Another celebrity caught cheating. I used to be a fan of Tiki’s chocolately goodness. Now I think he is repulsive. It’s one thing to cheat on your wife, but when your wife is 8 months pregnant…I can’t go for that.
No can do.
During this string of publicized infidelities, I have taken the stance that the woman should leave the husband in each and every case. They deserve it. But what about regular Joes dipping their pen in another woman’s ink? Is it just as easy to walk away?
I was talking with a coworker today and she reiterated her belief that all men cheat. In the past I have felt sad for her and her experiences that led her to that belief, but honestly I’m no longer so far on the opposite side of the fence in my beliefs.
I’m not saying ALL men cheat. Certainly not. But the more stories I hear, both on the news and in real life, and I am starting to think that cheating is the rule and not the exception. Men seem to get praise for being faithful to their wives, but that is what they are supposed to do. They don’t deserve an award, they deserve a wife who does the same.
Cheating comes in different forms. It’s not only reserved for banging some dirty whore on a business trip, or a brief affair with an old college flame. To me, cheating is also having dinner with a member of the opposite sex and keeping it from your mate. Cheating is engaging in cyber nookie with a complete stranger on the internet. Cheating is sending sexually explicit emails to someone even though you don’t have any intention of actually sleeping with them.
After all, good intentions can quickly go awry. Once you think it’s okay to have intimate dinners or send inappropriate emails, what’s the next step? A game of backgammon? Methinks not. Such indiscretions are the gateway to flat out cheating. Tread carefully.
I have a close family member that cheated on his spouse decades ago. There was a child as a result, and I often wonder how she managed to stay with him. I guess women of a certain age are cut from a different cloth, because if I found out that my man cheated on me (with or without an illegitimate child) I’d quickly become black history.
What are your thoughts on cheaters? Do you think it’s becoming an epidemic? Do you think a faithful man is the exception and not the rule? Do you think there are different levels of cheating?
Could you stay with someone that cheated on you?