12:18 am January 6, 2012, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
All too frequently married couples split when one spouse cheats. Often friends take sides and just disengage from the other spouse. They unfriend them on Facebook, they don’t call them or see them. And sometimes, it’s just that simple.
But what if you run in community circles where you still see both spouses? What about at the gym, around the neighborhood or school events? How do you treat the offending spouse?
Do you act like nothing has happened and stay out of it? Do you pretend not to know? (I can see this approach for acquaintances but what about for good friends – obviously you know!)
Do you give them the cold shoulder? Are you hostile? Do you yell or scold them? Do you tell them they are bad? Do you want an apology?
Do you ask the injured spouse how they want you to act? What if they say “Cut his tires!” What do you do?
What is the proper etiquette for social situations with the cheating spouse?
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