Mooms, of course it is acceptable!!!
But only in two cases :
- If I am married, and I am cheating on my spouse. Note, that I might not approve of my spouse cheating on me!
- If I am married, committed or single, and attracted to a married individual and is having thoughts about sleeping with that individual. Note that the married individual might not even know I exist.
My heart literally stopped and I teared up. This sentence.
"she turns a blind eye because of the kids, the stability of having her husband with her and because she knows he really only loves her...those other women don't matter..."
This has happened to a person I know. I have seen how the wife's family suffered, once they got to know about the numerous affairs their son-in-law had and how their daughter kept it from them for their sake and the sake of the child.
Infidelity is simply not acceptable to me. First of all, I will make sure my partner will never ever cheat on me. But if he still goes ahead and cheats on me, I will walk out. There was an article on CNN the other day where they said you should give your spouse a chance if you love him. But I ask you, how can you love someone when the trust is broken? If he cheats once and you forgive him, what is the guarantee that he will never cheat again??
Of course it goes the other way. Women cheat too.
Will I cheat on my spouse? Well, if he doesn't keep me happy, I will leave him, not cheat on him!
Given my strong opinion on infidelity, I will never ever ever support anyone cheating on their significant other, even if I have a crush on them! You are attracted to someone, have the balls to end the marriage, then go sleep with the other, not while your spouse is still waiting for you to come home!
If you ask me to pick one Hindi movie that I absolutely hate - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna .. no guesses why!
And to your question, does monogamy and being a great partner always go hand in hand? Loyalty is a necessary but not sufficient requirement of being a great partner.
Edited by boreddamsel - 16 March 2013 at 7:14pm