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How would you handle different cheating scenarios?

May 22, 2020
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I'm trying to understand how other people view different cheating scenarios.

Would you stay or leave any of the following cheating situations? Also, would any of these scenarios change if you caught them in the act verses your partner coming clean on their own?

  1. Long term physical and emotional affair.
  2. Short term physical and long term emotional affair (sex happened once).
  3. Long term physical affair with no feelings.
  4. Short term physical affair (1 night stand).
  5. Long term emotional affair.
  6. Short term emotional affair.
  7. One sided emotional affair / limerence. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person but nothing happened.
  8. One sided emotional affair / limerence with intent to make it physical. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person and attempted to progress it further but you found out.
  9. Stalking. Your SO is viewing another persons social media every few hours and driving by their house 4-10 times per day?
  10. Both 8 and 9 scenarios together.

For the record, I was dealing with scenario 8 and 9 last year (so #10) when I caught her and she lied. I'll edit this post and add my own answers in a few days.

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[–]accounthrowaway12311 points12 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

In all the scenarios leave. However in the last 3 run like the devil is on my heels

[–]GhostTheEternal8 points9 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

1-4 = Leave, regardless of whether I caught them or they owned up.

5-7 = The devil is in the details. I'm ok with my partner being infatuated with someone, but if they're saying things to each other that cross the line then leave.

8 = Leave.

9 = Leave, because she's fucking crazy.

10 = Leave.

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[–]GhostTheEternal1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Haha, never even thought of the "ghost" in my name in that context.

[–]AngelFire_3_14156Red Pill Princess4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Just one solution - kick the cheating scumbag out. Problem solved.

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[–]_cheeky_bastard_Aspring psychopath0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

If it didn't involve any kind of abuse, I'm gone.

If it did involve abuse, you would stay?

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[–]_cheeky_bastard_Aspring psychopath0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Oh .. I thought if they did commit physical abuse you would stay with them ...

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

As someone who's non-monogamous I view cheating as an ultimate betrayal of trust since there is no excuse about the excitement, being just sex, caught in the moment etc.

Trust is the cornerstone of a good relationship. IMO if you can't trust your partner, they shouldn't be your partner.

[–]DesertWolf45Red Pill Man (Recovering Black Pill)2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

As someone who was in an open relationship for nearly a year, I've learned the same thing the hard way.

[–]ASlingshot1231 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

That doesn’t sound like you were in an actual relationship at all.

Just one of many fuck buddies

[–]DesertWolf45Red Pill Man (Recovering Black Pill)1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

We were much more than that. There was a lot in my relationship that I haven't disclosed and I don't want to overstate the extent to which she ignored me. We communicated regularly, frequently, and profoundly during that time, both sexually and romantically.

It was a really fucked up relationship, but it was still a relationship.

[–]Ecocavalry2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

The quality of human connection seems to be going down every generation and is really accelerating this generation.

[–]Barely-moralMostly red though. Still a were-seal.3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Long term physical and emotional affair: I leave.

Short term physical and long term emotional affair: I leave.

Long term physical affair with no feelings: I leave.

Short term physical affair: I leave.

Long term emotional affair: I leave.

Short term emotional afair: I leave.

One sided emotional affair/limerence. Obsession but nothing happened: I don't punish any tought crime. I only judge people by their actions.

One sided emotional affair/limerence with intent to make i physical. Attempted progress: I leave, the attempt to progress is an action.

Stalking: I leave.

I don't have any tolerance for people taking acions that break monogamy. I understand that emotions are irrational stupid and hard to control. Actions don't get a pass.

[–]goatismycopilotcatladycatladycatlady🐐🐐🐐🐐6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave.

[–]acron5n5Male virgin2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

All of these scenarios are pretty negative. I don't know how would I handle them. Of course it is even worse if it lasts for a long time.

[–]SherbertBaconBrazen2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Long term physical and emotional affair.

She's done.

Short term physical and long term emotional affair (sex happened once).

She's done.

Long term physical affair with no feelings.

She's done.

—You know what. I'm going to save a bunch of time here and just say: in all cases listed above, she's done.

For the record, I was dealing with scenario 8 and 9 last year (so #10) when I caught her and she lied.

Hopefully you left. I have a hard boundary about being my partners' "one and only" while in a relationship. I give the same back to her. If she doesn't feel that way, she's not for me. It's that simple.

[–]NarniaFox1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

What's an emotional affair?

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[–]NarniaFox2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Thanks.

1-4 would mean a break up. It's terrible from aspects. A partner's decided that having sex with someone else is worth risking your relationships and your trust. It's infantile.

5-6 are harder to discuss. If he lied and hid even a platonic relationships, it would be a red flag and I'd consider a break up. From the other hand a short term emotional affair is something that could be repented in a way, but it's still would create big trust issues and I'm not sure that it's worth it.

8-9 are equal to 1-4. It isn't only a trust violation, it's also really disturbing in other ways. I would worry for the other person as well.

[–]SartreK1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave. All of these cases would be proof of a fundamental incompatibility in our views on romantic love and monogamy (i.e. a proof that the very basis for a relationship would be inexistent with her)

[–]wekacuckLife is settling.1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

1. Long term physical and emotional affair.

Caught in the act is worse than telling me, but I don't want to hear about it. I'd very likely not be able to restore the relationship. IMHO "telling me" is womanspeak for "I'm too pathetic to end the relationship myself so do it for me."

2. Short term physical and long term emotional affair (sex happened once).

See #1

3. Long term physical affair with no feelings.

WTF? I'm not sure.

4. Short term physical affair (1 night stand).

I will forgive this if I can understand what happened and sympathize.

5. Long term emotional affair.
6. Short term emotional affair.

Emotional affairs are fake news. I don't care.

7. One sided emotional affair / limerence. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person but nothing happened.

"Nothing happened" = I don't care.

8. One sided emotional affair / limerence with intent to make it physical. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person and attempted to progress it further but you found out.

"Nothing happened" = I don't care. The caveat there is that if I did find out I wouldn't stop it, and if it happened see #7. I very much doubt I wouldn't notice the limerance and my spidey senses would be on the lookout.

9. Stalking. Your SO is viewing another persons social media every few hours and driving by their house 4-10 times per day?

Social media stalking is whatever. Driving by their house 4-10 times per day is "something happened" That's a nope. Bye.

10. Both 8 and 9 scenarios together.

Same.

[–]the_purring_jew🐈 AtlasB 🐈1 point2 points  (8 children) | Copy Link

Number 4 is forgivable

The rest is not

[–]eboy4hire2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I didn't care unless if it was physical or had intent to be made physical so number 4 would be among the unforgivable for me. lol

[–]the_purring_jew🐈 AtlasB 🐈0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

im more upset at the prospect of my h making another woman face light up with laughter than him sticking his weiner in someone because ei know how meaningless sex is to him (and most men)

[–]Million-SunsMarriage is obsolete1 point2 points  (5 children) | Copy Link

wait what?

[–]the_purring_jew🐈 AtlasB 🐈1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

Number 4 is forgivable but the rest is not

[–]Million-SunsMarriage is obsolete0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy Link

I understood that. I just can't fathom how ONS can be forgivable at all. Particularly when you analyze the steps to set it up and the possible consequences.

I mean the only way you deem this forgivable, it's because you have been guilty of doing so yourself.

[–]the_purring_jew🐈 AtlasB 🐈0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

i dont understand this reasoning at all. it has nothing to do with me. a man can have a meaningless ONS that has no feels and doesn't threaten my marriage. a woman generally cannot. a man sticking his weiner in some broad hell never see again is hurtful but ultimately meaningless can you explain the reasoning where it has ANYTHING to do with me and what id do? i genuinely cant understand it

[–]_cheeky_bastard_Aspring psychopath1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Are you in open relationship ma'am?

[–]the_purring_jew🐈 AtlasB 🐈0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Absolutely not

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[–]whichbladeNA Paler Shade of Purple1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Someone looking for absolution.

[–]BruhMoment458860 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave for all. Emotional cheating wouldnt crush me as bad as physical though.

[–]Meccha_me_20 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

For 6 and 7, I would consider talking it out with them if they came clean about it right away, but it would really depend on the details. I would definitely lean toward ending things.

I would leave without a second thought in every other situation.

[–]KapteeniJOne Punch Man0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

6 and 7 I'd want to hear details. Maybe with 4 too. Others it's leave regardless.

And one of the main details is if they came clean on their own. If yes, discussion can happen. If I found it out on my own, trust is gone.

[–]psychedelictree_settled down with alpha fucks0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I would dump all apart from maybe 1 night stand depending on the context. And only if he used a condom and was genuinely devastated about what happened

[–]mangolover970 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

  1. Long term physical and emotional affair.

I’d leave in this scenario because that means they’re in love with someone else so nothing to be done but move on.

  1. Short term physical and long term emotional affair (sex happened once).

Same as above

  1. Long term physical affair with no feelings. If it’s just a boyfriend I’d leave if it’s my husband that did this I’d suggest opening up the relationship and us both seeing other people to spice things up.

  2. Short term physical affair (1 night stand). Same as above

  3. Long term emotional affair. This one I’d leave too

  4. Short term emotional affair.

Im honestly not sure depends on how exactly things went down I’d talk to my partner about it and see why they felt they couldn’t come to me.

  1. One sided emotional affair / limerence. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person but nothing happened.

Same as above

  1. One sided emotional affair / limerence with intent to make it physical. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person and attempted to progress it further but you found out.
  2. Stalking. Your SO is viewing another persons social media every few hours and driving by their house 4-10 times per day?
  3. Both 8 and 9 scenarios together.

For these last 3 I’d leave because it’s a crime/intent to commit a crime.

[–]death_by_1000_catsperkele i am depress i am kill self0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

(Assuming all of these are happening in my marriage, not just with some bf of six months or whatever in which case I would just leave for all of these.)

1 would be pretty hard to come back from.

2-6 would be forgivable/fixable if he showed genuine remorse and cut off all contact with the person.

7 is a nothingburger. It's unlikely I'd ever find out. If I did, I'd be hurt and I'd want him to stop doing whatever he's doing to feed the obsession.

8 is worse than 7, but again not a relationship ender if he shows genuine remorse and cuts off contact.

9 sounds creepy as fuck. Would probably end the relationship eventually if it continued.

10, same answer as 9.

[–]TheGirlGetter9000Did anyone think TGG9000 would be BP?0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I think the ones that don't involve fucking the person are bound to happen in some form throughout a life-long relationship. Now, normally you're not aware of it.

If you did become aware of it, it'd present a difficult choice. I think you'd have to leave. It's different than anything physical actually happening though. In that case, you 100% leave no questions asked.

[–]CommanderOfTheDeathGoing The Way Of The Mandalore0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

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Doesn't matter wether its physical or emotional. If someone cheats emotionally that means they already checked out of the relationship mentally and it's just a matter of time untill it turns into physical cheating. Also the fact that the partner rather has an emotional affair instead of talking to you and trying to fix the problem is another deal breaker.

[–]Tyler_GatsbyUpperWhiteTrash0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Honestly I'd bail or be looking to bail on any of them. Even the, "They haven't actually done anything yet, you can just tell she kinda wants to fuck him" scenario. I would just assume it's coming. Might not be with him, but my time is up.

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None of these are different. They are all signs of disrespect for the relationship and she would be lucky to ever be allowed to talk to me again. I personally do not take any sign of disrespect lightly, I've blocked women out of my life for much less.

[–]Million-SunsMarriage is obsolete0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I leave in all cases. That means even scenario n° 12, 13, 14,etc.

[–]cantandwont240 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I couldn’t physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually handle my SO choosing another person over me in any way for any amount of time

[–]eboy4hire0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Long term physical and emotional affair.

Drop her off at the dude's house and be done with her.

Short term physical and long term emotional affair (sex happened once).

Drop her off at the dude's house and be done with her.

Long term physical affair with no feelings.

Drop her off at the dude's house and be done with her.

Short term physical affair (1 night stand).

Drop her off at the dude's house and be done with her.

Long term emotional affair.

Lmao her beta orbiter actually thinks he has an affair going on.

Short term emotional affair.

Lmao her beta orbiter actually thinks he has an affair going on.

One sided emotional affair / limerence. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person but nothing happened.

Oh wow, she's obsessed with Justin Bieber. That's cool. lmao

One sided emotional affair / limerence with intent to make it physical. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person and attempted to progress it further but you found out.

Drop her off at the dude's house and be done with her.

Stalking. Your SO is viewing another persons social media every few hours and driving by their house 4-10 times per day?

As long as she's fucking me and not that guy I'm good.

Both 8 and 9 scenarios together.

Drop her off at his house and be done with her.

[–]jumblesandtumbles0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I would consider sticking around to work things out in the short term emotional affair scenario, and the most comfortable I would be sticking around in that scenario is if my partner acknowledged lines in a friendship had gotten blurry and pulled back.

I posted last night how I've tried to work through cheating before in the past, and one of the things I learned from it is that while it doesn't mean that I can't forgive someone, in my past experiences it changed my feelings because it changed how I saw them - that loss of trust made me reevaluate who I knew them to be, our relationship, etc. It may not be accurate; people make mistakes and I know that. But it doesn't change how my feelings change.

[–]ReisiluuUnlearning0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Only 7 is acceptable. You can't help your feelings but those feelings will go away quickly if you ignore them and the person in question.

5 and 6 may be forgivable assuming it was never going to be physical and also depending on other details.

Absolutely no way I would stay in any other situation. If you catch them before something happened, you should treat the situation like you never intervened.

[–]DesertWolf45Red Pill Man (Recovering Black Pill)0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave in all cases except for 7. She can't commit, respect your emotional trust, or respect your physical health. On top of that, going as far as to stalk someone means she's fucking crazy and dangerous. Don't trust her.

You can't control what people think or feel. Obsessions come and go. Part of me will always still love my ex-girlfriend. However, strong feelings can still damage a relationship. Some relationship counseling might be needed. I would stay with her on the condition of repentance - as long as we can establish monogamous commitment and agree to distance ourselves from targets of infatuation, it'll work.

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1-10: see ya!

[–]deadsandsushi237F Do You Even Lift?0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave in every scenario. I have abundance mentality so I fear losing no one.

[–]FeniZio940 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

All scenarios are handled via LEAVING

[–]ElectricalStatement70 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'd leave in virtually every situation. The only one I'd be abit more understanding about is one sided infatuation. I'd give them a chance, but I wouldn't be ok with them being around the person they're infatuated with anymore. If their feelings didn't reduce, I'd leave them. It's not their fault they have feelings, but I won't punish myself by being some sort of runner up prize and staying either.

And no, it wouldn't make any difference if I caught them in the act or not.

[–]Boss123456789aNo Pill0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave except for 6 i guess

[–]SqueaksScreech0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Gotta throw the whole person away

[–]SkookumTreeRomantic relationships aren't necessary for happiness!0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'd leave if there was 1, 3, 9, and 10.

[–]Peacheslikeyou0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

What is an 'emotional affair'?

[–]AchromaticFadeMy personality Addblocks any Chad'vertisement0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

F'ing leave in all scenarios. A vibrator is cheaper than the theraphy I'd need if I stayed.

[–]dylang92Purple Pill Man0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

1-10 I’m out of there immediately. I don’t need shit like that in my life l.

[–]dio_genes_0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

All of them I would leave. It's more about not knowing what my partner is thinking than sex it's self. Since I would like having multiple partners in a relationship when I finally get a relationship. So him wanting other people isn't really the issue. It's not sharing enough and that's what makes me think we don't have a close bond. So if he gives into some hot girl with big tits thats fine & hot, who wouldn't fuck her? I certainly would fuck her. But if he doesn't tell me about it that means we aren't that close. And I want someone I tell everything to. Which goes far beyond any kind of sexual perversions.

[–]pongaminbloom0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

  1. Long term physical and emotional affair. –I’d leave him immediately.
  2. Short term physical and long term emotional affair (sex happened once)— That’s not much different from number 1. I’d leave.
  3. Long term physical affair with no feelings.—I’d seriously consider leaving because any form of long term cheating would require him to go behind my back.
  4. Short term physical affair (1 night stand).---I’d forgive him, especially if it was unplanned.
  5. Long term emotional affair.---I’d leave. There is no point in being in a relationship with someone whose heart belongs to someone else.
  6. Short term emotional affair.—There is no such thing because emotional affairs take time to develop. I would leave.
  7. One sided emotional affair / limerence. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person but nothing happened—It really depends. If we are talking about a crush on a celebrity, I would find it irritating but not break up. If it was on someone from my family or one of my friends, I’d definitely leave. If it was on one of his friends or co-workers, I’m not sure how I’d react.
  8. One sided emotional affair / limerence with intent to make it physical. In other words your SO had an obsession with another person and attempted to progress it further but you found out.—I’d only stay if he was willing and able to stop seeing that person.
  9. Stalking. Your SO is viewing another persons social media every few hours and driving by their house 4-10 times per day?—I'd leave. He's nuts.
  10. Both 8 and 9 scenarios together.— Same.

[–]InfidelCastro11No Pill0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

1 through 10: leave

[–]AdolfGandi0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Dump the cunt and cut her out of my life for good.

[–]VaporwaveVampirePlacebo Pill 🧜🏻‍♀️0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Leave in all situations involving infidelity. Why act single when the whole point of marriage is commitment?

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My answer to all the above scenarios:

Bye Bitch

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