Relationship of 3 years.
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I think that in situations like this, it's important to handle disappointment with grace and walk away with dignity. Fighting it will just make you feel worse, diminish your dignity, and make you look pathetic and desperate. So it's best for you to handle this situation by respecting her wishes and not saying much. This actually may end up being a massive blow to her ego. Some people throw out suggestions like that secretly hoping that their significant other will "fight for them" by begging, groveling, and trying to convince them to change their minds. Don't give her that satisfaction. Right now you need to think with your heart and not your head. Looking at the big picture, it would be best for you to simply say "Okay. As you wish." Then deal with the emotional and psychological hurt privately where she can't witness it.
That's how I think you should respond to the situation but as for the situation itself? She's one selfish, self-centered, tactless dumb fuck of an idiot. I understand that three years is a long time to invest your life into one guy and she may be curious what else is out there but to tell you she wants to "experience other people" as if running back to you is optional after she gets her experience? That's tryphlin as hell. That is so incredibly tacky. I would never say that to someone! I think you're better off without a female who functions like that and the single life may have more bliss and fulfillment to offer than she does based on what you've shared.
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