A sensitive topic that comes up when discussing infidelity in relationships is if it is healthy for a person who is in a relationship that has friends who cheat on their mate. In most cases, this is not at all a good look for your spouse to hang out with friends who don’t believe in having committed relationships or who cheat on their spouses.
As a woman, I can honestly say that when I have been in relationships in the past, I usually try not to assume that my guy is cheating or being disrespectful just because his friends cheat on their girlfriends, but it’s a hard thing to overlook. And I’ve had a situation where my guy accused me of cheating on him just because one of my girlfriends slept with other men while her husband was out-of-town. The popular saying, “Birds of a feather flock together” comes to mind when thinking about this particular subject. And it tends to actually be a valid point.
If you are in a relationship and you have friends who disrespect their significant other by entertaining and sleeping with other people outside of their relationship, it is best to steer clear of those situations. Try talking to your friend and explaining to them that for the benefit of your own relationship, you cannot take part in group outings where they may bring along someone besides their mate. It can really cause problems in your own relationship and cause your spouse not to trust you.
On the other hand, if your mate is hanging out with someone who cheats, address your discomfort in a non accusing way. Ask them how they would feel if you constantly went out with a friend who is cheating on their spouse and whether or not that judgement would be passed on you.
I’m not at all saying that if your guy or girl has friends who cheats that they would, but it does have an effect on what you may think when they leave and go places with that person. Eliminate the problem before it becomes one. You also don’t want to be a witness to something that may be brought up in a nasty breakup or divorce. Steer clear of the drama before it spills over into your own household.
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