Read This If You’re Going To Cheat On Your Partner

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Listen, I’m not going to stop you. You’ve made the decision and you’re old enough to know what’s wrong and what’s right. I’m not here to preach to you that it’s wrong, or that the person you’re cheating on is going to get hurt. For all I know, your partner can be really awful — like they deserve to be cheated on (maybe because they cheated on you).

Before you go through with the…motions…you should know these 11 things.


Even if you feel like you hate your partner, you will feel tremendous guilt after you cheat on them.


That being said, guilt will change the way you behave around your partner. They will notice this.


Some time or another, you will inevitably slip and make a mistake. Accidentally leave a chat window open, or your phone unlocked, and you will get caught.


Before you cheat (and after you cheat) your changes in habits will get noticed. People aren’t as dumb as they appear to be. You think you’re on your phone a lot already, but once you have something to hide, you’ll never let go of it.


You might end up losing your friends.


You might end up losing your family.


You might end up losing the life you carved out with you and your partner.

Think to yourself: Is this really worth the risk?


You will never be able to admit that you’ve done it. DON’T TELL ANYONE IF YOU CHEAT.


Don’t forget that it takes two to tango. You might feel like you can keep a secret, but can they?


Make sure it’s a one-time thing. Don’t go back to the same person — in fact, if you’re going to cheat, make sure the sex is worth it. Then, never cheat again.


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