I have been with my boyfriend around 3 months. He makes me laugh a lot and I really do care about him. At the same time, I have a friend who I met about a year ago, around the same time I met my boyfriend. We get along vey well, catch up pretty regularly and also email quite often. I did have feelings for him before I got with my boyfriend, and often questioned if he liked me back but neither of us made a move. He would hint he liked me, then suggest we where only friends.
In three months I have already had problems with my boyfriend. He picks at me about small things, has met up with an ex without telling me. He has made me cry on more than one occasion, he shows no remorse for it. If I bring up an issue (such as his yelling at me) he try's to turn in on me. My family don't like him, although they have never met, only going off what I say of him.
They adore my friend, who they have also never met. Seeing photos of us, they say we where made for each other. When I told him I was with someone he said 'Im actually kinda jealous I'm not the main man in your life anymore' I couldn't tell if he was joking. He later kept asking how we met and stuff. He would randomly ask, like the topic was bothering him.
My boyfriend doesn't like my friendship with him. though he hasn't requested I end it, he has said how he thinks we're too close. He has told me not to tell him about any problems we have, even though he tells all his mates. I don't have close girlfriends, just guys, and this leaves me with no one to talk things over with but my mum (who is rooting for a break up between us).
I don't know what to think. I thought I was happy in this relationship, but today was the first I'd seen my friend since entering it (both been busy) and now I'm crying and I don't know what I feel. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or just comments even. I feel a little lost as I never thought I'd be in this situation.