After couples of days news reached you that your boyfriend/girlfriend have taken there life. The reason for this was never provided, but was open to speculation. Would you feel that your actions to cheat on your boyfriend/girlfriend have resulted in there desission to end there own life; or would you consider that the fact that you cheated has nothing to do with there decission and that it was in the works for a while, your actions did nothing wrong to provoke the person to commit suicide, or would you consider your actions the "last straw" that pushed the person off the cliff and into a black void which resulted in loss of life.
Note: There is no wrong or right answer, this is a psychological experiment I'm running. After reading couple of interesting psychology books I'm trying to figure something out, and as such need others to take part in this little experiment.
You don't have to share your legit stories of cheating. It can be fictional (running this question as a simulation in your head).
Cheers and good luck.
- I would feel responsible
- I'm not responsible, and don't think I did anything wrong
Most Helpful Girl
At first, I would feel responsible. But ultimately, taking your life is the choice of the individual. You have to be very sick to kill yourself, and while I may have not helped by cheating, I didn't create their mental illness and I didn't make the choice of them to kill themselves, especially if we talked it out and I tried to atone for it. I've never cheated, but I have known people who have killed themselves, and that is a decision that is made in even some of the best circumstances, so I wouldn't blame myself forever. We can affect our environment, but the choices of those around us are their own.
Most Helpful Guy
I'd definitely feel partially responsible, especially if I knew she had depression beforehand, because it's a shitty, inconsiderate, cowardly thing to do. That said, one betrayal, no matter how horrible doesn't lead straight to suicide, there'll have been some hinky shit about before cheating, whether that be inherent mental illness or prolonged shitty situations