We all have our morning rituals. I listen to NY1 News (it’s New York City’s 24 hr cable news channel) while I eat my breakfast and get ready for work. I love all the cheesy little gimmicks, the weather every ten minutes and the fact that all of their reporters remind me of distant cousins. One of the features they do a few times an hour is “Today in NYC History”.
Yesterday morning, as I was zipping up my boots, the lovely folks at NY1 reminded me that it was the one year anniversary of the Eliot Spitzer scandal. That’s right, exactly one year ago yesterday, Eliot Spitzer (the then governor of New York) was exposed as having had an affair with a prostitute. Once exposed he immediately resigned.
So this got me to thinking about affairs. Different people do see them differently. I know so many women who can’t get over the fact that his wife didn’t leave him, for example. Whereas I tend to think of infidelity as a big gray area. I think that in some cases it probably should mean the end of a relationship because it’s a symptom of a bigger problem. But I don’t think that cheating should always mean the end. That seems harsh and somehow unrealistic to me.
I’d like to know what you think about this? If your partner strayed, would that mean the end of the relationship?
- Yes! I could never trust someone who cheated on me. (28 votes)
- No. I understand that people make mistakes. I would forgive them. (5 votes)
- It’s complicated. I don’t think this is a black/white issue. Instead, there’s just lots of gray. (55 votes)