Relationships are fragile. They grow on mutual respect, communication and trust, but easily fall apart when that trust is broken. This happens often nowadays, when temptations await at every corner, and when we’re taught to believe that nothing is irreplaceable. The more we consume, the more selfish we are and the more our relationships suffer.

Cheating doesn’t happen because the cheater is constrained by higher forces to cheat. The cheater chooses to cheat, because he is unhappy with himself or with the relationship. Instead of trying to fix the problem, they choose the selfish and hurtful path, that of breaking a commitment just to scratch an itch.

Most people consider that cheating happens when the partner has sex with another person. But a relationship has many facets, and when these facets get compromised, the entire relationship crumbles.

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Sex is only one of these facets, so not the only manifestation of cheating. Here are a few more:

#1. You refuse to respond to phone calls and text messages

It might not look like much, but what this means is that you’re putting other aspects of your life above your partner. When you ignore text messages or calls, you’re basically cheating with your work, or with whatever you’re choosing to do at that moment.

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#2. You bail on your date night without any justifiable excuses

When you do this, you’re showing your partner how little respect you have for them, that you can bail on anything, including your relationship. They deserve at least a good explanation and not just shrugged shoulders.

#3. You fail to realize that the relationship isn’t just about you

Selfishness is a form of cheating in the sense that you’re cheating your partner out of the love and respect they should normally be getting in a relationship.

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#4. You don’t put in enough time or effort to make things work

If you’re expecting your relationship to work effortlessly, think again. Relationships are hard. They require work and patience and, if you’re unwilling to put in the necessary time and effort, your empty promises are cheating your partner out of the kind of relationship you let them believe they would have.

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#5. You refuse to talk about the future of your relationship

Talking about the future and making plans are two very important aspects in a relationship. If your views of the future and your expectations do not align from the beginning, but you knowingly postpone the conversation, you’re cheating your partner out of the future they want and expect for themselves.

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