Photo: Alan Powdrill/Getty ImagesBy Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D. for Cupid'sPulse.com
Zac Efron's well-publicized condom drop on the red carpet sparked Matt Lauer to comment, "Better to be safe than sorry, right?" Zac chuckled, "That's a great message to add to the many messages in the film."
Well, it turns out that "better to be safe than sorry" is a great message that applies not just to condoms, but also to relationships in general. Here are three times when it really IS better to be safe than sorry:
1. You suspect that your partner is cheating.
Barring a traumatic past relationship, people want to trust their partners. So if you keep having that nagging feeling that he's cheating, it's better to look into the possibility than to turn a blind eye. Hopefully, your worry is unfounded. But, unfortunately, each of my friends who suspected her partner was cheating really did have something to worry about. Consider the words of Ronald Reagan when discussing his relationship with the Soviet Union:
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