We get wrapped up in our friend's lives. We listen to them, care about them, and want the best for them. So when they do something wrong, it can really affect us as well. This is especially true when it comes to cheating. As friends, we embrace our pals' spouses, and we may even become couple friends with them. How does cheating affect us when it's done by a friend?
Some of you shared your experience:
Yeah, this has happened to me. My friend was cheating on her husband, and giggling to me about it like she was really getting away with something. She was my friend but I knew both of them. So sad. I was really stunned, didn't know what to do.
My best friend is currently having an affair. I have been open and honest with her that, while I love and support her and her development as a person, I do not support the affair. It makes it more difficult that I care very much about her husband, who has been a friend for years. Prior to the affair, she had few complaints about her husband and children. Since she started seeing her lover, she complains to me about her family daily. She is changing quickly and I am trapped between wanting to be the loving, supporting friend I have always been to her and disliking the person she is being in this situation.
My former friend and co-worker cheated with my boyfriend for over a year before I knew anything. Now I don't talk to her, but she and I share one mutual friend and lately it has been rough. This friend doesn't talk about this situation with her or me, but she has hung out with her and my ex when they were together after I found out. It is just a weird thing to have going on.
Do you have an experience to share?