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Woman who was the ‘Unicorn’ in a marriage admits ending the relationship was awkward

Woman who was the ‘Unicorn’ in a marriage admits ending the relationship was awkward

A 'Unicorn' might be problematic for some relationships

A woman who is referred to as a ‘Unicorn’ in the modern-dating world admits that ending the relationship was very awkward.

As anyone in a long term marriage will tell you, it's not all sunshine and rainbows.

Even if you marry your soulmate there can be plenty of difficulties along the way - potential intimacy issues, not spending enough quality time together and financial worries - to name a few.

But if making a marriage work between two people wasn't difficult enough, how about three?

So, in dating-terms, a Unicorn it is a third-person who joins a present relationship between two people.

The third member is expected to help satisfy the needs of their partners - and not just sexually.

They can help out with parenting, companionship or even financially.

Taking to Reddit, one woman has detailed their experience as a Unicorn in a marriage when she was with her best friend and their husband.

A woman who is referred to as a ‘Unicorn’ in the modern-dating world admits that ending the relationship was very awkward.
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"I had a great experience but not all of them will be the same," she wrote.

"I can’t really think of anything that I wish they did differently except when it ended I felt weird talking to the husband even though he also became one of my best friends during the time."

However, the Reddit user explained how 'awkward' it was to break off from the relationship, which she says lasted just over a year.

"I wish we talked about what happens when it ends more because when it first ended I felt awkward honestly," the woman wrote.

"I didn’t know how to talk to them at first but it did get better. I still haven’t talked to the husband much though."

The third member is expected to help satisfy the needs of a their partners, and not just sexually.
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She added: "It was a clean break. It ended because I found myself wanting my own children.

"I loved (and still do) her children and wanted that for myself and knew that was not feasible in that situation. It’d be too weird in my opinion to have his child lol.

"I don’t think I’d be friends with him again in the future.

"I can’t see myself benefiting from confiding in another male that isn’t my husband and while I have male friends, it’s different with him because he’s someone I’d feel comfortable venting to as he already knows my history.

"That’s just asking for trouble and I don’t want to flirt with any line that has the potential to hurt my husband or his wife."

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Topics: Sex and Relationships, Reddit