Cheating means breaking the rules you have agreed on in a committed relationship. Usually cheating refers to sexual infidelity or adultery. If you're making out or having sex with someone outside of your committed relationship, it means you’re cheating on your partner.
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Cheating doesn’t always have to be sexual. Sometimes cheating is on an emotional level. When someone shares intimate thoughts with a person who’s not their partner, it’s called emotional cheating.
Cheating of any form can cause a lot of sorrow in relationships and can even lead to break-up or divorce. Find out more about cheating in our Cheating: top five facts.