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    Exclamation The problem is it continued further into our relationship

    Hello,
    What does bold context mean?What is the grammatical role of further?

    ...What I found out 3 months into my relationship with him was that
    he was fooling around with his ex-wife again-- who also at this time had a boyfriend of her own. I figured
    that since I did not have a committed relationship with him, I had no place to say anything.
    The problem is it continued further into our relationship, up to the point when I found out I was pregnant...

    Thanks.

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    Re: The problem is it continued further into our relationship

    That sentence doesn't make any sense. For one thing, there's no indication of what "it" is.
    Where did you find it? (Yes it matters).

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    Re: The problem is it continued further into our relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That sentence doesn't make any sense. For one thing, there's no indication of what "it" is.
    Where did you find it? (Yes it matters).
    Thanks for your response.
    I should paste full context as follow:


    Dear Dr. Tracy,
    I am a 33 year old divorced woman with four kids. I was married for 12 years and I have been divorced for
    approximately 3 years. I met my new boyfriend during my divorce. We hit it off and have been together ever
    since. He is a 44 year old divorced man. When I met him he had been divorced for 2 years. Well, I met his exwife
    and she seemed to be an okay person. What I found out 3 months into my relationship with him was that
    he was fooling around with his ex-wife again-- who also at this time had a boyfriend of her own. I figured
    that since I did not have a committed relationship with him, I had no place to say anything. The problem is
    it continued further into our relationship, up to the point when I found out I was pregnant
    . At the same time I
    found out that he and his ex-wife planned to go to his family reunion together. Of course before all of this, I
    drove by his house one night and saw her car parked outside his home. The excuse I got after all of this was
    that they were considering getting back together. I thought it was very funny that as soon as she met me, she
    found interest in him again.


    Source:A.J Hoge EffortlessEnglish http://effortlessenglishclub.com/

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    Re: The problem is it continued further into our relationship

    Ah, it seems that "it" refers to the boyfriend's fooling around with his ex-wife again, his affair. It continued up until she (the letter-writer) became pregnant. She found out about the affair 3 months into their relationship, but it continued further into their relationship. "Further" just indicates that it continued after she had found out - further in time.

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