5 reasons why you shouldn’t cheat

Cheating in a relationships is more common than you can imagine, and people cheat for different reasons. That doesn’t make it right though. Cheating can compromise the whole relationship and it can hurt your partner’s feelings. Here are other reasons why you shouldn’t cheat.

Increases the risk of infections 

Having multiple sexual partners increases your risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV. As much as you might think you’re careful, you can’t always predict what might happen and if you happen to have unprotected sex with the person you’re cheating with, then you’re putting your partner at risk – which is not fair.  

It affects trust

Trust is one thing that is easy to ruin and hard to gain back. When you cheat on your partner, you are breaking the trust they have in you and your relationship which might cause many other problems – and it’s honestly not worth it.

It could end your relationship  

Is cheating worth the end of your relationship. One small moment of pleasure could end something that took a while to build in just an instant. Always consider whether this act is worth losing a partner over. If you value your relationship, then think twice before doing anything you might regret.  

It might not make you feel better  

Some people cheat because they might be experiencing problems in their relationship, but the truth is, Choma, cheating won’t change or solve anything. If you are experiencing some problems in your relationship, it is better to talk about them and try to solve them. If you’re not sure if the communication in your relationship is healthy or not, take this quiz to find out.

It’s stressful 

Cheating in a relationship almost always does more harm than good, especially if it’s a long-term affair. The person you’re cheating with might want more and feel like you should leave your partner for them. Or they could become obsessive and blackmail you. Then there’s the act of getting caught and the emotional stress it not only causes you but your partner as well.  

Cheating doesn’t only have negative consequences on relationships, but on everyone’s emotions. These effects can last a while. Honestly Choma, if you’re not happy in your relationship you’re better off leaving it than trying to fill the void with another relationship. On the other hand, some people might make cheating seem like something fun to do, but it’s not worth it because the consequences outweigh the temporary benefits. There’s no need for you to cheat, and put yourself and your partner’s health at risk. If you are experiencing some challenges in your relationship, it’s better to solve them as partners or agree to move on, as opposed to cheating.

 Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, don’t hesitate to contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).