Not everyone is capable of giving someone who hurt them a clean slate. If every time you look at your mate, you conjure up images of them lying and cheating on you, staying with them is an act of self-mutilation. Yes, hurt people hurt people. Jackson reiterates that it's important to "resist the urge to get even. Sometimes when we 'get even,' we actually hurt ourselves more in the process," she advises. And yes, that goes for cheating as revenge, too. Cheating on your partner will not solve the problem. It will only make your relationship even less worthwhile to maintain.
Ripping up something your significant other loves or smashing once-cherished framed photos isn't a long-term solution either. Chances are high that you'll be labeled as the 'crazy' one, unfair as it may seem. Try avoiding this by finding healthier ways to deal with your anger. This is another low blow that isn't worth it, according to Friedmutter.
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Lyons notes that it's important to treat infidelity like any other traumatic situation. And since trauma has such a profound effect on the brain, Lyons advises against making important decisions shortly after discovering a partner has cheated. When our brains are focused on survival, our prefrontal cortex is turned off.
Eventually, you and your partner will have to talk about what happened—and delaying the inevitable too long doesn't do you any favors. When you find out your partner has betrayed your trust, it's natural to wonder if you could have done something differently. It's natural to wonder a whole host of things, actually—and it's important that you do.
Allow yourself to feel how you feel and for as long as you need to feel it," Jackson says.
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These unaddressed emotions will come out in maladaptive ways later. You may eventually decide to tell a small group of people—a trusted friend or a close family member, for example—about your partner's infidelity.
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But take the time to decide if you really want to let others in on what's going on. That's why, she recommends therapy. To discover more amazing secrets about living your best life, click here to follow us on Instagram! All Rights Reserved. Open side menu button. Taking revenge on them will only hurt you more.
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Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more. Read This Next. Not everything needs to be on the internet or for those to see. It's so stupid. Look I got cheated on and I was the better man for taking selfies instead of action!!! Actually it doesn't matter what you did. It was your house so you could have beaten his ass and nobody really would have cared regardless.
Why the self glorification? The interesting thing on top of that is that you would first think he was a brave person, taking friendly selfied. However, if you think twice you realize he is actually shaming his ex and this guy publicly, and seemingly innocent. I mean, we cannot even verify the relationships these people have. I condmn cheating, but I more condemn putting pictures onto the Internet without asking people for consent. Even though I have to say I find it unbelievable how neither of the two lovebirds could wake. People always post their business online.
I guess the stress of him worrying about his girl cheating really aged him because I was more surprised by the fact this guy is only 23, he looks closer to 40! I think he was shocked and very upset and didn't know what to do with himself. Sharing these photos was a way to cope with his feelings. Don't blame him.
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That must have been awful. The point seems to be to seek approval of how mature he was in his reaction, but I don't see maturity in public shaming like that To get even at his ex, he humiliated her in public. Her family, friends and co-workers now all know that, etc. So he was trying to be the bigger man by not beating up the guy, but wanted to publically humiliate her?
Is he trying to be a bigger person or not? It also said he deleted the pictures shortly after Again I could really give a shit what he does, just not get why he wanted to post all of this. Maybe, just maybe, it's I'm not saying it's right, not at all, but that's the nature of the world we live in.
If someone does something silly, expect that to be online. That's our world.
It's those who adapt that move forward. And to those who won't? Well, there's always That is your point of view. His is that of someone who was in a relationship, and was cheated on by his significant other. People react differently to extreme situations, and for him, he obviously wanted to broadcast to the world the pain he was going through. That's his way. Again, it's Whether you like it or not, things like this, and many others we may both disagree on, will go online. So I think it's pretty harsh for you to say that he wanted his life validated.
He was the one who got cheated on. He's the one who needed help. Him posting this was a sort of "cry for help". And he got the reassurance that things will get better. It's not so simple for many other men, in case you're unaware, many choose to simply kill themselves. I don't think anyone has to 'adapt' to people posting their business online. I think it's pretty stupid and I am getting by just fine lol.
And there is really no expectation to post everything on line. It is all dependent on who you are and how much of your life you need validated. It is truly enlightening to hear that you don't care much for people who kill themselves, and explains your complete lack of empathy towards this guy. I hope that you do not suffer the pain of having to call someone close to you "ridiculous" because they committed suicide, or worse, because of you.
The would definitely be doubly ridiculous eh?