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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

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I used to have a best friend; let’s call her Jill.  She was the best friend a girl could have.  We were friends for a long time and could tell each other anything. 

When she got engaged to her boyfriend; Jack, of a couple years, I was so happy for her.  Of course she asked me to be her maid of honor and we began planning things right away.

A few months went by when Jack’s best friend came to me and told me that Jack cheated on Jill.  I was shocked; I didn’t understand how someone could do that to such a great girl.

I told Jack’s best friend to tell Jack that he needed to tell Jill.  The response back from Jack, “I’ll tell her if she asks.”  Jill had no idea he was cheating on her, so she had no reason to ask him about it.

I thought and worried for days about the situation.  I didn’t want to get in the middle of things, but I also didn’t want my best friend marrying a guy that cheated on her.

I finally decided the best thing would be to tell her.  Our other best friend, Jill and I went to the park where I told what I had heard from Jack’s best friend.  She wasn’t completely surprised especially when she found out who the other girl was.

Jill said she wanted to see him.  We went to his house and Jack and Jill went outside and talked.  I waited in the house until it was time for me to leave.  When I saw them sitting in the garage and saw she had been crying, she quietly told me she was going to give him another chance.  I looked at him and walked away.

I was mad.  How could someone who is such an amazing person take back the one person who out of everyone in the world is the one she should be able to trust and yet broke it?

Later on that day, I was told by one of Jack’s roommates that Jack said I was not allowed at his house anymore because I cause too much drama.  Excuse me, but he is the one who cheated.

Time went by and Jack and I decided to be civil to one another.  I accepted that she still loved him and wanted to marry him.

Time went by, and he cheated on her other times.  

The story ends a few months later with Jack beating me up and Jill choosing him over me.  After the incident of him assaulting me, I told her she could com stay with me.  She chose to stay with him and never talk to me again.  Cheating not only hurts the person that is cheated on, but others around them. 

Understanding the reason people cheat will never be an easy thing to grasp.  According to truthaboutdeception.com  “infidelity often brings forth feelings of rejection, betrayal, anger, sadness, and doubt.”

Jill and I no longer talk.  She is still getting married in a few months.  I miss her a lot and all I want is my old best friend back.

Moral of the story:  If you have a great girl that’s worth a million dollars, don’t wander away for scum worth pennies.

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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater