Why cheating should NEVER be tolerated
I firmly believe that there is absolutely no excuse in the book for infidelity. As soon as one feels tempted to cheat, that's when he or she should have a serious conversation with their partner. Such an individual has two options: (1) Work on the marriage or relationship while resisting the urge to cheat, (2) End the marriage or relationship altogether before commencing an affair he or she will come to regret.
You can't have your cake and eat it too when people's feelings -- and livelihoods -- are on the line. Cheating is a breach of your partner's trust -- it's deception of the worst kind. Other than killing, hurting, or stealing from your significant other, there's really nothing more malicious you can do to them.
I don't know how people can carry on with their marriage or relationship while surreptitiously sleeping with someone else.
I can only imagine their being blinded by their own selfishness.
They want the thrill of a lover "on the side" without compromising their relationship. They reason that the affair will likely be short-lived, so why mess up something more stable and permanent.
This "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" rationale is misguided. Once the infidelity comes to light, the relationship or marriage will break -- and, in most cases, will be beyond repair.
I give a lot of credit to people who give their cheating partner a second chance. I'm far too cynical to do that. Once I can no longer trust someone, there's no way that individual can be in my good graces ever again.
Fool me once -- shame on you. Fool me twice -- shame on me.
What's your opinion? Would you take back your partner if he or she cheated on you?