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    Tom has been dating around while Ju is waiting quietly and patiently for Tom's return for their relationship without knowing what Tom's been doing outside.

    1) What is the adjective/phrase to describe Tom's behaviour?

    2) What is the adjective/phrase to describe the kind of person like Tom?

    3) What is the adjective/phrase to describe Ju's attitude towards relationship?

    Thanks.

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    Re: dating around

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Tom has been dating around while Ju is waiting quietly and patiently for Tom's return for their relationship without knowing what Tom's been doing outside.

    1) What is the adjective/phrase to describe Tom's behaviour?

    2) What is the adjective/phrase to describe the kind of person like Tom?

    3) What is the adjective/phrase to describe Ju's attitude towards relationship?

    Thanks.
    1) Tom was cheating on her. He was unfaithful to her.
    3) She has stayed loyal to him. She has been faithful to him.

    Others can help you more.
    Last edited by Khosro; 25-Feb-2011 at 19:37.

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    Re: dating around

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    2) What is the adjective/phrase to describe the kind of person like Tom?
    IŽd say that Tom is unfaithful, unreliable, dishonest, irresponsible and insensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    IŽd say that Tom is unfaithful, unreliable, dishonest, irresponsible and insensitive.
    Sounds like a normal male to me.

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    Re: dating around

    3) What is the adjective/phrase to describe Ju's attitude towards relationship?

    Ju is being long-suffering, uncomplaining, forbearing, stoic.
    If Ju does suspect what Tom is up to and yet quietly allows him back into her life, she is being: tolerant, indulgent, forgiving and if she's not particularly upset by any of this then she is being very easygoing and undemanding.

    not a teacher
    and not at all like 5jj's 'normal male'

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    Has Tom actually been unfaithful? If he has to return to the relationship, then it suggests a temporary break-up or hiatus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Sounds like a normal male to me.
    Men and women might have different opinions on this topic.
    I assume that Tom and Ju are still going out together. If theyŽve broken up but Ju doesnŽt accept that, and has decided to wait for him,
    IŽd say that that is JuŽs problem. In that case, IŽd use positive adjectives to describe Tom.

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    I'm with T on this. If she is waiting for him to return to the relationship, it does indeed sound like they've broken up. You can't be a cheater when you're not in a relationship.

    It could be Ju who is delusional instead of Tom who is cheating.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Sounds like a normal male to me.
    Sounds like 50 % of females in my country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm with T on this. If she is waiting for him to return to the relationship, it does indeed sound like they've broken up. You can't be a cheater when you're not in a relationship.

    It could be Ju who is delusional instead of Tom who is cheating.
    The posts so far sound like the material for a new TV Reality Series.

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