I’m not ‘that’ girl

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August 13, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Hi, Carolyn: My boyfriend used to be married to “Mandy,” with whom he has two children. He had a serious affair with “Jennifer” and left Mandy to be with her. Their mutual friends and Mandy’s family rallied around Mandy, of course. Ultimately the relationship with Jennifer didn’t work out.

A few months after he broke up with Jennifer, he and I got together — and I am also named “Jennifer.”

It is clear to me that many of the people I am introduced to as his girlfriend think I am THAT Jennifer. It is stressful and exhausting and leads to constant uncomfortable situations. People are frosty or outright nasty to me.

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