Cheating, it’s probably at the top of the list of why relationships fall apart. The reasons behind it can be some of many: contempt, revenge, dissatisfaction, , etc. Sometimes cheating can be the necessary evil for a relationship that is falling apart to get the reality check it needs to come back together. While in other cases, it is the one thing that the relationship couldn’t withstand.
An interesting poll and commentary was done on Huffingtonpost.com that discussed men and women’s view on emotional vs. physical cheating. The conclusions were compelling and yet, different. It in fact plays on the idea that men and women think and feel differently.
For him, physical cheating is a game changer. Men relate to the physical more than most women do, and there for have a possessive and protective nature. Apparently, a man who realizes his partner has developed a physical relationship with someone else, simply put, feels emasculated. They feel a painful rejection. Even though no one wants to share their significant other physically, a man prides himself on the sacredness of what he shares with his woman’s body.
So which do you feel is a more devastating breach of the “relational contract”?
Ultimately, relationships are about commitment, and if this can’t be done then people should re-evaluate their circumstance. Hurt feelings, angst, and resentment are slow killers. They eat away at relationships, and quite frankly whether it be emotional or physical cheating, you are bound to deal with at least one of the 3.