A little over a month ago, I published an article called, “The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Men”. It pertained to infidelity and the little tips (or particular traits that women possess) that often lead us to discover when we are being cheated on. Although it was written in a rather humorous way, it did have a lot of truth to it. I also chose not to get into all the nitty-gritty details about why men and women cheat, but I did however mention a few reasons which are consistent with the ones showcased in the infographic below [see reasons here]. And though there are many reasons for why people cheat, some even more valid or understandable (acceptable) than others, the circumstances unfortunately, will always be the same.
Infidelity is quite common – anywhere and everywhere! Actually, that’s the understatement of the year. Infidelity is so common that it’s almost become a norm in some parts of the world.
I live in a small country and an even smaller city, where most people know each other. I’m sure you could think how great it must be to live in a “Cheers-like” environment. Sure, it has its perks, but it also has its downfalls.
You see – when most people hear of a couple where one partner has been unfaithful, their usual response is one of shock or dismay – something like, “Oh no, how terrible! Are you sure it’s true?” But in my surroundings, the reactions are more like – “Sh**, you’re kidding, with who?” It’s not that we don’t question whether the “rumor” is true or not – of course we do – and we often automatically defend and deny, especially when we know who the alleged cheater is. But, it’s just that we’ve heard this story so many times with so many couples, that we suppose or assume that there must be some truth to it. After all, the temptation is always there, but somehow, giving in to it, seems to reign these days!
Please don’t get me wrong, for I don’t mean to generalize and take for granted or belittle the severity of the act – quite the contrary! But the probability is that we know or have heard of the “other” person; we might have even hung out with that “other” person or maybe share mutual friends. It’s a small circle – and people that stray tend to do so within or not to far from its’ area.
For these reasons and more, I can honestly say that I am no longer surprised or dumbstruck when I hear of another couple’s infidelities. Yes, I will always be shocked and find it sad, but though I hate to say it…being unfaithful here is almost like a trend – a very sorry and ugly one at that!
Without further ado, or any more of my personal views or ranting on the issue, I present you with this mouth-dropping yet realistic infographic that I got via onlineschools.org.
Click here to see the full size version.