Cheating, in the context of romantic relationships can simply mean being emotionally or sexually involved with someone other than your romantic partner. While cheating is very commonly classified as wrong and hurtful to the person who has been cheated on, the question of whether or not cheating is enough to initiate a breakup has always been an interesting point of discussion. For that reason, today we will be looking at the question:
Is cheating enough to end a relationship?
A few months ago I wrote about deal breakers in a relationship, and I asked you the readers what your deal breakers were. Today, we will be taking a more specific look at cheating in relationships. Do you consider cheating enough to end a relationship? Does cheating furnish a sufficient deal breaker?
Cheating appears to be one of the biggest sins to commit when in a relationship. It is considered the highest form of betrayal, and for some people, a deal breaker. However, whether or not cheating is enough to break up is not a question that can be answered in a straightforward fashion.
Because there are no laid down rules for relationships, people have very different actions or inactions that could constitute a deal breaker. However, how much is cheating a deal breaker?
To answer this question, one must consider that the nature of the relationship plays an important role in deciding the question. While most relationships have a strict rule for exclusivity, some relationships are defined to allow room for third parties. For the latter, being emotionally or sexually involved with someone other than your partner may not be considered cheating. However, this question is mainly addressed to the most conventional form of romantic relationships, the type that dwells fully on mutual exclusivity.
So, the question again, fashioned more elaborately: When you’re in a relationship with someone, and you both have agreed to be strictly exclusive to both of yourselves as in the way most relationships are fashioned, and your partner comprises with someone else, do you consider that enough to break up immediately?
The reaction to cheating can vary from one individual relationship to the other. While some people breakup immediately after finding out about their cheating partners, others are willing to forgive and give another chance. However, there are people who don’t even consider cheating a deal breaker at all. The question now is, which one of these people are you? What is your reaction to cheating, and do you consider cheating enough to end a relationship? Your responses will be very much appreciated.