Say you were in an abusive relationship where you were afraid to leave your partner because s/he could harm you if you tried. However you were saving money and preparing to escape and end the relationship. You meet someone else who helps you and comforts you and truly cares about you and begin an affair with him/her. You couldn't have just broken things off with your current partner because you're not ready to make your escape.
Would cheating be justified in this situation?
(For those of you who have heard of it, I'm describing Jenna's situation from Waitress.)
Most Helpful Guy
Yes. If this other guy of yours can protect you and can support you, and he wants to, leave the abuser guy.1
Most Helpful Girl
Being in an abusive relationship, I wouldn't consider it cheating. When you're close to death or a situation you can seriously get hurt in, you become desperate to get out. Whichever way you choose to do it, will save you big time. For those saying it is cheating has clearly never been in an abusive relationship. Physical abuse can turn deadly, and if someone is willing to help you out of it and save you, take it! I didn't move on with another man. Luckily, my ex was put in jail for beating up a police officer so I believe everything happens for a reason. I believe he was arrested so I could safely leave without him getting in my way. A year later, I am with a wonderful man.1