Men cheat. Women cheat. People cheat. And as we’ve discussed, most of us believe that the majority of people would probably cheat if they thought they could get away with it. In other words, the instinct is there for almost everyone.
Now, I’ve already discussed my inclination for open relationships (many times, and no this post isn’t about that). I feel that way not because I want to be promiscuous but rather because I just don’t think most people (especially men) are meant to be monogamous. I like setting up realistic parameters for success.
But most people don’t. Want open relationships, that is. Most people enter into relationships that they expect to be monogamous.
And many people cheat.
Earlier this week I read a post in Marie Claire about cheating, or more specifically love triangles. One of their writers tried to apply logic to the question, “who’s responsible?”
He feels that all three parties are responsible, to one degree or another. With the majority of the responsibility falling on the shoulders of the offending mate.
I don’t necessarily agree or disagree with him. My way of thinking is just a little bit too far outside the mainstream on this one. I don’t see fault. And that’s really what he seems to be talking about, who’s to blame?
Anyway, I don’t care about his opinion (though, I’m sure he’s a very nice man). I do, however, care about your opinion. What do you think, who’s most responsible in/for a love triangle?
- The other woman/man. People shouldn’t go after another person’s mate. (6 votes)
- The cheating spouse/partner. (78 votes)
- The person who was cheated on. (0 votes)
- Other. Please explain in the comments. (12 votes)
Tags: cheat, love triangle, Marie Claire, polls