If television and movies have taught us anything about relationships, it's that commitments aren't as binding as some might believe. Spend two minutes watching The Good Wife, The Americans, Scandal, Mad Men, or Game of Thrones and you'll have your pick of extramarital indiscretions. In real life, one in five heterosexual Americans has cheated on their significant other. But it takes two to tango -- and if a straight guy is getting some side action, then there's got to be a woman who's willing to be his alternate dance partner.
People have all different reasons for entering into an affair -- but rarely do these reasons make things less complicated. Here's proof, from the mouths of the women themselves.
He was a known cheater already
"He told me that two years prior, he got a woman (not his wife) pregnant. The woman blackmailed him into telling his wife. He told his wife on fucking MOTHER'S DAY! So my thought at that time was if she put up with that and stayed, she's stupid and has to know he's going to fuck around again. I don't feel that way now… I don't think that's a justifiable reason to sleep with a married man." -- Tiffany*