We were reading a story on the Frisky about a divorced woman who had broken things off with her husband when he cheated on her. She was out with a new guy who had left his partner after ten years after realizing he “wasn’t in love with her anymore.”
We agreed that all break-ups suck, but we weren’t sure which one sounded worse.
Look, I think a case can be made for the cheating being worse insofar as it will make you skeptically assess all your future’s partners’ fidelity. Or your current partner’s fidelity if you stay with him. However, on the upside, your partner will probably feel terrible and you will get to be angry at them and have them beg your forgiveness.
If your partner just falls out of love with you and you’re still in love with them, well, there’s nothing you can do. However, if they’re not in love with you at least they’ve been honest and respectful of you, and you’ll be free to move on and find someone else without lingering baggage from your past relationship.
So. Let’s go to that dark place! Given a choice, would you rather get cheated on, or have someone fall out of love with you?