If you know someone is cheating on their significant other, would you do anythin

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (16 posts)
  1. Film Fanatic 603 profile image59
    Film Fanatic 603posted 6 years ago

    If you know someone is cheating on their significant other, would you do anything about it?

  2. profile image0
    AaronHubb89posted 6 years ago

    Depends on if the cheater is more my friend than the cheated. If the cheater is my friend, I would tell him/her to go tell his/her significant other to go make things right before something bad happens. If my friend was the cheated I would still probably say the same thing to the cheater but I would also warn the cheated without blatantly telling him/her.

  3. JBrumett profile image60
    JBrumettposted 6 years ago

    I actually faced this problem once.  A guy in the group of friends I use to hang out with was always cheating on his fiance, I finally got tired of it and made the mistake mentioning to other friends I was going to tell her.  One of my former friends decided to tell the cheater what I was about to do, and before I knew it I had roughly 10 angry people to contend with standing in front of me. 

    Lets just say I wasn't able to tell her.  =-P

    1. profile image0
      AaronHubb89posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's ridiculous that someone would have the audacity to confront you for taking a stand against the wrong this friend of yours was doing. Did she ever find out some other way? I'm sorry, that just irks me that people can be so stupid sometimes.

    2. JBrumett profile image60
      JBrumettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No idea if she ever found out, I stopped associating myself with them after that.  Yeah, believe me I was pretty surprised when they all showed up to confront me, because most of these people I knew for close to 10 years.  =-P

    3. profile image0
      AaronHubb89posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's so sad, I'm sorry to hear that. What did they do? Threaten you somehow? Was it guys and girls together? I hate this generation and their mixed views of right and wrong.

    4. JBrumett profile image60
      JBrumettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Just group of guys that I use to hang out with.  An argument that eventually led to a fist fight.  Technically its a life lesson to learn not to associate with those type of people before those things happen.

    5. profile image0
      AaronHubb89posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, what a bunch of douchebags, I'm so sorry again. UGH I feel heated over this for you lol anyways, i'll stop bugging you. I just don't why guys want to have a gf, just to cheat on them...doesn't make sense and it's not fair. God bless, dude

    6. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you should have kept yor nose out of your friend's business, then you wouldn't have had that problem.

    7. JBrumett profile image60
      JBrumettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Actually being as I work out like crazy and have combat training;  It was more of a problem for them MickS.   I don't need your advice on how to do things, I can take care of myself. =-P

    8. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So, you do combat training and work out, so what,  that is not an excuse for you to poke your nose into other people's busines. I wasn't giving advice, you complained about the confrontation, I answered the cause of the confrontation.

    9. JBrumett profile image60
      JBrumettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Obviously you've never had a job before, because when people have affairs it actually is everyone's business, which is why people get fired.  Same as in a group where someone doesn't hide what he's doing.  He makes it everyone's business.  Grow-up.

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Why should T, it's none of my business...........................

  5. Admiral Murrah profile image70
    Admiral Murrahposted 6 years ago

    Discovering someone cheating often poses some sticky situations and ethical dilemmas. Before taking action, you need to think through the issues involved. This article reviews some of the important issues to consider in those situations. read more

  6. Mazzy Bolero profile image77
    Mazzy Boleroposted 6 years ago

    The problem is of course that people shoot the messenger.

    However, if I was being cheated on and everyone knew but me, I would find that humiliating and I would want my friends to tell me.

    So if I knew someone was cheating, I would do what has already been suggested and confront the cheater, but if that didn't produce a result, I might try to find some way of helping the cheated person find out - unless they were one of those people who prefer to have their head in the sand.  It's a diplomatic minefield, though.  It's better if he/she can find out for themselves.

  7. profile image0
    paxwillposted 6 years ago

    Confronting the cheater is fine, but confronting the person who's being cheated on is trickier.  Personally, I would not do it unless I had first tried talking to the cheater AND the victim was a close friend or family member.  By not saying anything to anyone, you allow a situation where one person can become exposed to STDs that their cheating partner picks up.  It's a health issue too.

    It's true that people tend to shoot the messenger, but then again people will also hold a grudge against anyone who kept that secret from them. Can you imagine how you would feel if your spouse was cheating on you and all your friends knew but kept their mouths shut?  You probably wouldn't be friends with them anymore.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)