Cheating is something many of us have to contend with in life – you’re either the one doing it, or you’re the one on the receiving end.
And it’s a common occurrence – in fact, a YouGov survey revealed that one in five Brits have had an affair, while one third said they’d considered it.
Now, Redditors have spoken candidly about how their affairs began and ended.
While some people concluded their affairs due to overwhelming feelings of guilt, others ended up staying with the person they cheated with and insist it worked out for the best. Here are their stories…
“I just met someone so much better for me. I met someone that was basically my female twin and we hit it off instantly. I ended up breaking up with the girl I was with and dating her for six months. Turns out there’s such a thing as ‘too much alike’.”
“Was in a five year relationship with my girlfriend at the the time. I started to talk to an old coworker from my teens that I always had a thing for, but she lived a couple [of] states away so I knew nothing would come of it. Well, it turns out that she still had family in my area and regularly visited.
“We made plans to get some dinner and catch up, for old times’ sake. It ended in both of us getting drunk, renting a hotel room and having some fun. This happened a few times over the next several months until I got a text from her…a picture of a sonogram of our child.
“I was going to come clean to my GF, because I never had a father growing up and I didn’t want to put my child through that. However, she ending up losing it a month or so into the pregnancy and we stopped talking. It left me feeling very guilty and anxiety stricken. 0/10 would not do again.”
“When I was deployed to Iraq, my wife cheated on me at least three times. (She was the one to tell me about it.) It hurt like hell and we worked through it, for the most part.
“When I was stationed overseas by myself a few years later, I started an affair with a female service member. It lasted six months. At the time, I justified it as ‘getting even’. But now, I feel terrible about it. It’s done and over with, and I’ll never tell her what happened.”
“My husband and I were going through a rough patch, and were increasingly going out with friends in order to avoid facing our problems, or fighting…He went out with his friends on a trip for the weekend, and when he returned I asked him if he was happier when he was away, as he did not text or call me the whole time he was gone.
“During this period, there was a friend that I had that gave me increasing attention. …
Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Lifestyle