Have You Ever Cheated Or Been Cheated On?

The world is abuzz today over the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger stepped out (at least once that we know of) on Maria Shriver, his wife of 25 years.

I personally was not shocked by this revelation, in part because I think that it takes a certain personality type to want to be in politics in the first place (also in part because Schwarzie is a total womanizer and dickwad, but that’s another post for another day, isn’t it?).

Of course, politicians are not the only ones who stray (although it does seem to mean that a lot of them do). So, I’m curious…

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    • Somnilee

      Out of pure curiosity, where is the option “I was involved in someone cheating on their respective partner” – i.e, when you’re the other woman?

    • E.D.

      Interesting that there isn’t a “not that I know of” option on the second question.

    • m

      Along the lines of E.D.

      I feel like yes or no on the 2nd part might be too narrow. What if you don’t know, but it isn’t outside of the realm of possibility? I definitely was with someone who I was never 100% sure on. I wasn’t sure about the entire relationship 100% which is why we didn’t work out in the end. But do I wonder about his fidelity during some of our low points? Absolutley. Do I fault him? not really.

      • Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

        I think that “do you think that you’ve been cheated on” is a different question altogether. What you’re describing is not trusting your partner. You suspected that he wasn’t being honest with you about something, although maybe you weren’t sure exactly what. That does happen in relationships, and while it’s a totally valid topic, it’s not THIS topic.

        As to E.D., “no,” in this case, is the same thing as “not that I know of.” We can never really be SURE about ANYTHING, can we? (cue eerie music)

        Somnilee, it sounds like maybe you have a story that you want to share…so please feel free. But again, this post was about being cheated on — like Maria Shriver, hence the clever and topical lede — not about being the other woman.

    • Kelly

      I personally would like to know why it has become so acceptable to cheat. If you love someone you should be able to keep control of your self. Why does no one have any integrity any more? Where are people’s ability to withstand temptation. This is simple respect for one another. Have we become so selfish to assume that it is forgivable or excusable to eternally hurt the one we vow to stay with for worse or better, through rich and poor? Cheating along with murder and child molestation and rape are all unforgivable.

      • Eileen

        Just to put it out there: I could forgive a man who cheated on me much easier than I could forgive a man who murdered me.

    • Lauren

      I have been cheated on, and I have been the other woman with knowing I was the other woman, and not knowing I was the other woman. My dad also has been cheating on my mother for most of their 39 year marriage, and my mom has no idea, and my dad has no idea that I know (I have evidence). Obviously, I don’t have relationships anymore.

    • Cheryl

      Is there a “Cheater’s Week” coming up?