And some of them break up.
Others try to stay and work on the relationship.
But it does seem to be a common theme that the cheating partner gets angry that the one who was cheated on does not move on fast enough for their liking.
Often, the cheater will not allow the faithful one to be angry….
One thing I’ve found common with just about every instance of infidelity that I’ve come across (and yes, personal experience does apply here) is that the guilty party will always accuse their partner of cheating or thinking about cheating…. because they are trying to justify themselves.
They may not have cheated yet. But they will have at least thought about it, been tempted or nearly acted on it. They are simply trying to assuage their own guilt.
Because if the other party has a wandering eye too, then they aren’t the arseholes that society will say they are. There is lack of fidelity on both sides (yay for healthy relationship concepts!).
So I’ve always said and will continue to warn everyone - if your partner starts accusing you of cheating or wanting to cheat, and you honestly have not considered it, or done anything to warrant such a statement then be alert - it probably means there is someone else in your partners life that they either have or want to sleep with.
So, be adult. Discuss the accusation rationally. Communication is always the key. If they truly do want to keep your relationship in tact, then they will work with you to work through it…. before a heart gets broken.
Personally, my motto is - once a cheater - ALWAYS a cheater! Even if they cheated in a previous relationship - what makes you think they won’t do that to you? What makes you so special? And if you think otherwise, but I’m sorry, you’re delusional and also a little self-centered for thinking so little of the previous partner.