24. ‘I ended up cheating on my girlfriend one night after drinking as a result of some serious trust and self-confidence issues.’
“I was in an abusive relationship prior with a girl who cheated on me multiple times then left me for my best friend, I got in a new relationship and ended up cheating on my girlfriend one night after drinking as a result of some serious trust and self-confidence issues, plus my new girlfriend and I had been fighting, this all happened right around the manifestation of some serious mental health issues and it was a very bad, lonely time. I’m not advocating cheating at all though, because I know firsthand how much it can hurt and mess someone up, but when it happens it almost always isn’t as clear-cut as someone being selfish and/or simply wanting to hurt their SO, just my perspective.”
25. ‘She just doesn’t care to have sex and I’m supposed to just ‘be okay’ with not getting any.’
“It all boils down to sex.
Went from probably 6-7 times a month…to maybe 1 a month. Has gotten as bad a 1 time in 3 months. Sadly this is occurring more frequently.
Every time I leave town I’m looking for a one-night stand. It’s a wham bam, thank you ma’am with no strings. Both of us have fun, and my needs are somewhat satisfied.
My SO has ZERO sex drive. Takes almost all of the incentive to stay in the marriage anyway. I love her, but it’s utter bullshit and unfortunately will likely result in a divorce. We’ve had frank discussions about the lack of sex, but the root issue never gets fixed. She just doesn’t care to have sex and I’m supposed to just ‘be okay’ with not getting any. I can’t even think of the last time we got freaky and did something besides missionary.”
26. ‘After 9 months of being treated like a cheater every time I was an hour late home from work or meeting friends I was drunk on a trip and cheated.’
“A couple of exes ago, madly in love with her and even moved country to be with her. We were in an open relationship before we moved in together, and then I was completely faithful once we lived in the same place. It was only then she became wildly jealous. After 9 months of being treated like a cheater every time I was an hour late home from work or meeting friends I was drunk on a trip and cheated. I felt bad, but I was getting pretty resentful of our day-to-day living, so not too bad. She found out. We lasted 6 more messed up months until we ended it. She is an amazing woman, but turns out we were very different people who could not live together.”
27. ‘I was 18 and was suspicious of her cheating on me. Did it as revenge.’
“I was 18 and was suspicious of her cheating on me. Did it as revenge. Found out a few months later that my suspicions were true. I’m not trying to justify it, but I wasn’t wrong in my suspicions.”