is there such a thing as TMI (too much information) in a relationship?

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Registered: 06-23-2011
is there such a thing as TMI (too much information) in a relationship?
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 9:23pm

all right compared to some of your problems mine might actually just be a tiny one ;)

this guy constantly talks of his past girlfriends/relationships... it has been going on for months.

I repeatedly told him to please stop because I am actually not that interested in every details of his past life with his ex's, -but he simply does not get it.

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Registered: 04-05-2011
how old is he, like 12??, Sounds like you might have to sit him down and explain how adults act when it comes to matters like this.
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Registered: 11-28-1999

I agree w/ you--there is no reasn for him to be telling you everything about his past GFs.

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Registered: 05-20-2009

When he continues doing it, even when you've told him you don't want to hear about sounds like it's his "claim to fame" and he's making sure you know that he's so wonderful, and also how lucky you are that he's chosen you above all the others.

I think talking about the past, about numbers, or about practices is just bragging, and of course, you have to wonder why he NEEDS to brag.

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Registered: 05-18-2009

When he starts talking about his exes, interrupt him with "I told you already that I really don't want to hear about your past relationships. If you continue, I'll go find something else to do."

Then do it. Leave the room if you must.

If he still doesn't get it, then he's not the man for you.

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Registered: 12-27-2004

Doesn't he have anything else to talk about?

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Registered: 10-22-2009

I have a pretty similar situation.

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Registered: 03-09-2006
Girl RUN, GIRL RUN... You have to ask yourself, if he BRAGS and talk so much about everything he did with his EX, then why isnt he with any of his EX??? What ever past relationship any two people had is the PAST and is the PAST for a reason. Girl you dont need to know what he did with all his EX',s like what is he trying to prove... Usually when men BRAG so much of what they did with a woman in the past is because they SUCK in everything and are a very insecure person. So you need to ask yourself do you really want to put yourself through that? what do you care what he did with his ex in his past. You have told him to stop and he continues to do so, darling is time for you to step out and let him be someone else problem not yours. Being with a person of the opposite sex shouldnt be this complicated ... It should be fun and excited, loving and caring.
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Registered: 12-21-2004


I feel your pain.