Can you cheat and still be in love with someone?
Depending on who you ask, cheating can either be a straightforward topic or one that’s a bit muddy around the edges. For some, if you cheat, then you’re a bad person who deserves to lose your relationship.
For others, cheating isn’t that cut and dry. While I personally don’t condone cheating, I do believe that there are a multitude of reasons why someone would cheat on their partner; and why they would choose to stay in the relationship instead of breaking it off.
Cheating is not always easy for people to understand. Even if you’re the one being cheated on, it can be hard for you to really wrap your head around why your partner cheated. The only person who can really say why they cheated is the cheater.
And even then, even if they are being totally honest about their reasoning, it can still not make sense to anyone but the person who cheated. Ask the zodiac signs who are the most likely to cheat on their partners.
They all cheat for different reasons – some because they’re unhappy, others because they don’t believe in commitment – and they all probably have their own explanations for why cheating seemed like the best option at the time.
While the act of cheating (sometimes even just the idea of it) can totally confuse you (because why would anyone want to sabotage their relationship like that, am I right?), there is still something that can bring up a lot of new questions about the morality of cheating.
Can you cheat on your partner and still be in love with them? Is it possible to cheat on your partner and still knowingly have feelings for them?
Some zodiac signs will say yes. Maybe they think that cheating is more of a physical thing and doesn’t actually damage the relationship emotionally.
Who knows? But that does raise another question: Does cheating on someone mean you don’t still love them? To love someone means you have a deep connection with them. You are attached to them in a way that you’re not attached to anyone else in your life.
That attachment is something that might not come very often, or it might take a long time to form. A lot of times, people cheat on their partners for physical reasons. You’re not in love with the person you’re cheating with, but you are lusting after them.
Does that mean the love you have for your partner completely disappears? Not always. Sex can often be an emotionally-charged experience, but a lot of the time, it’s shallow and meaningless. For some horoscope signs, this makes perfect sense.
They understand the difference between love and lust, and they know that cheating doesn’t mean they can’t only have one or the other. Other zodiac signs simply don’t see it that way, which is just how astrology made their sign.
For the zodiac signs that do see it that way, they can’t help but cheat on their partner, even when they are in love, according to astrology.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries loves very, very deeply. Even if you’ve only been dating him for a few months, you can tell that he’s already smitten with you. Of course, he needs to know that you feel the same way – and soon. There’s nothing that breaks Aries’ heart more than finding out you don’t love him as much as he loves you.
That said, Aries can be pretty intense about his feelings. He’s the kind of person who needs to know right NOW how you feel about him. If he senses even a bit of hesitation, he won’t hesitate to cheat on you. Not because he’s angry, but because he doesn’t know how to pace himself in a relationship. even if he has deep feelings for you, cheating means finding that love he craves.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Committing to someone you really care about is really hard for Gemini. He could be feeling all of the feels of being in love, but the minute someone mentions it to him, he wants out right away. He needs to be the one to come to that conclusion on his own, rather than let someone else dictate how he feels about you.
If Gemini cheats on you, even when he says he loves you, it’s because he’s confused about his feelings. You might be his soulmate, but the thought of committing to one person for the rest of his life is a very scary thought. As hard as it is to accept it, Gemini cheating isn’t meant for any other reason than to prove you’re the one. He might lose you because of it, but that’s just him.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo needs to be swept off his feet in a relationship. He needs a whirlwind romance that can only lead to one thing – true love. If you can give him that, you will have his heart forever. You might not know that you’re in love with him yet, but Leo definitely knows when a relationship is meant to last for a loooong time.
That said, he needs this passionate love affair to go on all day, every day. Nothing is more of a turn-off for Leo than being in a relationship that loses its shine. If he cheats on the one he’s in love with, it’s because he’s looking to fill an empty part of his heart that you can’t give him. He might be madly in love with you, but he also needs constant love and affection, no matter what.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius can be very devoted to his partner, if he knows he’s found the right one. When he does find the right one, it’s someone he can grow with and learn new things from. Love is a learning curve for him – since he doesn’t give his heart to just anyone – so learning the ropes takes time.
Because love is such a foreign concept to him, it can be hard to know when he’s crossed some lines with someone who isn’t his partner. If he starts to feel tied down in his relationship, he might feel like taking a breather. Of course, if his breather includes cheating on his partner, then he might want to reevaluate his idea of being in love… because this isn’t it.
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