Share and share alike??

January 9, 2008

So I was just listening to the radio and an interesting point was brought up. They were talking about cheating, which, I’m pretty sure everyone says is bad, but somehow, it continues to happen. Funny that!  Anyways, the conversation was about revenge cheating/sex. As in, if your partner cheats on you in some way or another, are you justified in doing the same thing back? Or maybe not justified in doing it, but maybe SHOULD you do in return just so they know how bad they hurt you? And if you DO feel like revenge cheating is necessary, how soon should this happen? This sounds like a really wierd question but here’s the scenerio: Your partner cheats on you, you have a big fight about it, decide to stay together (don’t ask me why) and then, 6 months down the road the opportunity presents for you to cheat…do you sort of have a “get out of jail free card” because he/she cheated on you? Or even if just the next day after you’ve been cheated on the opportunity presents, should you/would you??

This is my opinion: (even though you didn’t ask for it)

I have NO time for cheaters. There is a saying, “once a cheat, always a cheat”. I’m not sure how I feel about that, might be true, or perhaps, everyone makes mistakes. I’d like to think it would maybe depend on the situation, but I definatly know I’d have a hard time staying with the person who cheated on me. That being said, if we did somehow make it thru and work it out, I don’t believe ANYTHING gives me free reign to do the same to him. Otherwise, I’m no better than he is. I believe it’s clear that if someone is cheating, there is something drastic missing from the relationship, and probably, you shouldn’t be together.

So I’m curious…what do you think??? Have you been cheated on? (I’ll open that one up and admit that I have been cheated on) What do you think of payback? Would you stay with the person who cheated on you??

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2 Responses to “Share and share alike??”

  1. Damon said

    if somehow a person was able to forgive their partner (and more importantly regain a level of trust) and stay in a relationship, than the very definition of forgiveness does not allow for “payback”.

  2. Cor said

    the key word being “somehow”

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