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.
Woman Performs Surgery On A Butterfly With Broken Wings – And It Worked!
Despite having no medical expertise, she was able to perform a successful wing transplant.
Monarch butterflies are perhaps one of the most interesting species, with wings that seem to be a work of art. They can only live from two weeks to five months the most. Apparently, there was a certain butterfly on a brink of death. It basically came into this world with a defected wing.
Romy McCloskey vowed to raise three monarch butterflies, but one of these creatures had a problem on its wings. Determined he could save it, Romy turned her home into a mini operating room. She even used common household items in performing a wing transplant. Yes, that's right – a wing transplant!
What is more interesting is the fact that Romy had no medical expertise whatsoever. She was a “professional costume designer and master hand embroiderer,” though. Still, she managed to make the operation successful. ...
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Underwear, books, live crabs, even gold!
It's hard to imagine modern life without vending machines. These convenient receptacles give us our quick fixes of essentials, such as instant food and drinks. Lately, we've heard of vending machines for items that we never thought would end up in them in the first place - such as underwear, books, live crabs, even gold! Seriously.
If you're having a hard time believing that they exist, check out this list of the most interesting vending machines around the world.
1. Calvin Klein Underwear
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Drones have brought an extraordinary revolution in photography and shown here are the best images captured in 2017.
Drone photography is changing the way we view the world. The opportunity to see the world from above gives us a metamorphic experience where a circus suddenly looks like a box of sweets, a leafless tree transforms into a spider web, or a desert turns into a pastel painting. We rarely get the chance to turn our perspective upside down but the aerial photographers deliver us a whole feast of colors, texture and outstanding beauty we can never appreciate from down here.
The Dronestagram community is the perfect site online to see such artistic shots of landscapes. It probably holds the largest collection of aerial photos submitted by drone lovers worldwide. The site allows both professional and hobby photographers to share their captures in one place so others can see their works and get inspiration from them.