posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 02:18 PM
Dating does not need to be exclusive. However, while dating, if you tell someone they're your one-and-only but date others, that's cheating.
Once you make a commitment (engagement or marriage), that person is your one-and-only. (Unless both are into swinging) cheating is a sign of something
Take the person back? Probably not, or only if what was wrong could be fixed.
California had the wisdom that, instead of having to prove why a divorce should be granted, the fact that one party is aggrieved and wants out of the
contract means irreconcilable differences. If the parties could reconcile, there'ld be no divorce.
What is cheating? Hmmmm, trying to develop a relationship with another person, might (usually?) involve sex.
You know, when the phrase "till death do us part" was put into marriage vows, people might only live 6 more weeks, 6 more months, 6 more years. Many
women in a bad marriage prayed for death. With improved public health and antibiotics, many who would have died, no longer did so.
When young people enter into a marriage, they don't really have a temporal sense extending to 60! years.