True or false: The cheater is always at fault?

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  • Yes, absolutely. If you don't like the relationship, leave. There really can't be an excuse.
    Separating won't have the best financial outcome? Well then you value income more than the relationship.
    The kids don't deserve to see their parents separated? Well they're no better off seeing them being cold and hostile towards each other.
    He/she might become aggressive? Call the damned police or your family for protection.
    You still love them but feel dissatisfied in other areas? Obviously you don't love them. Otherwise you wouldn't have cheated. THAT or you would have worked on the fucking problem.

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  • 100% True

    If opportunity or circumstances control a person's loyalty then there's obviously something wrong with their character... not the person they are cheating on

    People who cheat are totally responsible for their own actions and behaviour. Laying blame on someone else is only a way to either , ease their guilt or to make their deceit acceptable. That way they can continue to treat people as they please , with no boundaries.

    I'll never allow anyone lay any fault with me for their behaviour. They are in control of their own emotions, feelings and desires.

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What Guys Said 25

  • Cheating is a conscious act of betrayal and it is always done deliberately. Therefore the cheater is always at fault. Not happy with your SO? Then leave and find someone new. Don't cheat!

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  • True, there are many ways to go about actually handling a situation that would get someone to cheat... but that is what I call "the easy way out".
    When the opportunity presents itself... as it should never get to that point in the first place we are faced with a descision... be a mature grown individual and choose the path that will resolve what gave you the feeling you need to cheat to begin with... or just make a situation worse and cheat.

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  • Maybe, if they cheated out of their own issues then yes.

    If the cheater acted out of pain from the relationship where they weren't having their needs met, then yes but with sympathy. It is still wrong, but can understand why and the root is the relationship or the other person not loving their partner. Much better and healthier and more adult to end the relationship then startup new realtionship.

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  • you cheated, you're guilty. PERIOD. no ifs, ands, or but's about it.

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  • I'm surprised at how many women voted True to this poll despite the fact that female cheaters are that much more likely to try to justify their cheating by complaining that their partner neglected them or was emotionally distant.

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  • Yes, the cheater is always at fault.
    Even when your relationship is going bad, you made the conscious choice to cheat instead of breaking up, so of course the cheater is at fault.

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  • if you mean by cheat.. having an affair.. full affair.. then it's always wrong.. but if you mean.. looking for an affair.. or growing attention for other people.. then that depends.. not always wrong

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  • We're always responsible for what we do, and only ever responsible for things that we do. So if someone cheats they're the only one that can be responsible for cheating.

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  • You never need to cheat, as you can break up openly before getting with the other person.

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  • Usually. Though even the bible remarks not to deny your spouse sex, lest they go cheat

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    • Ridiculous. If that's a problem in your relationship, talk to your partner. If you're not on the same page and you can't sort things out, you can end the relationship. Cheating is always a choice.

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    • A general statement. We're all individuals, but you're saying that all women behave a certain way.

    • @YayBatman Oh, you mean about loyalty and attractiveness? Yeah. If a woman is attracted to you, she'll be loyal and forgiving, at least to a degree. If a woman loses attraction for you, she becomes as cold as if she never met you.

  • his fault for submitting to the impulse, but, in SOME cases, you must examine how you treated your partner

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  • Yeah, unless you're a female. Then you twist it and reshape it to somehow be the guys fault.

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  • It doesn't matter who's at fault... The net result is that the relationship is over

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  • Always is a BIG word.

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    • Can you provide a scenario where it is not true?

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    • @bcromartie I would think that they would already have a house by the time the first child was born. But we're getting off topic here. I never said cheating is justified, I merely stated that the other spouse might not be blameless

    • @Sabretooth Which you never actually substantiated.

      Oh well. Bedtime!

      Night.

  • Yeah. Always.

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  • Yup, its called personal responsibility.

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  • Yes and always at fault

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  • completely true

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  • True?

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  • False, almost every sentence with the word "always" is false

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What Girls Said 29

  • The cheater is always at fault yes. However I do believe there are situations in which the one who was cheated on can also be at fault, but that never rids the cheater from being wrong because you should always leave before anything happens anywhere else.

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  • True. Even though they may feel as if what they were doing is reactionary to perceived slights against them, there is always a point where they have the choice between saying yes and cheating or saying no and walking away. Their choice means that it's their fault.

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  • I chose other. I do agree the fault is primarily with the cheater and let me be clear, I do not condone cheating in any way shape or form but I can acknowledge that people can be pushed to cheating and they can act that way because of someone else's behaviour. It doesn't excuse cheating at all but it doesn't mean the person who was cheated on is completely faultless. Unless they are, sometimes they are. But everyone who is considering cheating needs to talk to their partner. That's for sure.

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  • True. The cheater is at fault for cheating. the couple is responsible for relationship problems, but the decision to cheat and act of cheating, ies with the cheater.

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  • It is definitely the cheater's fault, regardless of whether they have been pushed by the other partner or not. It's still important to identify the factors that push people to do these things.

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  • He/she has the option to break up first but chose the gutless path.

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  • The cheater decided to cheat.

    Instead of cheating they could have said "Oh I don't feel loved, lets talk about it." Instead of "I cheated b/c I don't feel loved." etc

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  • Absolutely. People can blame their partner for not satisfying their needs or blah blah blah but in the end, if you're unhappy you fucking leave... you don't cheat. If you do, that's on YOU.

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  • The only exception I can think of is if someone is stuck in a legitimately abusive relationship against their will. Usually is a better word. Usually the cheater is at fault;.

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  • ALWAYS at fault.

    Whether the side person knew if your partner is in a relationship is irrelevant. The side person isn't the one who cheated on you.

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  • unless you told them to go hook up with someone.

    then you can't get mad at them for obeying

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  • Always true. They're making a decision to do something wrong. There's no way around that. Their fault 100%

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  • I'd day because he/she did the cheating, yes. But, I do have more understanding if their partner were to be neglecting them etc.

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  • It's funny how some people are using the words "him" or "he"

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    • It's gotten to the point where it's impulsive. You hear more about male cheaters.

  • Who the hell voted yes?

    If the person cheats, it's their fault, PERIOD. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

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  • If a person wants to cheat they should leave the relationship. It is ALWAYS the cheaters fault.

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  • Yes, always, always, ALWAYS. Either leave the person or accept the situation.

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  • Yes they are cause they cheat on their partner with a sound mind and no external pressure.

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  • YES. no excuses.

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  • It's true, but cheating isn't black and white.

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