When a person gets married, they hope to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. That’s how all the Disney movies and romantic comedies portray marriage, right? But unfortunately, for many people, it doesn’t work out that way. Most couples start out crazy in love, and they think that feeling will last forever. Even if they know that feeling of infatuation may wear off, they at least expect to have a loyal partner by their side for the rest of our lives.
Sure, some couples do live happily ever after. There are little old couples walking around hand-in-hand just as in love as the day they met.
But for many, that is not their story.
If a marriage goes downhill over the years, there can be many reasons.
It could simply be because they have grown apart, or because they focused too much on raising children and forgot to nurture each other.
Or, it could be the reason many people dread the most – cheating.
What is Cheating?
This may seem like an obvious question, but in today’s world, it is not as clear-cut.
Usually, people think of physical indiscretions when they think of cheating. This could be anything from hand-holding to kissing to full-out sex.
That’s the easy way to describe cheating.
But there’s another kind of cheating where there is a little more gray area, and that is emotional cheating.