If You Cheat On Someone, You Do Not Love That Person

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If you cheat on someone you’re dating, you don’t love that person. I’m sorry, but it’s true. If you are unfaithful, you are not in love.

I don’t care if people “make mistakes.” I don’t care if we’re “all human.”

Cheating is not a mistake you make when you truly love someone.

Let me just clarify this for a second, in case you missed it the first time: YOU CANNOT CHEAT ON SOMEONE YOU LOVE. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Full disclosure: This article is kind of personal and very preachy. If you are a person who has cheated on someone and still believes you love that person, you’re about to have your ass handed to you.

When I bring up this subject in my social circle, it quickly dissolves into a heated debate. Allow me to explain why I am undoubtedly correct when I say that you cannot cheat on someone you love.

Let’s start at the very beginning. I should probably note that I’m not a saint when it comes to relationships. I know… shocker! I’m, in fact, a true, undoubted sinner. I’m a notorious cheater.

I believe that my past urge to cheat comes from never really wanting to commit to a relationship — but still selfishly wanting all the benefits of having one.

I’ve always valued my independence and ability to do what I want, but I also enjoy having someone to cuddle and go to dinner with.

During my bizarre and dreadfully muddled dating history, I’ve been the gluttonous harpy who must have her cake and eat it too.

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