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If one cheats on their partner (knowing that it"s a 1 time mistake) they should keep it secret

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Started: 9/1/2018 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Basically, If a person cheats on their partner as a one-night stand and/or one-time thing, They should spare their partner the heartbreak and avoid losing the relationship over a mistake, As long as they have no intention on doing it again and have learned from the experience.


If one cheat to another, They should told the partner whether it is one time mistake or whether they don't have intention on it. When you decide to keep it a secret, It is a betrayal to your partner even if your partner didn't know it. It is a selfish thing to say that you just keep it a secret because of your fear of losing your partner. It is better to tell rather than not telling because if your partner really love you. They'll just forgive you, Even if you make a mistake. Suppose if you didn't told your partner. There will be a time that maybe you'll do it again because you're not getting caught. So my opinion is tell the partner even if it's hurting you or your family because it is better that way rather than keep it a secret.
Debate Round No. 1


If we were to base our thinking off of what is beneficial and better for the collective (I. E. Utilitarianism), Being forward coming about the infidelity would be more selfish than anything else.

Firstly, If we are to assume that if one is to disclose their infidelity, Their relationship would end, Therefore ending a good relationship is not beneficial for anyone.

Secondly, It is more selfish to tell your partner that you cheated because you are telling them due to guilt. If they are spared the pain and devastation of betrayal, It makes the collective involved much happier.
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Posted by username13567 3 years ago
this is true
Posted by canis 3 years ago
But "cheating" is never a mistake. . . .
Posted by canis 3 years ago
Cheat does not exist. Only if you know about it. .
Posted by missmedic 3 years ago
If it was a mistake then it is forgivable, But a deception is intentional. It should also be mentioned that you could now be a bio-hazard to the person you are trying to deceive.
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