Men and women view cheating differently. Women tend to be more upset about the emotional infidelity than men were, holding their degree of upset about the sexual infidelity constant.
The idea here is that women believe, rightly or wrongly, that men have sexual affairs without emotional attachments but do not have emotional affairs without sexual attachments.
Also read: Different types of cheating decoded
In an unsurprising turn of events, Tristan Thompson has reportedly cheated on Khloe Kardashian yet again.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star turned, Good American businesswoman, has not addressed the new allegations on social media and has instead been focusing on promoting her new line of Good American footwear.
Khloe has been on the receiving end of harsh comments since rekindling her relationship with Tristan after previous cheating scandals rocked the couple.
Khloe overestimated her position in Tristan’s life. She is just another one of his conquests/baby mamas. She should quit elevating herself to “main chick” status in an attempt to salvage her image or render herself better than all the other women that Tristan is smashing!
— Swazi Enhle (@enhle_swazi) May 3, 2021
Forgive or forget?
This begs the question under which circumstances can cheating be forgiven?
An impromptu survey at Kaya 959 brought about mixed reactions, with 56% of women saying cheating under any circumstance is not to be forgiven. It didn’t matter how long the commitment was.
However, 6 of the 12 women who were surveyed would work on their relationship if there were kids involved.
Women are also quicker to forgive sexual infidelity than emotional cheating as opposed to men.
With 9 out of the 12 women who were questioned, the number of times their partner cheated was not a factor. It had more to do with what they had to lose, such as financial stability, a home for the children and family.
“Polygamy is acceptable in most African culture. As women, we understand that there will be other women entering our relationships. Being proud African women, the first partner is always the one who holds her ground, regardless of how many other women there are and how many children our partners have outside of our relationship.” – Annonymous, 34, mom of three