A woman has claimed that her boyfriend has banned her from reading books as he believes “it’s the same as cheating.”
The woman took to Reddit to explain that her boyfriend has insisted she stop reading romance novels because he believes picturing the intimate scenes in the books is equivalent to cheating.
As per the Mirror, the woman explained that she loves reading books as she finds it “therapeutic.”
“I really love reading books. It’s therapeutic to me and I feel calm and at peace when I get to read books,” she wrote. “There have been times that I’ve read books which are romance-themed.”
She continued to explain that her boyfriend believes she is cheating on him by reading books like this that contain sexual scenes.
“My boyfriend says that I’m cheating on him because these books have sexual scenes written and I’m not supposed to read them because people picture the scenes in the book and it means I’ll picture another man having sex with me.”
The woman also added that she doesn’t want to “stop reading books like that” despite what her boyfriend thinks.
“I’ve never purposely bought a book because I want a get off but I don’t want to stop reading books like that,” she wrote.
The woman then asked fellow Reddit users for advice on the rather strange situation.
With more than 500 comments, it soon became clear that the large majority of users thought her boyfriend’s claims were crazy. Many others also insisted that she should leave her boyfriend.
“Leave, girl. If he’s a grown man getting jealous over a book, imagine what hanging out with your friends and leaving the house is going to turn into,” one user wrote.
“You could date someone sane instead. That could work. Try it,” another added.
The woman has since responded to the comments and advice she has received, writing: “Yeah he’s very conservative. He’s insecure and controlling in other matters too so I’ll leave before it gets worse.”
“I do plan on breaking up with him. Books are not the only thing he’s controlling about and that’s definitely something I don’t want to deal with. I’ll leave him when I still can,” she also added.
It sounds like this woman needs to get as far away from her manipulative and controlling boyfriend as soon as possible! What do you think about his controlling demands?