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Which Things People Define As 'Cheating' In A Relationship

Reddit user lola-starr98 asked: 'What do you consider cheating in a relationship?'

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It's safe to say that the conventions of romantic relationships have greatly evolved over time.

As evidenced by the ever-growing number of people in open or polyamorous relationships.

Leaving one to wonder, what exactly constitutes "cheating" in this day and age.

Of course, this could be a personal decision, based on the ground rules people set in their own relationships.

Even so, one can't help but question if there are some instances that are always cheating, whether or not the relationship is monogamous.

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What exactly is in that recipe?

That is one of life's most important questions.

With allergies and tastes all over the map, best to always ask before you eat.

Everyone has strong thoughts on food.

There is a visceral hatred for certain combinations and ingredients.

Families have fallen out over serving sweet potato pie or pumpkin.

The kitchen can be a dangerous place.

So let's try for a civil conversation.

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Photo of an iphone, laptop and mug that says "Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion"
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Our word is our bond.

If we don't stand by our truth, then who are we?

Now that is not to say we can't change our minds about things.

Changing our minds on our opinions often signals that we've learned something new.

Therefore we've grown and now stand over here.

Sadly that seems to be missing more and more these says.


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Some people tend to make negative assumptions prematurely, which can then backfire on them after learning later about the context of various situations.

However, there are times when their observations are correct.

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When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016, many felt that it was the beginning of the end of the Republican party.

As Trump's fear-mongering and rhetoric were a far cry from the policies of what the Republican party stood for in the days of Abraham Lincoln.

For many long-standing Republicans and conservatives, it marked the end of their time registered in the party, swiftly shifting to becoming a democrat or independent.

There were also many who remained loyal to their party but their support for the 45th president gradually vanished by the time he left office, in relative disgrace, in January of 2021.

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