After a lot of contemplation, I’ve become absolutely sure that if you love someone and respect someone enough, you cannot cheat on that person. For the first time in my crazy, messed-up love life, I believe that I am truly in love — madly, head-over-heels kind of love.
The difference with this relationship is that I have a deep and profound respect for my boyfriend. The only time I would do something like that would be if I didn’t honor him the way that I do.
The marriage-damaging factor of affairs, it turns out, is far less about sex than it is about the total package of deception.
"Most people, I've found, can recover from sexual infidelity more readily than from the fact that they were lied to," says Vaughan.
In addition, in some states the new relationship may be considered in the division of property or alimony determinations, so the dating spouse may not get as much as they want out of the divorce depending on the new partner's financial circumstances.
This is especially true if the dating spouse begins cohabitating with their new partner during the divorce process.
Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.
LONDON — Exclusivity in relationships isn't the same as it used to be.
In the days before online dating, being "exclusive" with your lover meant you'd cease to date and sleep with other people.
If you are a person who has cheated on someone and still believes you love that person, you’re about to have your ass handed to you. I’ve always valued my independence and ability to do what I want, but I also enjoy having someone to cuddle and go to dinner with.
When I bring up this subject in my social circle, it quickly dissolves into a heated debate. During my bizarre and dreadfully muddled dating history, I’ve been the gluttonous harpy who must have her cake and eat it too. On top of all of this, I’m pretty transparent about my habits and the insatiability that stems from my deep-seated FOMO.