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Cheating: Would Marriage Change Your Reaction?

Last night on Mad Men, both Don and Betty are tempted to cheat. While Don, a seasoned philanderer, has no trouble cheating on Betty with his daughter's former teacher, Betty thinks twice about consummating her flirtation with belly-toucher Henry. It's not because of her marriage, of course, but because sex in an office is "tawdry." Obviously!

Betty knows Don's a cheater, and seems to have reconciled it by cheating herself — both last season with that stranger in the bar and this season in her emotional affair with Henry — and limiting what she knows about her husband's, well, affairs. Would being married to a cheater modify how you reacted, or would you put your foot down no matter what?

(For more Mad Men, check out BuzzSugar's 5 Maddest Mad Men moments from last night's episode.)

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care0531 care0531 7 years
I think people stay in a marriage even after that bond has been broken because of kids or a financial situation. If someone cheats it's usually because they aren't feeling special and getting that attention they need (I saw this just the other day on Dr. Phil). So give your spouse what they need and you will in return get what you need and it will all be good. hmmmm sounds easier said then done.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
I would never have tolerated cheating when I was dating. Now that I'm married, it's completely different. It would be heartbreaking and pretty earth-shattering, but I would do my best to move on and forgive my husband. I imagine I'd be pretty devastated for a while and wouldn't want to talk to him at first, but we're in this for the long haul. That's what it meant to us when we got married: we're sticking together no matter what. We choose each other. Sometimes it's not easy, but that's the vow we took. We choose each other.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I agree with Anonymous in post 3.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
Yah I think its all about the chase for Betty. I've done that where I am interested and then as soon as I get them, I'm so bored and uninterested. Sorta recently actually. :( haha. Don is just a cheating guy. I wouldn't ever get married to someone who I know cheated on me. If I was married and that person cheated on me, we arent married anymore. And you would always know. whether you wanna see the signs or not.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Betty didn't sleep with Henry because the situation didn't live up to her romantic fantasy of being seduced on that ugly couch.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
oh jeez, it is so so so difficult to sum up these two characters and their relationship into one post here...... yikes I'm interested to see what people say
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