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My Boyfriend Saved a Picture of a Girl he Slept With in Case we Split up?

My boyfriend slept with this girl before him and I were together. After being together for about 8 months, she sent him a picture of herself over Facebook when I was at work. He saved the picture on his computer without even mentioning it to me. She had originally sent it to him on his mobile phone. A few days later I found it on there because I was suspicious. I confronted him and he told me that it's just the sort of thing she does. He told me he ignored her and deleted it. A few months later I found the picture was in his recycling bin on his laptop. He said when she had sent it to him on his mobile he didn't receive it at first so he got her to send it him on Facebook instead. He admitted he saved the picture and his excuse was that, in case him and I ever split up, he could 'use' her picture for masturbating over.

I feel helpless. We have had endless problems because of her. I feel like I'm not good enough for him and aren't satisfying enough for him because he needed to save the picture of her.

I feel ugly and that he thinks she's way more sexy than I am.

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