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Have You Ever Cheated?

I've read a lot about women cheating on their partners lately.

Yesterday in our Conventional Wisdom column, an agnostic woman offered some advice to a Christian woman who felt guilty for cheating on her husband. And last week an Ohio woman, determined to win back her fiancé, made headlines for standing outside a supermarket wearing a sign that said: "I cheated. Honk if I deserve a second chance." The back read: "I honestly love him."

If there's any insight to be gained from this sign-wearing woman's antics, it's that many cheaters feel an enormous amount of guilt for betraying the person they love. Have you ever been in that situation?

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lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
I have on my last ex. He deserved it... well that is kinda immature. I was with him for 6 years But we were at the point where we didn't even want to be together anymore and since we lived together, we weren't able to get out of it so easily. I loved him so much in the beginning but he always did me wrong and cheated on me. The opportunity came up and I took it. I didn't get caught. No regrets. When we did break up, I did hurt inside but I knew we were no longer happy together. So I moved on. :)
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Never have and I know damn well that I never will. My ex taught me that lesson when he cheated on me and there was a child in question. I vowed that I would never allow someone to ever hurt the way I hurt when I found this out, and we had already divorced when I found out. I have never had the desire to cheat it actually disgusts me thinking about cheating.
weffie weffie 8 years
Nope! It seems ridiculous to waste time with someone if they aren't enough for you, and if you're looking elsewhere they obviously aren't. Much cleaner to just end it than cheat. That being said, I've been the "other woman" on multiple occasions, so my karma's screwed even though I've never cheated on anyone :P
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
Nope!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Nope. God forbid, I hope I never will.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
Never cheated and don't plan to.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Yes, I have I don't regret it either. Not saying that I excuse the behavior, it was part of my journey and it's part of the experiences that have made me who I am today.
staple-salad staple-salad 8 years
I never have, and I don't have the desire to ever cheat. My boyfriend's the only one for me, why should I jeopardize that with someone not nearly as amazing? And I could never, ever hurt my boyfriend.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 8 years
Yes, when I was younger. Now days I would just break it off. I was to scared to be honest in my teens and early 20's. A little older and a little wiser.
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
Never have. Never will.
WritingLikeCrazy WritingLikeCrazy 8 years
My boyfriend in college had an "agreement." We were together but could see other people. Turns out, I was the only one who took advantage of the deal. Unfortunately, one of the times I strayed was when we were at a giant party (we hadn't come together and were on a "break") and I left with a semi-celebrity. At the time, I defended myself by saying we had an agreement, but as a grown-up I realize what a jerk I was.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Nope.
cfp cfp 8 years
Yes, I cheated on someone once. I'm not even going to make excuses for it. I did it and it was morally repugnant and I recognize that but I still don't regret what happened at all.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
Yes. I cheated on all of my boyfriends except for two (the one before I met my fiance and my fiance). I realize that I was cheating because of low self esteem and, in one case, for retribution. Five years ago, I realized how horrible it was that I couldn't be honest with myself, let alone any one else. I changed and I haven't cheated since. You don't love your husband or boyfriend if you cheat on them. Nor do they really love you if they cheat. It's a deplorable thing to cheat. Never again.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Yes. It was payback cheating. It was terrible.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
No, all of my relationships we went on a few casual dates before we became a couple, but once we were a couple, that was that. Completely committed to each other,
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Like snooky I cheated on my boyfriend when I was 13 by making out with a guy. I felt horrible but never told him. We broke up later on for other reasons.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
yes - my boyfriend cheated on me with a friend a few weeks after my father unexpectedly died because he "couldn't handle my shit", and I thought cheating back on him before I dumped him would make me feel better. did not.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
Yes, I was 16 and it was only a kiss. I felt horrible after and ended up telling my boyfriend, he was mad but he got over it. Now I would never cheat on someone.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
*I have just started teaching again, so I am never on the in morning and afternoon. The site seems to run a bit slow content wise in the mornings, I guess* Anyway, since clearly I am not -- again, today...I will answer the question. Have I ever cheated? No. Will I ever cheat? No. I am an honest person, so if I was upset with my boyfriend or in my marriage, I would tell the person, and ask to separate. I wouldn't just go cheat on him. I think cheating is a way to have their cake and eat it to (being married or with someone just because it's fun, and then cheating because they're not getting exactly what they want) or the person has no spine, so they can't actually say "hey, I don't want you" either to protect the other person, or to make it so they don't have to leave. Cheating is lame. I will never be one of those lame people.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
how many times can this question be asked on Tres? well it turns out once a week basically.
xxstardust xxstardust 8 years
No, I haven't. I honestly believe it's the lowest thing you can do to a person. If you aren't happy/fulfilled in a relationship, work to fix it or get out of the relationship. It's just plain wrong to cheat on someone - and if you feel guilty for it, the guilt's well earned.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
No. Maybe I'm just lucky the opportunity has never presented itself.
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