I Cheat. You Cheat. We All Cheat.

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I Cheat. You Cheat. We All Cheat.

Relationships today have evolved significantly from the past. The roles of each in the relationship have also changed, but it seems as though some of the changes are for the worse rather than for the better. In today's society, it is not uncommon for a couple to file for divorce. In today's society, many couples have failed relationships. The cause for relationships to fail is cheating. Cheating is the term mostly used in relationships to signify the unfaithfulness of the person towards their significant other. It is a very broad term, but when it comes to relationships, most people should know what it means. There have been many studies conducted, and the results have been illustrated. Many assume that man cheat more than women. There are others that believe otherwise, and women cheat more than men. There have been debates, studies, and statistics made on which of the sexes cheat more on their significant others.

Many psychologists believe cheating to be an act out of desperation for attention. Others believe cheating to be a fantasy that must be fulfilled. Whatever the cases, it does not change the fact that it is expected and how each person deals with it. It is not a situation most of us would want to experience, but we, as humans, should learn from it.

When the word cheating is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is infidelity. The unfaithfulness of the person towards their partner or significant other is what cheating in this form means. Cheating and infidelity go hand in hand and it is the cause of most failed relationships ("Coping with Infidelity and a Cheating Spouse"). In most failed relationships, partners feel unappreciative and lonesome. Many react first by committing...