My GF and I have been dating for a little more than 3 years We are both in our early 30s.
We never have had any fights and if we are ever in an argument, we try to talk through it by listening to each others’ side of story and always figure things out.
I know that she loves me a lot and I love her as well, and I completely trust her. But today she told me something that I have trouble understanding.
She went out to lunch with her work colleague today, and when she told me about it, I was a bit taken back. This isn’t the first time this has happened though, she has been having coffee/lunch alone with her boss as well but I thought it was something she couldn’t avoid.
What I don’t understand is that she does not see this as a bad thing. She is from Italy and apparently, it is socially unacceptable and frowned upon to turn down an invitation.
But going out to lunch alone with the opposite gender when you’re in a committed relationship is something I cannot comprehend. I tried explaining it to her that this is not normal from my understanding, but she insists that it is normal.
I am a bit upset and trying to figure out if I am incorrect for thinking this is wrong?