Do you think a married couple can get past cheating, or any kind of infidelity, and survive?
– KC in Boca Raton, FL
Good question, and Boca is nice. I have family there. I need to preface this answer with a disclaimer :
I have never been married. I’ve never been engaged. My ratio of first dates to fourth dates is roughly the same as the ratio of “episodes of Two and a Half Men” to “episodes of Two and a Half Men that were funny.”
You could view this as a simple and obvious reason for not being prepared to answer the question, or a surprising asset in that I’ve had plenty of time [like, measured in presidential terms] to observe closely, without prejudice, very successful and spectacular disaster marriages. For the sake of this exercise, let’s just assume the latter so that we can all pretend this has a chance of being valid.