In light of the Robsten scandal, I wrote an article titled, "How Would You React If Your S/O Cheated On You?" As I scrolled through the comments pages, I started thinking about the other side of the story.
When somebody cheats, the cheater is 'bad' and the person who was cheated on is 'good.' And with good reason. A cheater violates a promise of faithfulness between two people, an act that is morally unacceptable by our society's standards. So we vilify the cheater and empathize with the cuckolded. Especially in the case of a famous couple like the Twilight stars, the cheater is left to face the judgment of the masses as he/she stammers poor apologies and excuses.
We automatically assume that the cheater is entirely to blame in such a situation. And while I in no way condone cheating, I recognize that there''s a host of factors that can drive someone to cheat. These factors can't always easily be blamed on one person or another. That's a big gray area.
So my question to you is - have you ever cheated? Why?