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Can An Affair Ever Turn Into An Honest, Healthy And Long-Lasting Relationship?

Experts reveal how affair couples can make their relationship last.

There’s that old saying that goes, “once a cheater, always a cheater.” No matter how you put it – cheating is cheating and most people can no longer fully trust their partners once they learned about their affairs. Although forming a serious relationship with someone you cheated with is not ideal, the truth is –it happens. And rarely, there’s a happy ending to it.

Despite the fact that infidelity is a subject that’s highly frowned upon, there are couples — famous celebrities, for instance — whose long-lasting relationships started out as an affair. You might also know someone personally who have the same story, which makes you question, “can an affair ever turn into an honest and healthy relationship?”

It is often assumed that affairs won’t last long.

Many believe couples who met through cheating will always have trust issues.

Despite the stigma surrounding infidelity, many couples have successfully managed to turn their affairs into a healthy, lasting relationship. Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s romance, for instance, is proof that not all affairs end up badly. The two met when Newman was still married to his first wife. He left her for Woodward, with whom he had three children.

Newman and Woodward stayed married for 50 years until his death in 2008.

Experts say that having an affair doesn’t necessarily mean that the relationship is doomed to fail. What matters is how the couple can make sure that the same thing will never happen again.

Relationship expert and The Breakup Bible author, Rachel Sussman, reveals that the main problem for affair couples is their fear of having history repeat itself.

“Your relationship started out with some deceit, with some lies and a big problem affair couples have is they tend to be jealous and suspicious of each other because they know that person is capable of cheating.”

Couples who met through an affair should get to the root of why they’d cheated with their exes in the first place if they want their new relationship to last. Although, in general, cheating is not ideal, the circumstances of why people had been unfaithful make the difference.

Sussman noted that someone who cheated for the reason that he or she was treated badly or heavily neglected in the previous relationship has better chances of finding long-lasting love with the person he or she cheated with compared to someone who cheats out of sexual boredom.

Experts agree that the key to making an unhealthy affair blossom into a healthy lasting relationship is communication.

It is important for couples to openly discuss, with or without professional help, why they resulted to cheating in the first place. They need to figure out what went wrong in the previous relationship, what can be done to prevent it from happening again and how they can make things much better this time.

Do you know of anyone who’s successfully turned an affair into an honest relationship? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.

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How Children Are Affected When Parents Spend So Much Time on Mobile Phones

This should be a wake-up call for parents everywhere.

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As parents, we all know that excessive screen time is bad for children. In fact, a recent study even tells us that it can lead to brain damage. This should be a serious warning for all of us to ensure that our kids do not stay stuck using their mobile devices all too often.

But have you ever imagined the negative effects if the roles are reversed? Some parents are guilty of spending too much time on their phones, too, right? And how exactly are the children affected when that happens?

Well a global survey gives us the answers.

Conducted by AVG Technologies, the said survey was answered by over 6,000 children from Brazil, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States. The participants were composed of youngsters ages 8 to 13 years old.

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The Sad Story of the Filipino Slave Whose Tattooed Skin Was Displayed at Oxford

In the late 1600s, an unfortunate Filipino slave with intricate tattoos was brought to England and became known as the “Painted Prince.”

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In the late 1600s, a Filipino slave caused quite a sensation when he arrived in England. The Filipino was given the name "Prince Giolo." People also called him the "Painted Prince" because his body was adorned with intricate tattoos. However, the man didn't exactly live like royalty. In fact, he was treated like a freak and dismissed as a savage.

As it turns out, the Filipino slave wasn't really named Prince Giolo. His real name was said to be Jeoly. His journey to England wasn't by choice. He was a victim of circumstance and other people's greed.

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Comics Artist Shows Us How Vastly Different Western and Chinese Cultures Are

Hilarious and interesting at the same time. Check out #5!

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What first comes to mind when you hear about China? Some of us would likely think about the fantastic food, its famous Great Wall, or perhaps some of the not-so nice aspects of the country (such as blatant piracy of products).

Well whether you’ve been there or not, there’s no denying that Chinese culture is indeed vastly different compared with the western. We’ve all seen that in books, movies, and in the news. Or maybe you’ve even personally noticed some differences as you observed your Chinese classmates, co-workers, or neighbors.

One artist on Instagram is currently making waves online for accurately depicting the distinct cultural disparaties between China and the west.

Born and raised in Beijing, Siyu has eventually spent 10 years “traveling, studying and working abroad in the US, UK, and France.” So yes, this artist has seen and experienced what it feels like living in both sides of the world – and this served as the inspiration for an ongoing weekly online comics series called Tiny Eyes.

In a BoredPanda post, Siyu shared:

“I started ‘Tiny Eyes’ comics a year ago in the hope of sharing Chinese culture through everyday life. To me, learning about other cultures has always been a fun experience, and I want to pass this feeling to people who are curious about China.

“In lots of my comics, I compare Chinese culture to western culture. Through comparison, we realize how differently we act in front of the same situation and how we tend to think in a certain way instead of another.

“In the end, every culture is ‘weird’ in its way, but it’s also the weirdness that makes it interesting.”

Check out the comics below along with some captions from the artist:

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