I'm a firm believer in the notion that love and temporary insanity are one in the same. Why would anyone willingly choose to fall in love? It's reckless abandon of all logic. You have absolutely no control over your emotions, let alone over your partner's emotions and while I hate to even say this out loud (read: via the written word) chances are you're going to end up heartbroken. But hey! It's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all, right? It's pain, but it's beautiful. I guess that makes it beautiful pain?
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I don't think this makes me cynical, I think this makes me careful and if that's a problem, so be it. Even when I'm in love, which at the moment, I am, I do my very best to keep my wits about me. As I mentioned earlier, that's damn near impossible, but I try and I guess that's really all anyone can do.
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I'd say the hardest heartbreak to overcome is when cheating is involved. Whether you're the cheater or cheated, it's about as dismal a reality as it gets and frankly, I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy. I understand shit happens, people make mistakes! That's not what we're talking about today though. Today, we're talking about straight-up affairs—the conscious and continued effort to step outside of your partnership in the name of love or lust, or even both. It's not funny, by any means. It's raw and honest and there's a lot that can be learned from it.
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Redditor, RandomAnon785 posed this question—"Cheaters of Reddit, how did your affair start and end?"
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