One thing my Mom taught me was never to cheat. She would say, "Don't go out with your friends husbands or any married man". She would tell me "if a man cheats on someone he is involved with he will cheat on you too". I have found that to be the case in many stories I have heard. I learned from the PI I hired that my X was seeing two women in the short time period we watched him. He was smooching in the parking lot with Suzette, to quote the PI, they were staring into each her eyes, kissing passionately, and X was rubbing her buttocks. Just a few days later he was spending the night in his apartment with Gina.
I guess we all wonder how a man or a woman can live with the lies of cheating. How they justify the ugliness they produce in peoples lives for their own selfish wants and needs. I came across an article in Huff Post, the divorce section.
Here are some quotes from the article
"I do not condone cheating and it is not something I am proud of. It is a terrible thing for everyone involved. But sadly yes, at one point in my life I was the other woman."
"He connected with me on so many levels, something no one had ever done before. The feeling of being loved the same way in return was exhilarating and to me, felt pure and true."
"What mattered to me at the time was I had truly thought I found someone who connected with me emotionally and wanted to build a life with me."
"I am a smart woman, but looking back I was stupid and so naïve. I'd even go as far as to say vulnerable and weak. I was thinking solely with my heart, and my brain followed suit."