly love and respect you. I have hours more of shit to vent lol but im going for now Heather Marie

        • Erica

          Tell him off girl or give him a tast of his own medication

        • Rose

          That’s OK my boyfriend likes to look at other women shaking their butts, half naked women while we’re having some fun in bed. I’ve tried talking to him about it and that it really hurts my feelings. He does say that it’s what men do yes correct if you single. I don’t like to look at other men. Why would I. I’d rather look at my boyfriend. He used to sneak behind my back and go on fb talk all dirty to these other women and we both cheated on each other but almost 2 years ago and he was talking dirty to the girl that he cheated on me with. He would also watch porn while we were having fun and gets off with it. Doesn’t pay attention to me or nothing. He says I’m here with you. OK but would about his phone. He would lie to me about it especially if he looks at them in the bathroom. I just don’t understand why he still does this. I’m to the point to where I don’t want to have fun cause he prefers his phone over me. And both of us get along great towards one another.

          • Lisa

            If you continue to put up with that kind of disrespect, that is all you will ever get. Dump him. You are worth so much more than that

      • Maria Allen

        She is not crazy. She has been wired to be loved and cherished.

        • Rose

          I had the same problem and told him repeatedly how his comments to women he doesn’t even know on his FB made me feel when it shows up on my newsfeed, finally just blew up and have deleted and blocked him…his chances are over.

      • Paula

        Dear women hurt too,
        wow! It sounds like I could’ve wrote what you just wrote here. I’ve confronted my husband about “looking” at other women, and all I get is “I don’t look, you’re beautiful and all I need”. Well if i’m all that he says why does he get whiplash whenever a female walks by! Why do we have to walk by all the magazines and calendars with swimsuit models on them and don’t forget we got to go down the isle that has all the workout videos and stuff too, can’t forget that. I hate to go out in public with him, he makes me feel like a dog! Oh and here’s a blast:: hes a preacher!! I dont like going to church either cause hes scoping out the room soon as we get there, and when he finds what hes looking for , he cant keep his eyes off her the whole time.
        I wish I knew what to do, but theres nothing to do unless he goes blind. Then maybe I would be beautiful and all he needs. I’m sorry for you and all us other women that have to go through this. Maybe one day they’ll wake up and realize what they do have.

    • Vyncent

      The women here concerned about this action don’t seem to be what you describe. They are genuinely hurt.

    • XxxJulesxxX

      I validate my man completely.
      Do everything for him.
      But he still feels the need to go online and look other women..
      I’m not unattractive not loving myself but we go out and he can’t help himself.
      I only caught him on shit yesterday.
      Breaks my heart….
      Y be with someone if you want to do that shit.
      I don’t get it…
      Then he blames everything on me in fact it’s him….

    • Xena

      I wish all men were like you and could be this way. I feels it’s disrespectful both ways my boyfriend checks out every girl that walks by up and down. He says it’s better he does it in my face then behind my back. We have a 4 month old son and I realize this isn’t the man I would want my son to learn from. But I also come from a broken family and wasn’t trying to have my son going back and forth between parents. I’m still with him but. I don’t want to. I truelly don’t disrespect him by looking at other men. But for him it’s okay. But then he also tells me I have to cover up my body. But I feel your looking at half naked bitches but I can’t wear shorts and tank top. Or see thru shit at the beach. Or certain bathing suit but you can look at literally every girls ass and titties as people walk by. I hate this.

    • kelly

      This might be the dumbest thing I have ever heard. This relationship is obviously not going well and has nothing to do with whether you are “are the problem because of your sex”.

  3. Trace

    I believe men have a natural instinct to procreate, they always look at women pre-programmed. My boyfriend did the same thing. I mentioned it’s disrespectful keep it up, and you will loose me. Have some manners when I am with you i did give it right back and stared at good looking men. But men really are primitive creatures

    • Mae

      My husband looks at women for the pul pit in church he just stares it’s embarrassing.if we are out shopping he smiles and turned around. and looks as the woman passes. when i say something he says i look but don’t touch that really hurts

      • Midst

        Hi girl, i know just who you fill but the devil’s busy we have to pray for the men of cloth to,we all have sin and fell short of the glory of God

  4. Sona

    Hi Maj, my case is a bit different. About looking or even flirt other women, my BF does. And somehow I tolerate. But one day I found out he text his colleague and both of them reciprocately said “love you miss you very much and send eachother pictures ” He said sorry, he said he would not do that again. He said it was just flirt play that he didn’t really mean love or miss her. He deleted all his message to her. How to make sure he really have no relationship with this woman or he is still cheating on me

  5. Samantha

    Hello there,
    I am married and I have recently found out that someone I normally talk to just as friends as he owns a business and I go shopping there, he admires me. He is also married and has children. We are friends to the point where we talk just about normal things nothing more and there is no communication beyond that but it was uncomfortable when I saw him checking me out from head to toe when I was with my husband. He knows I am married and my husband was just looking back at him.

  6. Siobhain Connolly

    My husband has done this for years. I am at the point that I don’t want to go out in public with him alone. He calls it responding to attractiveness. In other words, his God given right. Any advice?

    • Maria Allen

      I too do not enjoy going out with my husband, as there is often a female issue that we end up fighting about. We are unequally yoked- I am Christian and he is not. It causes some major disagreements and tensions. Somehow I get stronger, especially when I know that I am not alone. God loves me dearly and would never do anything to tear me down. So glad i have reached this conclusion.

    • SarahTN39

      I’m in the same boat. I avoid public places with him. Married 3 years and ready to jump ship for peace and freedom from how he makes me feel.

    • Srilakshmi

      Looking at other women is not wrong.. Apart from this..How he is with u, how good/bad he is leading his family r very important

      Looking at other women is not wrong
      Actually every male will do so

      • Vicki zilisch

        What if you have a boyfriend, and he says he’s happy with you, and treats you well, but still asks his buddys, who are in there 60s, so is he, to send him naked pics of a 20 year old girl, right in front of you, how are you suppose to feel now? This is what’s happening to me, and I’m not exactly ugly, I’m only 53

    • Michelle

      I dont feel like going out with my partner anywhere. I get too upset especially when he does the sneaky look & denies it. At 1st he couldnt keep his eyes & hands off me . I felt important & wonderful. 7 years on Ive put on a little weight & thats it. Sometimes I think I would feel better if we just separated.It hurts when the man you love makes you feel 2nd best.

  7. Mia

    This can really be hell for women especially if they are already jealouse. I am lucky to live in a secular muslim country where women dont nececary wear muslim coverage but normal outfit, yet still mostly they care to wear modest enough. They look beautiful but they are not sexualy provocating with miniskirts and deep cleavage (at least the majority isnt)..I myself am European but I really dont know if I can live in European country (or USA, Canada..) because of this issue. I trust my partner and I know he loves me..and actually I think his behaving is pretty good too and respectful. But if there would be miniskirts and hot pants everywhere..even he would not be able not to look. I give respect to all you women who are battling this. I think I would not be able to stand or just may be.

  8. Alison

    I’m with you ladies on this one! Quite a lot of men out there not only checkout other women, but they imagine them while having sex with their partner… This massively disturbed me when i found out.
    I see it as unfaithfulness to think of someone els while having sex with my partner. I personally think todays date of mankind is screwed! Especially with the porn industry and social media.

    • Carmen

      Amen !thank god that the porn industry is scarred with trump as president

  9. CLS

    My comment on the subject is this: I’ve talked to my significant other about this. I expect a man to be a man and we’re all humans whom re-act. However I feel respect should always be expected and given. When we’re together outside I may see an attractive man but I am not going to make it obvious that I like what I see if I am with him because I’m with him and proud to be. It should be the same with him. Of course there are plenty of other attractive women out there that will be seen but if he’s with me then that’s where his eyes and attention should be directed. I’ve seen other men turn around to look at another woman when they are with their significant other (some with kids) and I automatically think negatively of them… like how is your woman supposed to feel? I’ve seen some men do that with me. If a man see’s a couple and he finds the woman attractive, say something nice to her man. That should really boost his ego instead of showing disrespect by trying to sneak a peek at her wiggle. Both people should be proud not disrespected IMHO.

    • marie

      You are so right CLS!! Me and my husband of 27 yrs were out somewhere and this man just kept staring at me, and boy hubby did not like that! But its fine for him to break his neck whenever a female walks by, just no men can look at me! Makes me sick! I wonder if every man on earth are pigs! I hate going out and he wonders why duh!! He bout jumps out of the car whenever we drive by a billboard, gas station, store, car wash and something funny here: when we had a small car we’d stay in the fast lane, but now we have a van and we drive in the slow lane so every car that passes he has to look down in it to see if theres a woman there. Makes me sick!! Whenever he goes to town I’ll with hold sex for a couple days, sorry but I’m not being used for his lustful eyes. Hes not going to go looking at some half naked bimbo and cone home to me. Nope! He would have a fit if I went to a male strip club and come home and wanted him. He would say that all those men turned me on, well its no different than him going off and looking at God knows what. I try turning and looking at men while were out but you know, hes so busy looking for himself that he doesn’t even see me looking . Its heartbreaking, I wish I knew what to do . But my heart cant take much more, just hope my boys dont grow up to be like that. Im trying to raise them to have respect for women and treat them like human beings not a piece of meat. Were all in this together. Does anyone have any suggestions? ??

      • Kathy

        Go to college (establish goals) so that you can eventually support yourself. I just finished my degree and I’m in my late 50’s!

        • Mia

          That is exactly what I’m doing right now. I’m 30 years old with three kids. My youngest will be starting pre-school this year! So now I can finally go back to school! I will be starting school too! I’m so sick and tired of his staring
          problems. They say that the men who do this without them even really caring are cheaters and I do believe this is true. I found out he cheated on me a couple months ago. I’ve caught him on sites before in the past and he would lie and say it’s junk mail. He helps out financially and is nice most of the time but I feel like I deserve way more. The fact that he cheated on me says it all. I don’t want to be with someone like that. He suggested counseling and told me that he loved me and this and that but he still has the nerve to STARE. No thanks. It’s like he tries to play it off but he keeps looking back and he thinks he’s being sneaky. Smh. On top of that we only have sex once a week and all he cares about is himself. It seems like he just has me around for his use because after he’s done he rolls over and doesn’t like to be bothered. He’s not very affectionate and doesn’t compliment me either. I feel that if you really want to be with me then freakin show me!! I’ve told him that all he’s doing is pushing me further and further away and that it’s going to get to the point where I want absolutely nothing to do with him anymore and I think I’m already there and it seems like he doesn’t really care but at the same time he’s so jealous that he is always looking at my phone like paranoid that I’m talking to someone. I tell myself I wish I would have left him a long ass time ago but whatever it’s done and over with. I know I can find someone who truly loves me and respects me and shows me how a woman should be treated.

  10. amanda holland

    every man look at a nother woman wat dose my head in is when they i didnt look at that woman or bum or boobs well ya did dnt lie

  11. Yvonne Sepulveda

    Let me start off by saying I am not a jealous person by any means what so ever having said that here it goes. A couple of days ago I was looking through my husband’s phone and not because I was checking up on him but because he was driving and ask me if I could search for a specific destination he had saved on his phone so in doing so I came across some very provocative sites and I couldn’t help myself but Wonder. So later on that night I went on a full-blown detective mode. I started searching the history on his phone his entire history and let me just say, it wasn’t porn but there was women that were nude and had little to no clothes on by the looks of it, it looked like it was a chatting site the girls had provocative pictures and gave a brief summary of themselves. Now as I said before I am not a jealous person I have actually seen my husband looking at other girls while he is with me and it does not bother me at all I’ve also seen other girls checking out my husband and giving him flirty eyes and smiles and it hasn’t bothered me because to me I’ve always thought it was normal, human nature if you will but for some reason I was quite bothered and frankly a little jealous and I don’t know why, so my question is this. So is it okay for a husband to look at other women in very provocative nude pictures or I’m I just reading to much into this? I would definitely hate to bring this up to his attention because I think it would put us in an awkward position but I can’t help and wonder why out of all the things that I have actually witnessed, pictures would make me feel insecure. If anyone out there is reading this and you have some words of advice please feel free to do so I am kind of lost because I really don’t know how to react to this scenario thank you very much

    • Maria Allen

      Hi there- well, all I can say is this- you have been wired to feel loved and cherished, so don’t be surprised when you start feeling uncomfortable or jealous. It happens to all women at some point. You are beautiful inside and out and the one person who feels this way about you the most is God. But it does help to have a loving boyfriend or spouse, doesn’t it? Please know you are not alone. No one is perfect. Keep up the good work. I know you must be trying.

      • Samantha

        It’s completely natural for you to feel jealous and uncomfortable when your partner shows interest in other women – whether by looking when he’s out, or by looking at nude or nearly nude photos. We have been brainwashed to think this is normal male behaviour and that we are controlling when it bothers us. No. It’s not natural male behaviour and it is completely natural for you to feel jealous. I’m so sick of people letting men off the hook and bullying women into ignoring their natural gut instincts! If you turned the tables around and checked out other men every time you’re out, or used nearly nude or nude pictures of men – your man would feel so jealous! He is lying if he says he wouldn’t. Don’t put up with it ladies! You’re all worth so much more. The excuse of men “naturally” needing to do this is first of all a cop out, so men never have to be vulnerable and commit fully to one woman (they have full control of the relationship as he is not as invested as her), and secondly, a way to pitch women up against each other. Don’t stand for it.

  12. MIke.

    Come on. If your driving around in your chevrolet, are you going to not look at the Ferrari that just cruised by. Even if you have a ferrari, do you not admire the lamborgini that passed you. Gain some confidence in your relationship. Dont suppress your husband. If you see a hot woman tell your husband, wow, isn’t she beautiful. Believe me he will love you for it and admire you more for relating to him. Your are his wife and his friend. If he was with his buddies do you not think they don’t say damn that’s hot when a hot woman cruises by. Show him the strength of your relationship by having the confidence in it to be able to call things what they are. It will make it stronger. Why make him fake it and lie for fear of you cutting off his balls. Call it what it is, be his friend and allow your relationship to open up and grow. If my wife got Pissed everyone I noticed a beautiful flower in a garden I’d be living a suppressed life. He’s not going to go pick it or take it home. If your not doing this today, try it. Take the handcuffs off your husband and grow your relationship or get counseling cause you need to work on your self confidence.

    • Mesha

      Damn that was good advice! I just thought by you complementing the other woman may make him notice her more.

    • Samantha

      No sorry, don’t listen to this ladies. First of all – don’t compare a woman to a car. A woman is not an object. She is not an object of lust or desire. A woman is a living, breathing human, with human feelings. Not a piece of metal (or meat) to ride. Secondly, it is not suppressing a man to ask him not to check out other women! What a load of tosh. This is outright has lighting – making a woman feel ashamed and guilty for her completely natural feelings of jealousy when a man reacts that way. If your woman was to check out every hot guys hat walks past, I highly doubt you would feel secure in your relationship, or feel sexy or wanted. If a man is like that even with his buddies, he’s not a “man”, he’s just a little boy in a man’s costume that has to act big and macho by objectifying women. Thirdly, maybe men should strengthen their relationships with their partner and with women in general – by seeing them as actual human beings with feelings, thoughts and desires, rather than just pretty things to look at. Maybe men should cherish and feel lucky to have the woman he has by his side, rather than making her feel like a second rate citizen. Why is it up to the woman to ignore her own perfectly natural feelings, and objectify other women to make her man happy?! That’s like gighschool logic. Why can’t a man just refrain from ogling women and put his energy into making his partner feel cherished? There’s something wrong with a man who always has to notice and look at other women – he’s not fully present in life, he’s not comfortable or fully present with himself and his owner feelings and he’s certainly not fully resent in his relationship. Do what you wish, and if you find a woman who is genuinely happy for you to do this – then fine. But don’t go acting like all women should be fine, and gas lighting women to think it’s their own problem. I feel very sorry or any woman who is fed this stuff and made to feel she is wrong. Have more faith and love for yourself ladies – if it eels wrong. It more than likely is. Don’t settle for second best you’d be better off being alone and loving your life carefree, than feeling like a second rate piece of meat with your significant other. This objectification of women has to stop.

      • jack

        i totally agree with you

      • Rosalinda

        Artielcs like this make life so much simpler.

    • Dimitri

      Amen!! Very logical advice!

    • Al

      So Mike? Are you gonna praise how hot other men are too ? Or are you gonna point out to your wife ‘ wow yes that guy really knows how to look after his wife , look at the beaiutifultful home and jewellery he buys her ‘ eked a guy walks by that makes 20 x what you do and puts all his attention on HIS woman instead of sharing it around like you do .
      No different .if it’s OK for you to fantasise about all those women as we get older then don’t be surprised that we start fantasising about all the men who earn more or know how to treat their woman like the only one in the world

    • Lelee

      I have tried that approach..Yes he gets immediately in interested..But I am so tired ..Because he looks, flirts with them all..

    • Olga

      Yeah well I agreed with you until the “counseling” part because that is bullshit. I agree though we should try to do as you said, call things what they are, but if it’s more than a glance at a woman, like staring, then no, he should go to counseling for being a neanderthal pig… counseling for self confidence when someone lacks respect for you? Hell no! Find someone that makes you feel like the best they could get? YES!!

    • Kathy

      Just remember, when you’re still staring in your 60’s and older, you’ll fit the dirty old man stereotype

    • Heidi Quiller

      Hi Mike,
      The problem is that sometimes it can be an ugly, unatttractive,old, and obese woman. What about his stares at that? How can you support him with those women also? I’m frustrated with men thinking that it is okay to act like apes, and to expect their women to take it like a champ.

  13. Jen Lynn

    I am a 34yr old woman, 110 lbs with 32DD-25-34 and yes I have a pretty face to go with my figure. Now, in my current relationship my bf checks out other women and lets me know verbally or breaks his neck doing it. I’m learning how to deal with with it but I do not know if I can. (contemplating in breaking up with him…) To be honest, these women are not even attractive, they’re slightly over weight. He looks at their booty or boobs more than anything else. Which makes me wonder…”maybe he needs a bbw, I’m probably too small for him?” I’ve told him multiple times that I will not gain weight due to I’m a health freak by nature and that he needs to go get himself a “big” girl. I exercise and eat salads everyday, which he loves! So I’m slightly conflicted on what he actually wants?
    I am determine to gain a bigger booty (exercise/weights/squats/etc), but even then I doubt I’ll get the attention I truly desire from him. And if I do not get the attention I want from him, I know for a fact that I’ll get it from other men. Honestly other men do check me out now, and yes it’s annoying. But it does tell me that I “look good” and men still find me attractive even now (because I dont have a fat booty LOL).
    Some of you probably think I’m over thinking my situation. But honestly, it’s more about respect on my part. Yes I do find some men attractive, but I’ve never disrespected my bf as he done me. I’ve never stared at an attractive man up and down. If anything, quick 1-2 second look and move on. It’s not in my nature to really stare and study people (unless its a women wearing something cute that I like!). I get it, guys will look. But if you make it discrete, I can let it go. But if you are staring and you verbalize it or your neck is about to break off, then go get it honey! I won’t stop you (I’ve told my bf this too, even let go of his hand and walk away).

    As I stated earlier, it’s not in my character to disrespect my man by checking out other guys, but I’m about to get to that point just to prove a point, “respect”. Anyway, I’m glad I can relate to some of you women out there. Wish me luck on my awesome journey with my bf.

    • Olga

      Jen Lynn why all the hate on “fat booty”? You say men still consider you attractive because you don’t have a fat booty… so big girls can’t be attractive? only fit girls are hot?

      • Doris

        Well stated!

  14. anita

    me and my husband went to a family birthday party and he was telling his son that lady there you need to get her number im trying to tell you how too go about a women she had on a jumpsuit with holes going own the side. then he said again too his daughter I would have got that number he was drinking beer

  15. Pamela

    My husband said he thinks about having sex when he sees really hot sexy wemon..Should I worrie,,we don’t have a good sex relationship,,I am feeling insacre and feeling I may be cheated on by him.He said I think to deeply,,

    • Samantha

      You have every right to feel insecure about this. It’s disrespectful to you and to women in general. Your husband is seeing women as pieces of meet and objectifying them based on the way you look. You are not thinking too much – that is a lie and is made to make you ignore your own feelings. Your gut instinct is natural and your husband is being unfair. You are beautiful inside and out, and you deserve more respect. Also – sex isn’t supposed to be about the way a person looks. It is a deeply intimate act (I’m not religious, but it really is something that is intimate – and it’s been cheapened in our society – even casual sex can be intimate, if it’s about respect and connection with a person – not just about the way they look). Our society has objectified woman and equated the way they look to be about sex. Sex is not about the way a woman’s body looks. That is objectification. Sex is about a person, a connection, the way a person smiles, laughs, loves, talks, walks, touches, interacts, smells, is warm, is caring, is funny and fun, and is admired as a whole human being. Sexiness is more than the way you look. Your husband, like many men, sounds disconnected. You are wonderful and beautiful and you are not thinking too much. You have every right to feel hurt.

  16. Jak

    My boyfriend has a friend on Facebook who puts up naked photos of herself which he thinks is ok. I feel intimidated and insecure. Why do men think this is ok?

  17. Mercedes

    If the jerk says “he can’t help it,it’s his instincts” or denies it, observe him with other women….his Mom for example, a co- worker female….you know….and watch if he “checks” our other women the same stupid way he does with you. This will give you a great deal of insight of what he “really” thinks of you and respects you….

  18. Wonder woman

    When a man checks out another women when he is with his wife or girlfriend it cheapens him… I’ve seen men do this and it disgusts me to my core… furthermore these men that think this is ok do they have daughters? Are they happy to see other men looking at their daughters and objectifying them? Do they still see this as normal male behaviour??? Give me a break! Don’t give me this bull about being programmed that way… hasn’t man evolved from their primitive ways?
    Notice how all men say oh it’s normal and my girlfriend/ wife points the good looking girls out for me…. however never have I heard a man say oh I point out the good looking muscly man out to my wife, or the one that makes more money than you…. it’s so one sided!!! Women want to feel special and loved by their husbands.. if they don’t they slowly move away as soon as someone pays her more attention…. women leave marriages emotionally a lot more earlier before they leave physically… oh and yes that’s because we are programmed that way… we can help it!!!

    • jack

      love that 😂😂😂😂

    • Miguel

      The only point I disagree, is where you said that all men thinks this is right, normal or the way we are programmed. I’m a men, I’m married, and I used to think exactly like that. I used to think that my wife was overreacting, and she was the one who had to change. I used to think the only problem in our relationship, was that she couldn’t control being so jealousy. My lack of empathy, and I know, lack of common sense,took me to almost lose my marriage. Now I understand that my behavior was not right, that this is not normal, and that this is something that shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone.

      Now I understand, how all this time i was hurting her confidence and self-esteem. I have to say I’m really ashamed of myself.

      This is not normal. This is a kind of emotional abuse against your beloved.

      • Doris

        wow Miguel, great post. I feel so degraded and unatractive when my husband does similar things. His name is also Miguel

    • LALA

      Great comment WW.

      I’m secure in myself and relationship. Everyone, m and f, notice good looking people, it’s appreciating the beauty.

      That said, when I’m out at a bar or eatery and a guy leaves eye contact while one of us is talking to watch a booty go by, that is just plain disrespectful. If I’m out with a male coworker or male friend at a deli, and they crank to watch booty and boobs, it’s disrespectful. And it says more about them than me!

      My former boyfriend used to say that BS “all men look” and “I can look if I want to”. Yep fine, you can look all you want I really don’t care. But not when I’m sitting next to you. It’s disrespectful. If this was all reversed it would be disrespectful for a female to ogle infront of her boyfriend.

      It’s not about wiring, maturity, hormones, etc. it’s about manners and respect. Period. If we point it out to the person that it makes us uncomfortable for whatever reason, and they continue, it’s blatant disrespect.

      I highly doubt a person that continues this behavior after being asked not to, doesn’t do other things that are disrespectful.

      PS. My former boyfriend that did this repeatedly after being nicely asked not to in my presence, also preferred masterbating over sex with me and told me to shut up all the time and I’m not a nag. Disrespectful behaviors are rarely isolated.

  19. Linda G.

    Thank you. I needed to read your reply. Out helped alot.

  20. Rehan Arshad

    To give lengthy explanation to your women that why you were looking at her is absolutely ridiculous.

    First, all women check other men even while being in a relationship. And then they also discuss this with their friends or inner circle.

    Second, there is no need to let insecurity creep in. In a relationship, you’ve to take things lightly and calmly. Instead of asking why were you seeing her or checking her, you better join him by saying that isn’t she hot or pretty. So, next time when he’ll see someone, he’ll tell you. And when you’ll see someone hot, you’ll tell him. You guys should be friends. A relationship where you hide stuff is like getting suffocated. Friendship is what develops trust and after that you don’t get insecure even if you see your partner smiling while talking to opposite sex.

    Third, jealousy kills relationship. It’s a natural thing and little of it is fine but as we all know that excess of everything is bad.

    • Vyncent

      No, not “all women” do that. Just the same as all men don’t. Stop generalizing.

  21. Sal

    Really terrible advice from Rehan. Dont do it. I have been married for almost 10 years wi t h three kids and alreadt am thinking how will i spend another 20, 30 years with this guy…better if i die now but then i think if my kids..

  22. And The Truth Is

    And what about many women that have done the same thing already and Cheated as well? That really makes them a very pathetic low life loser anyway especially when many of us good men were the real Committed ones in the relationship.

    • Vyncent Lime

      Did you even read the article? I’m not convinced you did. She acknowledges that it’s not just men in the very, very beginning of the article. Sheesh. Triggered.

  23. blogster

    Over the years I have learned women are quite happy to do the equivalent – seek attention from men despite being in a relationship with someone. I see it from married women at work, to women at the bar just looking for validation of their attractiveness, to women with boyfriends trying to make sure the boyfriend knows they can leave at any time or make them jealous.

  24. LAURA

    My husband started staring at other women 2 years into the relationship. About a year before our wedding. No idea what changed. I confronted him several times and asked him to stop because i feel disrespected and unwanted and ugly when he does it. He didn’t stop. Before the wedding I asked him to please control himself that weekend. After the reception we went out and he stared at some woman in a short dress. Absolutely humiliated me. On our wedding night. That was few months ago. The fights about it haven’t stopped. He hasn’t done it since and he apologized many times for doing it. But I can’t forget. He ruined my wedding night. I’m trying to forgive him especially since he is being very apologetic and hasn’t done it since. But now I’m very aware that he wants to look and he is attracted to other women. Which in turn makes me feel like I’m not enough. I am killing my self trying to look better for him. But the feeling of being inadequate stayed. And it’s exhausting. What can I do? Will it ever get better? I love him and I know he loves me. I just don’t think he wants me the way he wants other women. I’m am devastated.

    • Heidi

      My husband has a bad staring problem and gets upset at me when I call him on it. I know that men will be attracted to other women, as women are attracted to other men as well. You are truly blessed that he has apologized and is trying to change. If I were you, I wouldn’t worry so much and give your man a chance to prove himself.

  25. GIGI

    My problem is sort of the opposite. Been engaged nearly 12 YEARS and I find out he thinks I am interested in capturing attention from men I dont even know. I cant be specific because he didnt elaborate on the situations that brought him to think this way but I can tell you, I do not agree with his opinion. He tried to assure me that he is not insecure but I completely diagree. At some level he is insecure but I have to be brutally honest, I dont know any other reason he would think this way about me. If you asked anyone of my friends I have had for 15, 20, 30 years, for example, I would bet they would tell you I am not an attention seeking person. My man seems to think that he spends the most time with me so he knows me well. I am floored at his assumption of me. I dont know how to work with this. I am who I am and cant change my personality nor am I willing to when it pertains to being accused of being an attention seeking person. I love and care about him and have ZERO interest in any other men. I have no solutions at this time. Im 56 years old. Old enough to know I wont accept this behavior. Is this a deal breaker? I know the decision is up to me. Iguess what I really would like help with is him and why would a man feel this way.

  26. Olga Deliz

    I’m having the same problem with my boyfriend we about to turn 2 years together this summer and it has stop everywhere we go together it could be a restaurant on Valentine’s Day he’s following the waitress all over the restaurant baptism party he stand in front of almost a daughter of mine and stared at her up and down she turned around and looked at him and she’s ready wanted to her mind slap him the next day she told me how uncomfortable she felt and I just could imagine him not being with me what else he could do

    • Vyncent

      Damn. That’s crazy.

  27. Martin Bond

    The reason men and women still eye up the opposite sex is because we are by nature promiscuous. Humans have been promiscuoius for hundreds of thousands of years, a few thousand years since marriage was invented isn’t going to change this. It isn’t anything to get worried about unless your relationship is shaky to begin with. For more information I would recommend ‘Sex at Dawn’ by Ryan and Jetha.

    • Vyncent

      This is a much different issue. This isn’t about nature this about disrespecting your spouse. No one is complaining so much about the action as much as they are about how it’s done in front of them, relentlessly, in spite of their discomfort. Some of these testimonies describe pure disrespect and these people are hurting because their spouses can’t control themselves. There’s no excuse. You can control your eyes. You can do it. There would be no reason to fight or lie about it if they didn’t do it in such a disrespectful manner. You are way off topic.

  28. Joshua

    I’m so glad to hear that there are people out there who feel the same way I do when your beloved partner looks at someone else. A relationship should be build on trust, but how can you trust when your partner keeps looking intently at someone else. We broke up nearly two months ago this year because I had tremendous difficulty trusting her because she constantly looks at other guys as if I was invisible. She has told that she likes to look at people and would not seek love elsewhere. But over time I started to feel that I wasn’t good enough and doubted myself. I felt unsafe whenever we go out and when she goes out on her own. Hey, I look too but not when we’re together. My attention and focus was on her when we’re together. My eyes were on her. Always showing her respect and love. Admiring her. What a beautiful person God had made. But her eyes would follow other guys around. She would do it while I’m talking to her face to face looking past me at another guy. Didn’t blink. Made me feel that I wasn’t interesting to be with. I often feel sad at our time together. Hurt, frustrated, confused and angry. Thank you everyone for sharing your testimonies, now I know I’m not the only one.

    • Vyncent

      You were right to leave her. I hope that helped her understand how much she was hurting you and made her think about her actions and learn to control herself.

  29. Vyncent

    When I’m in love, I only have eyes for that man. No one else. He may be the least conventionally attractive person in the room, the oldest and grayest, but he’s mine and I am extremely attracted to him and I love him so much that no younger, hunkier boy could ever compare. That’s just how my heart works. Even if I recognize that some other guy is extremely attractive, I feel no attraction to him and no desire to take a second look. Seriously, none at all. That’s not my man! No one compares to my man. No one! So I find it hard to excuse anyone who has a spouse that they supposedly “love” who stares at other people they think are attractive. I mean, honestly…what’s the deal? What’s the point of looking at them unless you think you have a chance? How do you get off? You gonna fantasize about them later? You got problems.

    • Ash

      This is SO ME. I’m the exact same way. And this is why I am unable to accept this treatment from my husband, and I think this is why it hurts even more.

      For example, if we’re out somewhere occasionally I do notice for a split second a man who might be conventionally attractive, then I immediately turn to my husband and admire him and don’t let my eyes off my husband — showing him (because he does get jealous/insecure of some guys) that he is THE ONLY MAN IN THE ROOM, he is the only one I am attracted to, he is the only one I fantasize about, etc.

      Why can’t I get the same back?? Like I feel BAD, I HURT when my husband gets jealous over another man — I don’t want him to feel that way at all! But I do not get this same compassion, empathy, concern or care in return. He simply cannot help himself, and clearly has no plans to stop staring at other women in front of me. And then it’s all this denial and he ‘never even saw that woman’ and then has the nerve to give me the silent treatment until I get over it. So I have to console myself while he’s ostracizing me something he’s clearly done. It’s all gaslighting/emotional abuse, so I know his game.

      It deeply hurts my heart and no amount of screaming, crying, explaining, calmly describing — nothing gets through his head, it’s simply not going to stop. And I can’t do the same to him. I just can’t. I could never hurt him this way. Plus, of course he would LOSE HIS S&$* if I did…because double standards. I cannot win with this man. It feels hopeless and probably one day I will say enough and finally leave him…and it probably won’t even matter because he’ll finally be able to date all of these women! UGH.

  30. Jun

    My fiance ALWAYS looks at other women. He denies it but I notice it almost every time.. even when he’s driving, he looks at every women walking by on the streets and when I confront him , he tells me he wasn’t looking.. I even told him that I felt insecure and I’m jealous but it keeps happening and now I’m at a point where I get sad when things like this happens .. what can I do to about this please?

  31. Maria Smith

    My fiancé and I always fighting about him not looking but staring other women. Can be fat, short, not good looking, great looking… he stares completely. I catch him moving his eyes at the same direction that women is moving and without moving his head LOL. He denies all the time doing this and he turns the argument on me saying I am calling him a liar, that he wasn’t looking at anyone etc.. but he admits he has an eye problem focusing.

  32. Vanna

    Thank you everyone so much for your comments. I want to hug some of you lol. I came to this page looking for help with being “insecure” because my new (and soon ex) boyfriend has a staring problem. Not only does he call me insecure, he says he’s just “looking at their tattoos” or some similar lie. Once he even said “baby I was looking for you I couldn’t find you.” Boy he sure must’ve had trouble finding me. Anyway, this article and your comments helped me realize it’s about respect — or disrespect in this case. I hope I can, in turn, help someone reading these comments realize there’s nothing wrong with you. You’re just dating or married to a dick with no respect for you and a seriously skewed concept of what it means to love someone. Get rid of his ass.
    PS: Yes I’m angry. How dare these guys have the nerve to add insult to injury by gaslighting us — i.e. manipulating us into thinking it’s our problem.

  33. Cristina

    I have been married for 23 years and recently my husband started to look at other women from top to bottom in my presence, when I confront him he always says it’s natural. So I guess I didn’t get the memo. What really has me all dissapointed is the fact that he made gestures to my son n law that his health care provider had a good body. That just hurt me really bad. I have been with this man in and out of hospitals, made sure he always had his meds, took him to his appointments and he disrespects me like that. In my own home.what did I do to deserve this? I have even stuck with him with his irrection problems.i use to think the world of him and now I’m not so sure. My daughters have been my witness to his starring problem with women and he still denies it.

  34. DJEcclesia

    This is tough stuff! There are a lot of broken people out there and the brokenness of men is geared toward, yet catered to by a society that’s still really cool with ‘objectifying’ women. This doesn’t give men an excuse to be disrespectful to their mates, just an understanding of the underlying problem. First, as you’re ‘choosing’ a mate – be able to be open an honest. Clearly draw the lines: The acceptability of the natural inclination that males AND females have with noticing ‘nice’ architecture. However, also make it clear when noticing gives way to ogling and how disrespectful (and hurtful that is). Some men think women are so high strung about themselves that even a discussion about architecture is a disastrous trap. This may be true of some (or many) women, but this disconnect only gets worse when men and women base things on assumption rather than discussion. We both need to be honest about our faults and weaknesses and neither needs to HAVE to compensate for a hurtful weakness in another…get help, or don’t get involved. There are other ‘better adjusted’ people on both sides.

  35. Priyanka

    Im indian asian girl marry white men we live in bombay, my husband checking and starring every girl who passed away, I confronted him he said why you so mad

  36. Amber

    I’m going through this with my fiance. It doesn’t seem to bother him that it upsets me. He says he is a man and that’s what men do. It bothers me because I’ll be talking to him and he ignores me because he is busy gawking at another woman. He even checks out my sister and stares at her boobs. He says it shouldn’t bother me. I just get upset and even asked my sister to wear a dress that covers her breasts to my wedding because I didn’t want him to stare at them while we are doing our vows. I dunno if I’m overreacting and if I should just let it go. I have an issue with trust and am not confident in myself. I dunno what to do..

    • Mia

      Leave!!!! Call off the wedding…I would. He’s not ever going to stop. Have you ever thought that maybe he wants to tie you down because of that fact that YOU let him get away with it???? Everywhere you go with him he will stare it never stops trust me. You’ll just be feeling like shit all the time you won’t even like going anywhere with him because of it and you will just be feeling like crap the entire time rather than enjoying your time with him.

  37. Regina

    Hello everyone i just broke up with my boyfriend of almost five years. He constantly looks at girls woman and feels its ok..so i think ok. Ive called him on it when hes with me..i tell him to respect me when your next to me..that’s my time your on my watch..but..today he comes home from work. Usually he goes straight to room to change and take shower and we sit down for dinner and talk about our day.well this day he comes in starts taking kitchen garbage out to take downstairs at our apartment. Well womans intuition tells me to get up from couch and see wat hes doing. Oh. Boy did he get caught. He was at bottom of our stairs staring at a young girl his daughters age around 25 with short shorts high heels bending over fixing her buckle on the shoe looking back side ways at him from the apartment complex across from us…ok. One thing staring but a full stop looking back at her not even hitting the steps…so i yelled at him..her able to hear too.. Wat the hell u looking at shes as old as your daughter..that’s sick. So him he got jolted that he got busted..she flung her hair up while standing straight up and acting like shes sooooo innocent. Ha boy he trotted up the stairs pissed with me..telling me in kitchen..you know i have eyes and i will look when and wat i see…i laughed and said oh good…i have eyes too.. And i have a hella of a good heart.. And my heart says get the hell out. No need to have a man child on my arm..im a attractive woman..and you know that. So going to home depot hes walkibg behind me cause the men are staring at me..im not a jealous person..but he is very jealous..i found myself becoming him. So no. I deserve a man who will give me his full attention and meet my wishes.not a manchild who disrespects me all the time cause he has eyes. Then look on your time. Not on my time standing next to you. I am woman..not a doormat..or back burner..so he is moving out tomarrow. Hes moving out like that was his plan in the first place. Im soooo happy. I can breath..we were engaged gave him the ring back a year ago for his jealous ness..good by. Im happy and i can breath. I have no more stress over someone who never deeply loved me. I got the whole world in front of me. My other half is out there.. Within time. Im not rushing into anything. Gonna travel and love myself for a while. No rush for finding love. His loss not mine.

    • Mia

      Good for you!! Way to go!! I’m doing the same exact thing. I’m going back to school. Starting a part-time job and just keeping myself busy, busy, busy…I left him 2 days ago. I was with him for 5 years. He would say let’s go to counseling blah blah I would give him time to see if he would change. Nope. Still the same. If they really loved us they would respect our wishes and show us some respect. I feel the exact same way as you. I don’t think he really loves me so I left. In time I will find Mr. Right and I will make sure he does in fact “give me the world!”

  38. Pandora

    Pandora I been with my bf 4 years he looks at other woman when we got out together he watch porn behind my back he tells me i’m getting old i’m 47 he is 57 I look good for my age when I ask him to show me some respect he tell me he’s not looking he lie and i’my looking write at him then he say will least at looking at men . He don’the make me feel SEXY anymore when he do this I can see him looking at to see the expiration on my face I think he gets a kick out of it I feel like he is mentally abusing me .Can tell me what should I do?!!!

  39. Elizabeth

    I thought I was the only one. My husband checks out other woman in front of me all the time. He’ll see a woman pass by and makes sure that he checks her out. He’ll check out my sister in law his brothers girlfriend. I honestly just want to go off on him. I am really insecure about myself and him doing this just makes me feel horrible. I confronted very calmly I told him how it makes me feel and he didn’t seem to care. He said I’m just glancing. And it really bothered me that he said that. I don’t know what to do I want to brush it off but I can’t when he constantly checks them out everywhere we go.

  40. Jamie

    My husband cannot get enough of women… while driving a woman in the next car or on the sidewalk and he HAS to look.. not just look, stare. He has absolutely whipped his head around trying to get a good look. He makes me feel so bad. He doesn’t care if I notice..in fact I am sure he feels there is nothing wrong with it. He is always looking up things on the internet like what women find attractive in men… and to top it off he had to go to Korea for work for a month..and came home with yellow fever so bad he is being mean to me and picking fights. I am devastated.. He used to be so sweet to me but not no more.

  41. Vanessa Velasquez

    Hi all, I’ve recently started reading about this as my husband too has the wondering eye. It’s got to the point that people point it out to me. He’s been doing it so much and it’s not just staring too long, he turns his head to get a look to see what the girl looks like from behind… while standing right next to me! Today, I called him out on it as it’s just beyond disrespectful. This girl smiled at him and he loved it. He is old enough to be her dad! I just don’t understand it! The thing that hurt the most is that I’m 4 months pregnant with our second child and there he is with his eyes popping out of his head while I’m feeling fat, ugly, nauseous, emotional, have a chest infection and was grocery shopping with him to make HIS dinner. If he has no shame to try and conceal it when I’m around, what’s he like when I’m not around and he travels with his work?

  42. Justin

    I am going through a similar situation. But the thing is sometimes I am being wrongfully accused of looking at woman when I am really not. For example just yesterday me and my girlfriend of 4 years drove to the store to get food for our pet. now we just moved to a new state and we live in a area where a lot of people like to vacation, so while walking in to the store I tried to have a conversation with her about how you can tell which people are from the state and which people are not. so there was a family walking in front of us a mother a father and a teenage girl who looked to be about 15 or so. so I was looking at this family as a whole and out of the now where my girlfriend says do you want me to get her number for you (referring to the teenage girl.) At first my reaction was I did not understand who she was referring to so I said what are you talking about. she pointed out the girl and immediately I felt insulted as she was implying that m looking at little girls. My next comment was I do not have time for high school drama. and by the time we got home she blew up on the subject and became very nasty throwing things at me and telling me that I’m a piece of ****. I love my gf very much and I would never cheat on her and I tell her this all the time but for some reason she doesn’t believe me when I say that. I tell her we are never going to grow any farther then this and will always go in circles if she doesn’t learn to trust me. But nothing I say can get through to her. A little advice please

  43. Angelic Venus

    Tell him it’s interesting to see his taste in Women.

  44. Kati

    Dear women.
    Why not to change the strategy? Instead to worry make your men jelaous. Take care of yourselves. Change something in yourselves. Wear nice clothes, go to gym, be confident, smile. Or your men will understand what they can loose, or you will understand that you are attractive women and deserve much better and more in your life.

    Men want something that they can’t have. You are always at home and they know you will be there. Of course if there are children it is more complicated. We have only one life.

    From another hand if man only looks at other women but is devoted, why not. We also look at other men. We live in society.

    Love yourself. If your men love you and respect they will be with you, will be faithful.

  45. Peaches

    In the beginning of our relationship I caught my fiance checking out women more than he does now. It made me feel inadequate .
    His response?
    “Babe. Guys are basically programmed to look. And just LOOK. not touch. not hit on. LOOK. and even then just looking means nothing ! I come home to you. I sleep with you. I love you.”
    I got to where I started asking myself if he thought certain girls were cute when we out places.
    He even said “you know women check out men, right?” yeah I do. But i don’t really, however as a bisexual female sometimes I check out other girls & even sometimes ask if she has a nice butt or what have you.
    He actually doesn’t like answering a lot of times to not hurt me or start an argument he says
    Lately my anxiety has been stirring again since I’m having issues refilling my meds
    And I’m feeling inadequate again.
    He even told me “you know I don’t check girls out as much as before. Right? Because I know how much it hurts you and I LOVE YOU.” he doesn’t stop and stare or anything either or turn his head. And he does it rather discreetly…so maybe I’m in over my head?
    He also said he’d never get Married again, but he and I are engaged now. Before the M word freaked him out. His first wife cheated on hi while he was overseas in the army and his second…is a nutcase

  46. Tabia Ani Kenyatta

    Just 2 days ago we were visiting his nephew. Two of the nephews’ friends came thru. They were obviously a gay couple, that part was okay with me. However, what Eye thought was totally inappropriate was the fact that one of the women started rubbing on her watermelon chest and thick thighs while looking in the direction of my boyfriend. I wasn’t jealous one bit; however, I sat there thinking —Geez, Eye hope my own daughter –who is straight– acts more ladylike than that when she is around other people.

    In order to avert my attention from her —Eye asked my boyfriend to let me drink from his bottle of green tea and also to go get me another paper napkin. He quickly handed me his bottle and then got up to go get me a napkin. She stopped her inappropriate behavior and turned her attention to her lesbian mate.

    Moral of the story: whether it is the other party’s intent to distract your man or not; let her know who is really running the show —-YOU!

  47. Miranda

    Why do we all tolerate this level of disrespect? Do each of us who commented here really think we are so worthless? Tragic. Including myself here. Trying different strategies to the point where we don’t go out together. What other strategies are there? Next stage is divorce. I am worth more than this.

  48. Diana

    I’ve been battling this for so long and have no idea what to do. I swear he didnt do it while dating (minus an occasional glance). It bothers me so much, it takes over my life. I dread going out with my husband. He always denies it. I always feel like shit. It makes me want to leave him. If it wasnt for this, everything else is good in the marriage. I dont know if I can live like this forever. We went to a burger joint today and the rest of my day was ruined. We have communicated a ton on this issue and he swears he doesnt, he says he notices everyone equally and swears he does not check out women in front of me, but its guaranteed everytime. I am pretty much never comfortable going out with him and feel like a piece of sh*#. I cant live like this. Also, I hate when men look at me.

  49. Gina Hensley

    I have been dating my boyfriend for about 8 months and he always looks at beautiful women. He tries to be discreet but I catch him looking and then he lies about it. This makes me so upset. He has talked about marriage but if he loves me why would he want to look at other women? It really is bothering me but I love him.

  50. Mindy

    Married 30 years this checking out girl butts has been going on even when we dated. although I do talk it over with him and try to explain how much it hurts it just doesn’t stop. Now we have little to no intimacy and the women he looks out is always skinny women. I’m not big but I still feel like i must not look good enough or why can’t he stop? I even told him how I purposely watch and no he doesn’t check out big girls .now I dont want to go anywhere especial family gatherings if I know a new female is being introduced to us because I know if she fits that above title she will get check out and the last one, my brother in law new girlfriend he try so hard not to look you could actually see him trying to do it without being notice and not once but every freakin time that poor girl got up to walk. I actually told him that he needs to see it from my point he gives me no attention at all but every girl with a nice slim figure is for sure getting it. And worse he nows works in a warehouse with lots of young thin women and all I do is sit and picture him staring every time they walk by . I just don’t know how to deal with it any more and I’m actually getting tire of it all.

  51. Mary

    I’m dating a latino man. I’m crazy about him and I thought he was crazy about me. When I first met him I had come off another relationship where the man had lied and cheated so I was very suspicious and jealous. My main issue is the social media. He follows like 1500 people on facebook. Many of them young sexy women from his country and here locally. I am older than him by a lot of years. At first I wasn’t really interested in a long term commitment but we are good together and he is tender and loving when we are together. But he openly looks at women. All women. Hootchie mama women on facebook who post provocative and inappropriate selfies, women on Tango, Chatting on Whatsapp. I am so jealous it makes me insane. He says..I love all women. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. Maybe latina women don’t care if their men cheat or maybe latino men haven’t been exposed to normal healthy relationships. I’m not trying to generalize I am merely saying I am trying to understand why he is this way. I want to be the better person and overlook it. When we are together I am happy and fulfilled. But my jealousy gets the best of me everytime. He says..I am here with you. I stay with you. We were broken up for awhile and he knew I was seeing another man. He seemed to really want me when we got back together but it’s like the minute I show interest and profess my love he begins to change. Maybe like someone else mentioned I need to build up my confidence and maybe attract other men’s attention so he can see what he would be missing? I am not into playing games though. I don’t know if I can continue in a relationship where he is not sensitive to my feelings on this matter. Like others have said it is a matter of love and respect. At least if he wanted to look, please don’t be so obvious about it. In my opinion it is immature, tacky and lacks class.

  52. Eva

    Im 20. I have been in this relationship for a year and I caught him several times staring other women and denying it like it was a matter of life or death. Today I witnessed it so perfectly and saw him turn his head twice to stare at a girl’s body/ass that was passing. I confronted him and he swore on the life of his father thay he didn’t saw her. Im not blind Im not possessive im not obsessed or a control freak but nor do i deserve this. Im holding his arm/hand giving him my respect andngratitude and devotion and he fucking sees other women because he justncant help it??? More to say that Ive gotten fatter because I rely on food for every problem since he doesn’t care and when I see him staring at otherngirls or being flirty with my friends that are all skinnier than me it hurts me so bad. I cry alot and he just humiliates me by denying it and making me look crazy. I feel useless and ugly and I’ve tried taking my own life, not because he stares at other women but that no one shows me respect not even my own family values me when Im always the kind person that helps everyone they treat me like shit my mother and father hate me and knowing that even this person who I trusted put my walls down for him that swore to never do these kinds of things to me is devastating. I honestly feel bad for my self and needless to say, unable to do smth.

    • JessicaA

      You need counseling. And a good friend. So do I. What city are you in?

  53. Melissa Applebee

    I have the same problem. For about 6 months my husband continuously stared at this woman at our church. Always checking here out…… it got to the point when he went up for prayer he would position himself next to her and sometimes tried to jump in to catch her. I confronted him yet again…. as I had already spoken to him about his wandering eye and porn habit. He says he will stop but I haven’t been able to see that as she hasn’t been in church since we went back after two months. Now I’m always stressing about even going out with the girls with him as I feel uncomfortable. When talking to him about this woman from church, I pointed out what msg he was putting out there to her as I know she had noticed, it was very noticeable. It made me feel stupid, unwanted and not attractive. I’m loyal down to the t, don’t look at other men, don’t talk about how hot other men are with my friends. I’ve caught him so many times, I’ve been cheated on in the past and know that this can be a huge factor. I just want the same loyalty and respect I give.

  54. Sarah

    My fiance and I were at the college we have both enrolled in with the admissions person and we were standing waiting on the elevator when a pretty woman walked by he looked at her looked in multiple directions as distraction then looked at her again. I get this six sense everytime this is about to happen and watch the whole thing occur. This happens often even a year ago right before Christmas he distracted me in a walmart to stare at this maybe 14 or 15 year old girl (we are almost 30) who had been given him the fu** me look the entire time we were checking out. I felt it then as well. I feel it’s time to break things off at this point I’ve always been very confident and sure of myself but have lost every bit of it in the past 2 years. It’s really sad because he does really sweet things sometimes and tells me he loves me but I feel so disrespected.

  55. David

    To all the hurt women on here, this behaviour is not about you.
    He is almost certainly not comparing. She is in a separate compartment of his mind. She’s an object, a thing of beauty/horror/novelty. Possibly attractive, but not exactly real. Like appreciating a Ferrari without any desire to own one.

    We have forgotten her the instant she is out of sight.

    It might be tempting to point out that her chest is silicone, her dress is from K-mart and her IQ is sure to be lower than your dog’s. Don’t. Firstly he won’t care. Secondly, it’s not the other chick’s fault. But most importantly, it’ll make you look insecure and jealous. You’ll lower your own status rather than the other woman’s.

    Turning on your guy in anger may also backfire. There’s a good chance he will shut down, either because he feels guilty, or because he just doesn’t see a problem.

    This is one of those Mars/Venus subjects where he really will have difficulty understanding your point of view.

    Calmly explain how disrespected it makes you feel. If he’s a decent guy he’ll do his best not to make you feel bad. If he won’t make that effort, then you have bigger problems in your relationship.


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