As the overall morality of our culture continues to decline, it seems more and more people are cheating - and getting away with it. It seems to happen so frequently that it doesn't even shock us anymore.
Take Tiger for example. I've always respected him for his golf abilities and thought he was a decent person. Yes, he's had a couple of rough months lately, but he'll get back to playing golf and all this cheating stuff will be forgotten.
You may recognize a couple of these famous cheaters, to name a few:
- Henry VIII
- Kobe Bryant
- Prince Charles
- Rudy Giuliani
And it's not just famous people. It's happening all around us. The popularity of social media is just making it worse. According to the New York Post "A whopping 81 percent of matrimonial lawyers say that in the past five years they have seen a massive spike in the use of social-networking information as evidence of infidelity, a new poll shows." There's even a site dedicated to Facebook cheating, http://www.facebookcheating.com/ actually started by a man who's wife cheated on him because she reconnected with an ex on Facebook (I know, it's not just men that cheat).
Did you happen to see the Oprah episode that featured the guy that wrote "Why Men Cheat"? He estimates that one in 2.7 men will cheat—and most of their wives will never know about it. He basically said men cheat because wives don't make their husbands feel special enough. According to the author, "The majority said it was an emotional disconnection, specifically a sense of feeling underappreciated. A lack of thoughtful gestures. Men are very emotional beings. They just don't look like that. Or they don't seem like that. Or they don't tell you that."
So is it up to us to keep the marriage together? Should women have to bear this burden along with everything else we've got to do? Shouldn't men have to take some of the responsibility?
I'd like to think my husband is too busy and too tired to cheat.
Let's hope he'll always be too busy and too tired to wander.
And he's just now learned how to send an e-mail, so I'm thinking I'm good there.