Thinking About Cheating? 12 Reasons Why You Should
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It’s their fault
The Blame Game is the cheater’s favorite game, because it allows justification for what he or she already knows is bad behavior. Rather than exploring the option of addressing mental and emotional issues that lead to thoughts of betrayal and eventually the act of betrayal, many cheaters would excuse themselves by placing blame. Excuses like, “I don’t get enough attention,” and “They’re never home,” are classic quotes.
Blame is the easy out. It allows the cheater to acknowledge the bad behavior, and justify it at the same time, without having to take responsibility or address the root problem. Often, the cheater fears a too-heavy emotional and mental burden if confronted.
Avoidance leads to blame, and blame to self-sabotage and the constant undermining of both parties’ self-esteem.