There’s something I cannot get off my mind at the moment. It’s not deep, brooded over or intellectual. But it’s been preying in my thoughts, inexorably.
Adultery. Infidelity. Cheating. Two-timing.
What do they all mean? If you ‘cheat’, will you be labeled an adulterer? Even if you have your reasons and are being treated badly? Is infidelity completely irredeemable?
Everyone has different opinions. The partner who’s been cheated on will undoubtedly be hurt beyond reason, but what about the cheater? Perhaps he or she was being taken for granted, or felt ignored. He or she will have their own measure of guilt, pain and shame. People who sin aren’t free, not really.
I’d like to know what other people think of this. I’m confused and vague about this subject. Is something bad purely because the majority says so? And isn’t adultery just something realistic people today should come to expect in their relationships? What if it’s emotional? Are there different rules then?
I’m hoping I can clear the mystery.
“Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is having an affair. Be very suspicious.”
― Scott Dikkers
“My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut