Wanted to introduce myself!
I'm a single mom with two little girls, and work full time as a trauma/emerg RN. I was married for ten years, divorced (after several long term attempts at saving the marriage).
I've been happily partnered/living with my girlfriend for the past year and a half.
So. Where I'm at now is this: we've hit a bit of a spot in our relationship where I feel like I rushed into a very serious, long term relationship quite quickly after ending my marriage.
We get along fantastically, are raising my two kids together, have similar interests, etc. BUT.
I'm bored. Horrifically, mind numbingly bored. And also feeling very skittish and smothered. My gf is VERY lovey-dovey, romantic, over the top in love with me. I love her deeply, very much so, but not in quite.the.same.way. Not as a 'friend' mind you, and I have zero interest in breaking up out home.
I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to go back to dating. Even if she didn't want to see other people - is there a way I can bring up in conversation that I'd like the ability to see other people? Not that there is anyone at the moment, and I'd only be willing to do it if we were both on board...
I just remember being happier when our lives were less 'entangled'. We had our separate friends, separate interests, etc. It made our time together more interesting... Now it feels as though we're living together as a 60 year old married couple and I just can't see the rest of my life like this.
To be truthful, there is a girl at work giving me the eye, but I've been ignoring her. I'd be interested in pursuing something there, but only if I could talk to my current partner about it and see how she felt.
Advice? Is this crazy?