Let’s Talk About Cheating

Cheating has always been an issue in relationships. There are people that just aren’t meant to be monogamous, and they break hearts along the way. Now, this isn’t always the case. Cheating is one of those circumstances where “there are two sides to every story.” Due to Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson (sorry, Twihards, I refuse to call them by their nicknames), the pop culture world has exploded. One superfan even took to YouTube  to express her heartfelt opinion. But why is this such a major deal? Is it because they were the dream couple to so many? Because nothing can go against the Twilight Saga? May I bring up that fact that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore recently broke up due to alleged infidelity and the public got over it quite quickly. May I also add that they were married, not just dating, for six years. So what constitutes as “approved” and “unapproved” cheating?

In an age where promiscuity isn’t as frowned upon as it once was, cheating in the real world (not to discredit the lives of the famous) has become just another obstacle to get over. We blame it on the “ah ah ah ah ah alcohol” or we slide it under the rug to avoid actual confrontation of the situation. Are we that desperate for relationships these days that we look beyond a betrayal of trust in order to keep things going smoothly? When did getting blackout drunk become a “get out of cheating free” card?

I am one of those people who truly believe that in some cases, cheating is acceptable (although I am using the word quite loosely). Sometimes the relationship is already going downhill and people become weak to infidelity. Sometimes people fall victim in the heat of the moment but truly regret their actions. Life happens, and it isn’t always pleasant. Affairs, to me, however, are completely different. Not only did you choose to cheat on your significant other, but you also chose to live a completely separate life with another person all in the name of a lie.

So was it right of Kristen Stewart to issue a public apology on something so private? Is there any easy way to admit your wrongdoing to your partner? With infidelity, there are two ways to move on from it: with or without the cheater. If you choose to stay with them, then major communication needs to come into play. You won’t be able to live and love comfortably with this person if the subject is never talked about. If you choose to walk away, then fully commit to it. It’s rumored that Robert Pattinson has moved out, and with a major action such as that, it’s not fair to either party to go back, afterwards.

So what are your feelings on cheating? Should Robert forgive Kristen? Leave your opinions in the comments!

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