This makes me feel very sad. I, too, wonder if he is just blinded by NRE. However, sometimes, for some people, having an "open relationship" is euphemism for "I am allowed to "test drive" a new person to figure out if I want to leave the person I am already with before I give up on a "sure thing" to pursue something that may or may not work." If the latter is in fact the case (as opposed to "just NRE"), then it is over for the two of you.
It really does suck, and everything else is just details.
ETA: I think "virtual hugs" are kind of lame and high-school-y, but if anyone truly deserves them, it's you right now.
So, "hugs" to you and I wish I could say something that would fix the pain you are going through.
Last edited by BoringGuy; 10-18-2012 at 05:17 PM.