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Cheating (Part 2)

Cheating (Part 2)

Date: Dec 19 2006

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Last week, we posted Part 1 of a two-part lesson about cheating.

We found out that Emily got cheated on when she was in high school. She was really hurt. She has never cheated on a boyfriend.

In that same conversation, Mason confessed that he has cheated on previous girlfriends.

This week, their chat continues. Listen to Mason tell Emily why he cheated and how he deals with it.

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Emily

Emily

Mason:  I rationalized it because I was…

Emily:  You were lonely?

Mason:  We were both, no, no, no… We were both young, and, like, I have this very cynical view of relationships that, you know, a relationship that starts before a certain age, I think, is kind of doomed to fail so…

Emily:  Agreed.

Mason:  Really, what does it matter? Um, not that this, any of this, makes it more OK. But… And then the other thing is, you’re just kinda like, anyone who spends a prolonged period of time away from their significant person…

Emily:  Is bound to cheat.

Mason:  It’s just, it leaves that wiggle room, you know, and… Now I’m totally of the school that if you cheat on someone, you don’t, you don’t tell. You don’t fess up to that. And I’m a big honesty person, but that’s one thing that does not need to be discussed.

Emily:  See, I would think that that would just eat away at me because I know how painful it was to be cheated on.

Mason:  Well, then you better not cheat. If you can’t stomach it… If you can’t stomach it, you keep it in your pants.

Emily:  So, did it, did it… I mean, it wasn’t disturbing to you at all? You didn’t feel like karma was gonna come back and bite you in the butt?

Mason:  Maybe that’s why I haven’t, like, had a girlfriend in a while. Um, I didn’t think of it at the time.

 

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討論

Mason thinks that relationships between super-young people usually end at some point because it takes maturity to sustain a long-term relationship. That attitude, combined with long periods of time traveling and away from his lovers, helped him justify his infidelities. He does admit that it was never really OK.

When Mason says “significant person,” he means “significant other.” “Significant other” is a term that means boyfriend or girlfriend or spouse.

Furthermore, Mason believes that cheaters must never confess.

Emily says there is no way she could live with such a dark secret. She also worries about karmic repercussions.

Should cheaters confess their betrayal? Or should they live with the lie?

 

意見

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I hate lie and cheating…I can’t stand these people and i hate them…


In Persian we say “moon won’t be covered by moon for ever” and that means one day others understand every thing and you can’t hide the truth for ever…


I do believe in it :)

05:59 PM Jan 18 2014 |

charmingrose70

Viet Nam

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06:33 PM Apr 10 2010 |

kaja_123

kaja_123

India

Many people can be

 Responsible for your

   SUCCESS

But,Only you are

 Responsiple for your

  FAILIURE…...

So, FRIENDS

Allways Don't loss Selfconfident

All the best.

01:41 AM Jan 30 2008 |

vivi bulat

Romania

Hi

Thank yoy to all who help us to learn English!!!!

Gob bless you all!

11:48 PM Jan 17 2008 |

saif1122

United Arab Emirates

hi

05:23 PM Jan 17 2008 |

vivi bulat

Romania

What goes around comes around..wthat it means???

 I think is about something that does not last in time…

Am I right or not?

Thank you a lot for helping me!

 

Hi

Yes, you are right.

Have a good day!

You can try and onother site in order to learn Enhlish (Livemocha)

God bless you!

12:09 AM Oct 05 2007 |

oceanscent

China

Great

09:10 PM Dec 20 2006 |

soo16

soo16

Qatar

I like it

09:32 PM Dec 19 2006 |

waleedmahmoud

Egypt

Exceptional

02:49 PM Dec 19 2006 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

Nida_tehreem@hotmail.com

09:47 AM Dec 19 2006 |

June.Zou

June.Zou

China

wow,I’m doomed to take upon myself to cheat someone

05:45 AM Dec 19 2006 |

Everwelwisher

Pakistan

nice lesson

05:32 AM Dec 19 2006 |

teddy008

teddy008

China

well,you’d better not theat,if you cann’t stomach it.
A beautiful sentence.

01:29 AM Dec 19 2006 |

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