1. ‘Someone finally took an interest in me and made me feel beautiful, so I slept with him.’
“This happened with my last relationship. I was with an emotional (later physical) abuser. He made me think that I was completely insane, and so ugly and awful that no guy would ever want to be with me.
Someone finally took an interest in me and made me feel beautiful, so I slept with him. I didn’t particularly enjoy the experience, but it made me feel better about myself.
My ex found out and made my life a living hell afterwards until I finally left him. I found out he had cheated on me with no less than five women, most of which were coworkers.”
2. ‘I cheated on him to push him away.’
“I had serious depression and PTSD and instead of communicating to my boyfriend that I was scared and needed therapy, I cheated on him to push him away. He didn’t deserve it, definitely one of the good ones. I’m married now and I do believe everything happens for a reason, but I deeply regret hurting a super kind person.”
3. ‘I just wanted attention and I didn’t care who got hurt.’
“I was lonely. My BF and I used to work together so we spent the beginning of our relationship absolutely inseparable. Then I got promoted to another store and I didn’t see him as much. I started hanging out with another manager and one thing led to another. This coworker was also married. But I didn’t care. I like the attention. That’s all it was. My BF was wonderful and I was a horrible human. I just wanted attention and I didn’t care who got hurt.”