This Is What You Need To Know Before Cheating On Her

If you cheat on her and think it will only affect your relationship, you’re naive.

If you cheat on her, you will break her in ways that tear through every layer of her soul, as deep as the love you had, plus one.

You’ll break her trust, of course, but not just with you—she will begin to doubt others too, those who love her most. Those who never betrayed her and never would.

You’ll break her self-esteem. Standing in front of the mirror, she’ll sob at her reflection, wondering where she wasn’t enough.

You’ll break her optimism. She, who believed in fairytales and the good in all hearts, won’t anymore.

But if you do it anyway, if you do the unfixable, then I will be here to remind her that your actions don’t define her.

I will be here to remind her that she is beautiful. She is enough, no matter what pulled you to another.

I will be here to remind her that how you treated her is a reflection of you, not her.

I will be here to remind her that people are worthy of her trust even if, ultimately, you were not.

I will be here to remind her that her Prince Charming does exist and you were just a speed bump on the road there.

I will be here to remind her that she’s stronger than she ever thought she was.

I will be here to remind her that from these ashes she will shine, brighter and warmer than ever before.

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Founder of The Autism Cafe, writer, photographer, mother, and author of the photographic memoir, All Across The Spectrum, and Be The One, a poetry collection. Follow Eileen on Instagram or read more articles from Eileen on Thought Catalog.

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