Most people in monogamous relationships are quite clear on what they consider “cheating” and what’s fair game. However, your partner can still cross the line without really cheating. These subtle actions can negatively affect trust and create conflict in the relationship. In addition, what might be considered crossing the line to one person might not be to his/her partner. These behaviors can be cues to one partner’s level of respect and faithfulness to their relationship.
What do you think? Look at the statements below, and vote on which behaviors you’d classify as “crossing the line.”
Tune in to TODAY next Tuesday, November 20, when Dr. Berman goes over the results and gives tips on how to handle it when your partner enters the gray area.
Laura Berman, LCSW, Ph.D., is the director of the Berman Center, a specialized health care facility in Chicago that's dedicated to helping women repair their sex lives and find relief from menopausal symptoms. Dr. Berman is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.