The Effects of Cheating in a Relationship

  posted by: Amber Ford



effects of cheatingCheating is not a simple problem in a relationship. It is a very serious one to the extent that it could lead to a painful breakup. When you discover or find out that your partner is cheating on your back, you actually feel that you are being stabbed many times. It creates a deep wound within which cannot be easily cured. Infidelity can even be traumatic for some people. There are actually other effects of cheating in a relationship. Take a look at the following list.

  • Break-up. Once cheating is committed, there’s a great possibility that it will happen again. Out of this fear, some people decide to just end the relationship to prevent further damage. When you step out of the relationship, you never know if someone better is just waiting for you out there. You don’t need to torture yourself. Forgive the person but let go of him or her. It’s enough.
  • Lessens self-esteem. When you are a victim of infidelity, you feel that there’s something wrong with you. Your self-respect or esteem is affected or lessened. You start to wonder if you were bad which led your partner to find for someone else.
  • Trust issues. Another effect of infidelity is that you will find it hard to give your trust again, especially if the experience was really traumatic.
  • Sorrow. It is natural to feel hurt when someone you have trusted betrays you. You will undergo emotional pain and it will take time for you to forget and move on.
  • Social effects. Victims also have the tendency to be aloof with other people, especially when the wound is still fresh.

Don’t let your relationship suffer these things. You can avoid them if you want. Stay faithful to one another and you will have a healthy relationship.




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Date: September 20, 2011 | Category: General
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