"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
I would probably take emotional cheating a lot harder than physical cheating.
A betrayal of the flesh can be overcome. A betrayal of the mind can linger forever.
I can accept people have different levels of tolerance for certain things in relationships especially when circumstances are extreme.
That said, this is cheating for me. In my heart I would have no doubt that flirting with via a cam or phone, sending pictures, mutual online masturbation, etc... done by me or my wife would be a serious breach of trust.
Also I find pornography, topless bars etc to be a similar breach.
I recognize that others might have a different opinion, and that's fine. But I believe people who do this are weakening/damaging the most important human relationship they can have.
Having read Weiner's admittance I can assume he agrees with me.
Last edited by cAPSLOCK; 06-07-11 at 02:14 AM. Reason: speeling
You don't see liberals demanding an explinantion from Ensign or Gov. Sanford about their affairs.. Hell, Sanford used tax payer money to fly to another country and see his.. Why is it that republicans don't seem to worried about such things when it is involves a republican.. Did you hear anything from them?? Or did you even ask??
Most people don't literally want to go have sex with the porn star they see in a movie. There's a reason they tend to all look the same - it's a hyper-sexualized model that is supposed to connect to an internal fantasy. It's not really about the person in the movie.
I don't think this weakens relationships to a couple that's into it. If anything, it may help them be open with each other about what their fantasies are.
...As for myself as to whether it's cheating, I'm with most of the others - I think it depends on the rules of your relationship.
There's also a difference between old-school chat cybering, and cam cybering. And a further difference between a cyber "fling" and a sustained cyber "relationship."
It really depends.
he tried to lie about it when he got caught....he was cheating.
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