Unfaithful spouses sometimes get caught in the act of cheating, other times through a text message, stain on a shirt or tell tales.
However, important questions that trouble the mind afterwards are; What next after that earth-shattering discovery? How is one meant to react? What are you supposed to do? And what are you not supposed to?
The chances of catching a cheating wife or a cheating husband are always there and when one does discover a cheating partner, they could either choose to end the relationship or continue with it.
Whatever the case though, below are things to never do when you catch your partner having an affair.
Being cheated on is not grounds for battering your partner. The law will take its full course and you would have lost on two sides – your partner, and your freedom.
You could argue that losing a shameless, cheating partner is not really a loss but still, the point stands.
It is enough heartbreak that your partner did not turn out to be deserving of your trust and affection as you thought they were. Don’t lose your freedom because of them.
Domestic violence is never acceptable and resorting to that will leave you full of nothing but regret and possibly a few night in jail.
Making a public scene
Do not make a public scene, however, keep in mind that this decision is not because the cheating person deserves any pity. But you’d be doing this for yourself.
Causing a public scene either by fighting or screaming or something else will be embarrassing for you and you do not need that.
It is better to walk away from that scene of discovery and plot your next move without drawing the attention of a crowd.
You can noiselessly treat his or her misbehaviours and that’s the advisable, classy way to go about it.
Leaking your ex partners nudes should you decide to do so, will put you in more trouble than he/she, as revenge porn as it is called, is a crime punishable by law in some quarters.
Revenge porn or revenge pornography is the distribution of sexually explicit images or video of individuals without their consent and this is what you’d be guilty of if you decide, in your indignation, to share that picture of your partner online.
Staying with a cheating partner or choosing to leave is your prerogative, do not allow yourself to be pressured into taking a decision against your will or against your better judgement.