Cheating in a Relationship

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

When someone is cheating in a relationship, the relationship ceases to exist as it used to. The world you have built shatters right before your eyes. You can invest time, effort, and emotions into a relationship, but it stops to matter when the one person who promised to love you starts to cheat on you.

Of all the many ways your partner can cheat on you, having an emotional affair, one that’s full of caring and high regard for someone else, is the worst of all. A merely physical affair is forgettable, easier to set aside, as it involves no feelings. But an emotional affair, where your partner tells someone else he misses her, or that he wants to spend quality time with her and talk to her about all the things bothering her, is something that progressively eats away at the core of any relationship.


When someone cheats on you, the betrayal may become overwhelming. Trust may never be rebuilt. Feelings will never be the same.

You will never be the same. And that person who has broken your trust will forever be someone who has decided to do something hurtful without hesitation. He will always be that person who is capable of setting you and your feelings aside, just to get his way with someone else.

No, there is no repair. There is no full recovery. The prognosis is not hopeful. And when there is cheating in a relationship, it is best to leave it all in the past and move on to someone better, someone who will know what he has when he has you.

Here is my story on how someone close to me broke my trust; read it and get the catharsis you are looking for.

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.