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The dangers of cheating

By Sowetan Live | Jun 13, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 20 ]

Cheating on your partner does not only destroy your relationship but it can also cause irreversible damage to the entire family.

The Justice Department’s 2012-13 annual report showed that the divorce rate had increased by 28% from 39 573 to 50 517 cases.

Adultery was named as one the biggest factors contributing to most separations.

Excuses given by those who cheat include boredom, lack of emotional support to just plain old curiosity.

However for every action there’s a reaction. For the regular man on the street the fallout from a cheating scandal can sometimes be easily contained however the same cannot be said for high profile personalities.

Here are some examples:

1. US golfer Tiger Woods’ infidelity almost destroyed his career and ended in one of the world’s most expensive divorce settlements. His private life was put on full display for the world to see.

2. Actress Kristen Stewart earned a bad reputation in the industry by cheating on Robert Pattinson with Rupert Saunders. The cheating scandal may have even cost her some future roles.

Locally ‘side chicks’ or mistresses have used the media and social networks as outlets for their anger after affairs with their married partners ended.

Most recently DJ Black Coffee had to deal with two women who claimed to have been involved in adulterous relationships with him.

In another high profile case, this week a prominent married businessman’s private parts were published on Twitter by a jilted lover.

The women published posted a picture of what she claimed was the businessman’s penis on Twitter and even tagged his son on the post.

So is it all worth it?

If you are considering straying from your relationship consider these disadvantages first:

Reputation: Those who respect you and hold you to a high standard will be shattered. What you have spent years building could be destroyed in a day.

Children: Your children are the innocent victims in all this. Do they deserve the humiliation and shame a cheating scandal could put them through?

Money: Depending on whether you have a pre-nuptial agreement or not, your spouse could clean you out and leave you penniless.

STDs and HIV: This needs no explanation.


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Moputso wa kuku le p!p! ke ho fellwa ke chelete

Jun 13, 2014 1:57 | 0 replies


no matter what anybody can say about Christianity to me it has been a lifesaver. cheating had become so much of a problem in my life and was already way out of control. but since i became a Christian the life of discipline required of me made me to train myself to resist the temptation, slowly and slowly i had been able to deal with that as well as other challenges like alchohol which i have not touched for 4 years now.

Jun 13, 2014 2:0 | 3 replies


Igama lenkosi malibongwe!

Jun 13, 2014 2:18 | 0 replies


,,,,but you still call yourself "Maneater"?

Jun 13, 2014 2:22 | 0 replies


liar, liar, change has to come fron inside not outside, so I say wait till one of the church people is willing to take u back the dark lane and u will see, i dont wish u back in that life but i would belive if u said i stoped bymyself after i had decided enough is enough, and to keep temtations out i joined the church, otherwise u sound like lundi to me

Jun 13, 2014 2:29 | 0 replies


Did someone actually get paid to write this obvious stuff?

Jun 13, 2014 2:3 | 0 replies


Motse o thata ka nyatsi. Cheating has always been part of human nature.It must just be leagalised.

Jun 13, 2014 2:9 | 0 replies


happy is we who are single!

Jun 13, 2014 2:17 | 1 replies


so wuwe nesandla sakho nje kuphela we Dubulaamanzi?

Jun 13, 2014 3:1 | 0 replies


Its'been a while I don't sing tjo, kungcono ngifake isonto once.

Jun 13, 2014 2:19 | 0 replies


I think now onwards i must speak with my mother tongue just like S.Cold.No more English

Jun 13, 2014 2:20 | 0 replies


just came here to read the comments especially from difefe.

Jun 13, 2014 2:30 | 0 replies


Well when you go around choosing your wife from a line-up, can you really be surprised?

Jun 13, 2014 2:38 | 0 replies


The women published posted a picture of what she claimed was the businessman’s penis on Twitter and even tagged his son on the post.............................................................................................. whats up with the taking of pictures mara?

Jun 13, 2014 3:3 | 0 replies


Who ever wrote this article must express this to No.1. Not us as ordinary man. We know what is right or wrong.

Jun 13, 2014 3:8 | 0 replies