A cheater once said, “I didn’t mean to; it just happened.”
Cheating is, sadly, more common in romantic relationships, even in marriages. The act of cheating is when you or your partner are entertaining someone else while in a relationship. Cheating cannot be, by any means, justified because it damages not only a relationship but the person being cheated on.
Do you have the urge to cheat on your partner? Well, let this write-up be an eye-opener for you. Here’s why cheating on your partner is never worth it.
1. Cheaters always get caught.
Your significant other WILL feel like something is wrong, and they will do what they can to find out what it is. If you think you can keep lying to your partner, think again. No secrets will be held in the dark; if you cheat, you will get caught.
2. Loss of Respect
If you cheat, you are being disrespectful towards your partner’s feelings. If they find out you are cheating, their respect for you will be destroyed too. There is a lack of honesty and communication, and you disrespect your relationship’s boundaries.
3. Emotional Dysfunction
Cheating does not only affect the person being cheated on. It also affects the cheater in the long run. Infidelity can damage you in more ways than one. You will feel shame and guilt, which can cause emotional dysfunction. Emotional dysfunction can even ruin your relationship.
4. Trust Issues
With the Loss of respect comes the loss of trust. When you cheat on your partner, they will have a hard time trusting you again, or they cannot trust you anymore. During the early stage of your relationship, your partner decides to trust you, but once you destroy that trust, it will be hard to get it back.
Breaking trust is like breaking a plate or glass; no matter how hard you glue the pieces together, it will remain broken.
5. Losing Relationships
We’re not just talking about losing relationships with your partners. Cheating can also ruin your relationship with your kids if you are married. Cheating affects everyone, not just you and your partner.
Not only that, but your own family, friends, and people who find out about your unfaithfulness will start seeing you differently.
6. You’ll be hurting your partner.
Here’s the obvious one. When you cheat, you will HURT your partner. They will feel immense emotional pain. And that pain does not go away with one “I’m sorry” or an “I love you.” The pain will be too strong that there’s a possibility they wouldn’t be able to act normally. It will affect their everyday life.
7. You will break your kids’ hearts.
If you are married and have kids, best believe that cheating on your spouse will make your kids heartbroken too. Imagine how they would feel if they saw their family falling apart because of your cheating. Cheating can lead to a broken family, and the people who are most affected by that scenario are the children.
8. You can be put behind bars.
If the first few reasons do not scare you, this one might. Cheating can get you locked up. Infidelity is punishable by law, especially if you are married. In the Philippines, if a wife is found guilty of adultery, she will be imprisoned for two to six years.
9. Karma will instantly hit you.
Beyonce once said, “What goes around, comes back around.”
If you cheat on someone, you will reap just what you sow. As mentioned above, the cheater will also feel emotional stress from cheating. After disrespecting your partner’s feelings and after being insensitive, do you really think you will get good karma?
Karma is a powerful thing, and it will instantly hit you.
Cheating is never okay. Entertaining other people while being in a relationship is not okay. Pretending that you are not in a relationship with anyone is not okay. If you feel like you are losing feelings for your significant other, it’s better just to tell them rather than cheat on them. Spare them the thought of not being good enough. It’s better to hurt them with the truth than to damage them with lies entirely.
And here’s a message for those who are getting cheated on; find the good in goodbye; if love and respect are not being served on the table anymore, then it is time for you to leave.