Originally Posted by egoreise
He happily accepted the idea, with just one condition. Whoever I am involved with, he must be involved with, as well.
Ugh, ridiculous demand. Clearly a way to control you - if you want someone to be with while he's away, how will that work if his requirement is to be there? And if he's okay that you not always be together at the same time, is the woman you find supposed to be willing to just be his toy whenever he's in town? Seems like you want companionship and he just wants sex. I wouldn't accept his terms, and would keep negotiating, if I were you.