Monday, January 17, 2011
What is Cheating?
What is cheating to you? Watching the Golden Globes, I started thinking. Take Eva Longoria. Rumor is that her husband had partaken in hundreds of suggestive texts with another woman. Apparently, nothing more happened.
So would that do it for you? Is texting cheating? The line is a difficult one to define and yet very easy to cross these days. Things like Twitter, Facebook, and such, give us plenty of avenues to dip toes into different waters. Innocent emails can easily turn questionable and bump people into an interesting situation, to say the least.
I talked about my stance a bit in my post about how 70% of Brazilian men supposedly cheat (see post here.) I'm kind of a don't-tell-me-and-live-with-the-guilt-or-I'll-have-to-leave-you kind of girl. But it's hard to judge until in the situation. And this kind of thing, with the texting, chatting, and messengering, has to have a different approach.
I personally believe in time outs, taking away of privileges such as tv and internet, and/or guilt tripping. Underlying rule, it must stop. Wow, sounds like I'm a Mother of a toddler...
That being said, I haven't really been in this situation before. No questionable texting or anything. I have gotten cranky on Mr. Rant's ass about Facebook friendships with unknown women. It was nothing, so the story goes. Damn Mafia game. I do buy it though.
I also believe it's a fine line and better to mind the gap in the first place, as they say on the metro. Why risk falling in when there's so much safe ground to stand on?
But everyone is different, so I ask, where do you stand? What is your deal breaker? Texting? Carrier pigeons? Morse code?
What would make you bitch slap your significant other and walk out that door?