Is it normal to be aware of your partner's past relationships, or is it better not to ask? This question is particularly pertinent when you're living in a small town, where knowing someone's full name might mean you recognize them. But is it true that "ignorance is bliss"?

Recently, I've found myself wanting to ask my partner about his ex-girlfriends' names and surnames. Since we live in a small town, there's a good chance I might recognize the names. On the other hand, there's a saying that goes, "the less you know, the better you sleep." This leaves me torn: should I ask him or is it better not to know?

There's also the fear of beginning to compare myself to them and feeling jealous. I tend to be possessive, and the thought of him being with someone else before me is unsettling. Yet, curiosity about his past relationships remains strong.

He has mentioned that he had two serious relationships before me. This information alone triggers a mix of curiosity and concern. How should one navigate this situation? Is there a way to satisfy curiosity without compromising emotional well-being? How much information about past relationships is too much, and where should we draw the line in our quest for transparency in a relationship? These are questions worth pondering as we navigate the complexities of intimacy and trust.