*Warning- Venting involved*
I'll try refraining from including too many details in this post (most are pretty graphic). I can at least understand that people are only human and can give in to temptation but I've been surrounded by so much cheating the past thirty days that it's starting to really mess with my head. To the point where I've probably become jaded against having any romantic relationship right now.
One of the guys I know with has been having problems in his marriage, and I just found out he cheated on his wife some time ago. I've really come to respect him in terms of being a leader, mentor, and over all a good guy. This would be one of the last things I expected out of him, and I honestly respect less of him for it, even though I feel pretty sh***y about feeling that way.
Just one example I know of out the numerous I've seen or heard of this past month. I really can't comprehend why people would cheat. I recognize that the temptation's there, and that a lot of people can be under a lot of stress affecting their decision. In the end though, it's a serious rupture in the trust established when you commit yourself to someone. Almost as if you discard your significant other's thoughts, feelings, and commitment as trash without a care in the world. I would much rather work on the problems affecting the relationship, or end it if there is no hope for reconciliation on either side. Perhaps I'm too harsh in my opinion, but this is one ideal I hold tightly too.
I guess I just need to write out my frustration without being told to get over it, it doesn't involve you, or any other base rationalization. Blah, the hypocrisy between what the people around me say and what they do infuriates me. At the very least I'm glad I can at least express an opinion here without some serious repercussion, and gain an understanding.
What do you think of infidelity? Is it just a part of human nature? Am I excluding extenuating circumstances that have a serious impact on the reasoning behind cheating?