It is true that you might never have looked at another person apart from your partner. But do you know that there are other ways that you have been unfaithful in your relationship?
When we think of infidelity, most people think about cheating sexually on your partner. But in this information (and social networking) age, there are so many other ways to cheat. And not only are you cheating, but according to Anthony D’Ambrosio, you are being cheated on everyday.
In a recent article, he points out that relationshps thrive on communication and most of us are too busy being on social media to actually communicate or spend time with the person we are supposed to be in a relationship with.
We have accepted lifestyles that are incompatible with a relationship.
“We’ve accepted so many unacceptable things: sitting at the dinner table with our phones out, arguing over text, publishing every minute of our lives on social media.” He wrote, “Do you know what trumps all that? That society has accepted relationships in which we are being cheated on every day.”
There are several ways we are unfaithful in a relationship these days. We live in an age where most people are obsessed with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and as many other social networking sites as possible. But when your Facebook wall is the first to know about something important in your life, even before your partner, then that is cheating.
D’Ambrosio explains it further, saying…
“It’s an intimate situation in which the person you love is connecting with another while you are going about your life, loving and caring for said person.
Once you find out, all trust is lost. But think about the concept for a minute.
Webster’s Dictionary defines cheating as the deprivation of “something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud.”
Sure, sex is cheating and may be the most hurtful case, but have you ever stopped to think you’re being cheated out of your relationship every day?”
Love is not a game and it requires effort from us. This article is a wake up call. If you have been taking your partner for granted, it is time to start paying attention. Any form of infidelity in relationships is not acceptable. It is time to change your lifestyle. Switch off your phone during dinner. When you are spending time together, spend time together. Be present.