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Am I reading too much into this? My husband has a very distant female relative that resembles me physically, and he had a teenage crush on (gross). They’ve rekindled a friendship about 4 years ago...

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You feel this way for a reason. I’d just ask him if he’s planning on seeing her, and if he is, let him know you’d prefer if he didn’t. Is there any way you can talk to him openly and just tell him how you feel? There’s no need to hide it, this is your husband.

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What makes you believe he’s planning on visiting her if he didn’t mention it?

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And they started chatting a lot for a few months after we stayed at their home. Over time they stopped and I had to explicitly address my feelings with him- I was jealous and I said I’d prefer he not talk to her regularly. He stopped, but they still share basic WhatsApp messages, which we both said is fine. She has four kids and is married. We have two. He has an upcoming work trip and will be about 3.5 hours train ride away. He hasn’t told me but I believe he is planning on meeting her during his off time. Not sure if I should bring it up and Im embarrassed that I’m jealous and having a hard time trusting him in this ridiculous scenario- not because he will do anything, but more about the fact that he’s not respecting my wishes and that he feels the need/want to connect with her because she’s “family”. She’s known to have gotten around a lot before getting married and has a flirtatious way about her. And physical she’s his type. I wanna throw up writing this. But I know I feel they intense jealousy and mistrust and I don’t want to ignore it. But how do I manage this without a huge fight and looking petty?

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