Ever since we were born, we’ve had it beaten into our heads that cheating is bad. That breaking the rules is some great sin that must be avoided at all costs. But what if blindly following the rules at all times isn’t the best way to live your life?
Men and women in general, though, will always have affairs. Relationships forged outside the confines of conventional institutions like marriage are often an escape. Fantasies give us fuel, and society encourages adultery by playing up the cache inherent in our animal roots.
Have you ever been in a relationship and wondered WHERE your man is? Have you wondered why he takes secret phone calls? Have you even questioned why, after all this time, you still haven’t met his family?
1. Just because I forgave you doesn’t mean that I’m OK.
While there is a lot to talk about when it comes to affairs, I’m only going to focus on one specific area: the emotional impact on the person having the affair.
Tell me you remember that night.
“I don’t have interest in anyone else so I’m okay with it.”
I never thought I would feel relief while being told I had been cheated on.
I wanted to love you. I could see who you were, the parts you were afraid to show, and I wanted to hold them even closer.
We don’t always get the answers that we want about the future but if we’re living our lives right we don’t need them.