So, what do you all think of the Tiger Woods cheating scandal? Mostly, I just feel sad. Sad for their family, sad that his brilliant talent had to be overshadowed by something as stupid (yes, stupid!) as this, and sad that, while it's newsworthy because of the scandal surrounding it, and because of his celebrity, it's not really newsworthy at all.
I know so many women whose relationships have been rocked by cheating, and even some women who've cheated themselves. There have been countless studies on it, and a while back, REDBOOK even spoke to a marriage counselor, who did a survey of over 200 couples whose husbands have cheated, and this is what he found:
48% of men rated emotional dissatisfaction as the primary reason they cheated.
66% of cheating men report feeling guilt during the affair.
Only 6% of cheating men had sex with a woman after meeting her that day or night.
And there are more scary stats here...
To me, these stats show that a guy who could have an affair isn't some sleazebag who's perched on a bar stool, wedding ring in pocket, ready to buy a drink for whatever girl comes walking in. To me, this illustrates how rampant cheating is, and how, really, no marriage is immune from the threat of cheating. After all, marriage is HARD - and I've yet to meet a couple who hasn't felt emotionally unsatisfied at some point in their relationship. But that doesn't mean it's an excuse, right?
So, how do you get a relationship to a better place? Have any of you come back from the brink of an affair? Have any of your relationships survived an affair?
And do you think peop
le are serial cheaters? Or do you think people can reform? As someone who's jealous to the point of paranoid in all my relationships, I'm curious!
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