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According to NY Mag, Huma Abedin‘s future career prospects might be negatively impacted by husband Anthony Weiner‘s exceptionally public and embarrassing infidelity. While it seems obvious to us that Weiner is the real nightmare here and this should have exactly zero impact on Abedin’s career, it seems like that’s not the case. It got us thinking, could a lower profile (normal) couple’s issues with infidelity extend into their careers?

NY Mag quotes an (obviously) anonymous source who claims that the ramifications of Weiner’s repeated cheating scandals will extend far past tanking Weiner’s mayoral ambitions and political career. Apparently, Abedin, who is Hillary Clinton‘s Senior Aide, finds herself in the position of having to choose between attempting to salvage her marriage or her relationship with Clinton. If this source is correct, than that means that Abedin may lose the opportunity to serve in a senior position for the potential first female president all because her husband couldn’t stop sexting with women in their 20s.

Obviously, Abedin shouldn’t suffer more than she already has, and it’s mind numbing that the association with her husband’s scandals would ruin her exceptionally promising political career. Unfortunately, people can’t seem to separate his actions outside their marriage from Abedin, and it’s likely she’ll carry that burden for quite some time.

So could this happen to a non-famous couple? Why not? People are jerks anywhere, and even the lowest profile, smallest towns have gossip mills that are in constant motion. It’s certainly not out of the question that infidelity could have lasting effects outside of the relationship, because people are assholes and will never let you forget what is certain to have been one of the most difficult experiences of your life.

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