By dumbucksally - 31/8/2018 06:00
Today, my 30-year-old boyfriend of 4 years OD'd on his mental health medication, resulting in a trip to the hospital. He said the experience was eye-opening and he wants to be 100% honest with me. He then said he wants to have sex with his biological mother, who he finally met last year. FML
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By  brewmasterg  |  34

I imagine this is an extremely distressing time for you, and you need to be prepared to make a decision. Do you cut and run (because what he’s said and that he OD’d on his meds seems to indicate he has a long way to go in regards to mental health), or do you support him while he sorts out his mental health issues? One thing to keep in mind is that when medication is out of whack it can cause manic episodes and very strange behavior. Regardless of whether you stay or leave it’s important to be compassionate and empathetic regardless of how bizarre and revolting what he has said may be to you. This is a tough one, but you need to take care of yourself first!

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By  brewmasterg  |  34

I imagine this is an extremely distressing time for you, and you need to be prepared to make a decision. Do you cut and run (because what he’s said and that he OD’d on his meds seems to indicate he has a long way to go in regards to mental health), or do you support him while he sorts out his mental health issues? One thing to keep in mind is that when medication is out of whack it can cause manic episodes and very strange behavior. Regardless of whether you stay or leave it’s important to be compassionate and empathetic regardless of how bizarre and revolting what he has said may be to you. This is a tough one, but you need to take care of yourself first!

By  thechariot1x  |  4

This actually happens sometimes with estranged children. Read this op it'll help you understand. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/10/adults-who-connect-lost-parents-risk-genetic-sexual-attraction/88516752/

By  devi_916  |  39

Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) is a very real thing. It happens more than you'd think between family members (not just parent/child relationships) that weren't able to develop the crucial Westermark Effect. The Westermark Effect develops between the age of 7 and the end of puberty. I did a lot of research on this for a paper in college. He needs to tell his therapist. No need to leave him. At least he told you, rather than hiding it and actually having sex with his mother.

By  blondie45  |  21

Wanting to have sex with someone and actually doing it are two completely different things. Your fiancé obviously loves you otherwise he wouldn’t have trusted you with this information. Be gentle and kind and supportive. It is a genuine emotional dilemma that can develop between biological family members that didn’t grow up together. V tragic situation to find yourselves in! Good luck!