Every time you pick up a paper or turn the TV on, you're made aware that yet another high profile or famous person is guilty of breaking their wedding vows by cheating with one or more people. Be it a politician, an athlete, and entertainer or just the guy next door, it seems that cheating on your spouse just because you feel like it is in these days.
When did that happen? When and why did cheating become so in vogue and such a quick reaction to whatever ails a person in a relationship?
Has it always been that way, or are we just seeing it more because it's now considered news? At one time such indiscretions would never have been posted in your daily newspaper, but nowadays they make the front page more often than we want to see.
And what exactly makes a cheater cheat?
We all see how much in love a couple usually is on their wedding day, how much trouble and care is taken to even create special wedding vows, to invite everyone in the world to witness the special event in your life, and in some cases spend a boatload of cash to get it all done.
But then, no matter how much in love they seemed in the beginning, how meaningfully the vows were spoken and how right they seemed for each other at the start, eventually, either one spouse or the other decides to start looking at and rolling around in some supposedly greener pastures elsewhere.
It seems to be that it's not a matter of IF a spouse is going to cheat on ypu, it's more a case of WHEN. It's said that men still cheat in higher numbers than women, but watch out, guys...the girls are catching up!
Whether it's cheating as revenge, perceived neglect, to feed one's ego, or just to make up for the loneliness felt when your spouse is out laying it down with someone else, this is a trend that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
So, are we really cheating more, or is it just more publicized? Do you personally know anyone who's cheating? How about your close friends? Or is it something that the cheater just keeps to him/herself? If you found out that your spouse cheated on you, would you forgive them, or would that be the absolute end of the marriage/relationship?