<<I just see a whole lot of red flags,the first one being him giving his 'permission' for you to see other people,are you truly happy to let him control that aspect of you?>>
Yes, actually I asked specifically for his permission in this instance.
<<If it's going to make you both miserable,why bother?>>
The benefits of this relationship far outweigh the struggles, by far! That's why I want to try to work this out.
<<Can you really see either of you making the significant emotional and intellectual adjustments required to keep your relationship alive?>>
Well that is still up in the air. I want to try...