In an Article edited by the APA (American Psychology Association); The 21st Century woman is more Aggressive and Assertive than the 70’s or 80’s woman i.e the Ladies of our Generation are not docile like our parents time and they take no nonsense from Men or even women of their peers.This being said, my question remains is it ok for a woman to retaliate or step out on her boyfriend or husband if he’s unfaithful?
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In most cases in Nigeria men are most likely to cheat, flirt and have 2 or more girlfriends. This puts a lot of strain and emotional / cognitive weight on the women in this situation who most times have dedicated their time and effort to make the relationship work and they keep seeing signs of their Bf or husband’s infidelity.
Different women have different coping mechanisms to help them through the situation. some women go on a eating spree, some confront the side-chick, some burn or trash her bfs clothes or cars while others decide to step out on their man as well and have their own affair. In my opinion if you Love your man this is not the best approach or solution to the problem because it’s not going to stop the Unfaithful man but only compound issues.
Let’s also note that there’s a double standard in cheating which makes it a “swag” or an “ego booster” for men who cheat and “taboo” or “slut effect” for women who cheat. Society has classified women who cheat as “Bad Eggs” no matter the circumstance. The best and Universal approach is to access and do a damage control in your relationship and if it’s not worth it leave the relationship.
Not all men cheat