Being in a relationship has it’s ups and downs, but you want to be with the person, so you put in the effort to make it work. However, what if you were in a relationship you knew was wrong, but couldn’t get out of?
My guest, Megan, tells her story of her relationship with a long-term boyfriend of two years, whom she met her first year in college. Within those two years, she realized she was no longer happy with this person, but felt stuck and didn’t know how to get out of it. They had a core friend group that she didn’t want to ruin and she didn’t want to lose any friends. But with all the pressure, there comes a breaking point which she ultimately hit: she cheated on him.
Now I know what most people will say: that’s wrong, no one should ever cheat. I agree, I think cheating is totally wrong and there are other ways someone can handle a situation before getting to that point. However, the point of this isn’t to blame, it’s to empathize and understand where someone is coming from. There are always two sides to a story and in Megan’s case, she felt so stuck and no matter how hard she tried to make the relationship work, she just couldn’t do it. We always want to sympathize with the person who was cheated on, but there are always two people in a relationship. Which means there will be two people to make or break a relationship.