Many know the heartache of cheating. Especially when you’re cheated on. Well, don’t be sad for too long because a new study has revealed that you’ll out stronger after you’ve fallen victim to a cheating partner.
The study conducted by a group of researchers from Binghamton University found women, in particular, will recover from the heartache while ‘the other woman’ won’t necessarily cope as good.
The researchers surveyed about 6000 people in 96 countries – mostly heterosexual couples, though.
Basically, after you’ve been cheated on, you’ll be able to recognize the signs of cheating in the future and avoid making the same mistake again (fool me once!) And you’d think cheaters would be able to spot other cheaters, but apparently it doesn’t go both ways.
Lead author Craig Morris explained:”The woman who ‘loses’ her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value. Hence, in the long-term, she ‘wins.’”
Furthermore: “The ‘other woman,’ conversely, is now in a relationship with a partner who has a demonstrated history of deception and, likely, infidelity. Thus, in the long-term, she ‘loses.’”
I mean, that’s the best thing to hear after you’ve been cheated on.