Author tells women they’re all being cheated on
Sheri Meyers, author of Chatting or Cheating: How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love, and Affair-Proof Your Relationship took some time out of her busy schedule of paranoia and anxiety to detail the top 7 signs that your relationship is headed for an affair for HuffPo Women. Maybe there was a good point or two in there somewhere? I missed it. Overall, the article reads like a call for women to constantly fear that they’re being cheated on. And, even more ridiculously, a justification for those who cheat.
Her seven reasons are nothing ground-breaking; running out of things to talk about, yearning for something new, and feeling like you’re the only one putting in the effort are things we’ve all encountered in a long-term relationship. Meyers thinks it’s important for these seemingly fixable issues to be met with panic, because if you don’t fix them right now someone’s totally going to cheat.
Sure, cheating is a pretty prevalent offense. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been on either side of it in a relationship. But is this what we’ve come to? Are people so worried about being cheated on that we’ve got a list of warning signs to reference so we know when to bail?
Pretty sure we could rename this article “Signs You Need to Break Up” and it would be just as effective. Is that not an option anymore? “Oh, I’m feeling emotionally unsatisfied. Rather than leave this relationship and seek out someone new, I’m gonna act like a selfish asshole and stomp my poop-covered sneakers all over my significant others’ life. That’s what everyone else is doing, right? Otherwise why would esteemed author and expert-on-something Sheri Meyers even have a career?”
Someone please reassure me that I’m not the only asshole left out there who would break up with my significant other before I’d consider cheating. And who doesn’t spend a huge chunk of time looking for signs of adultery. Yeah, being cheated on blows… but spending your whole life waiting to be cheated on blows even harder.