I want to know so it dont happen to me lol.
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I've emotionally cheated once. Actually... now that I think about it... twice. Physically cheated? Close to it, but did not. I'm not a cheater (exactly) by any means. Like, I would never set out to cheat on someone and I'm definitely not a serial emotional cheater. I always break up with the person once I realize what I might be doing wrong or that the relationship isn't working. I have trouble with commitment and I also don't have the best taste in guys and I make a lot of stupid decisions when it comes to them. I'm better off single for right now and I'm okay with that.
The biggest reason I would cheat (this is hypothetical), would be because maybe I wasn't getting enough attention or I felt ignored. In my previous situations where emotional cheating came into play:
1) I became friends with a guy while in a relationship and when we first met, I had no interest in him at all and didn't even expect to be his friend. Then, somehow we got to know each other and I slowly started to fall for him. He grew on me. I tried to squash it, but it kept growing. My ex-bf and I broke up before I got a chance to tell him, but I almost started dating the guy I liked while in a relationship.
2) I was in a rebound relationship and was still close to the guy I liked who I was trying to get over while in the relationship. It was bad timing with us so we couldn't let each other go, but still couldn't be together, so emotionally I was cheating on my second ex-bf.
***In my defense, while it is still not right, I was treated very terribly in both relationships I was in at the time I emotionally cheated. When it got to that point, I knew I had to get out of the relationship and I did. I'm not a horrible person.***
For me, I wouldn't want to reconcile or try to change things with the guy I was cheating on. I would want to move on and would hope they would too. That trust that we once had would now be gone and they would question if my heart was really all there for them. Soon that lack of trust would probably fester into resentment/hatred.0