I'm not sure if this has been covered before. If so, please forgive me.
I want to hear people's opinion on what cheating is. It seems to me a lot of Catholics will say, especially women, that they would not divorce their husband unless he physically abused her or "cheated" on her.
Of course, I mean legal divorce, even if they remain married in the eyes of the church. Many would probably seek an annulment. Anyway, it seems the definition of cheating has "evolved", and I am wondering if these women are no different than the general populace but have just broadened the definition so they feel justified in their actions.
It's almost common knowledge that a man can cheat without even being in the same physical place as his cheating partner. I've often heard women saying their husband is cheating because he's emailing someone back and forth, or he facebooked someone, or he commented on someone's photo. This is called "emotional cheating". The definition seems so broad, almost any contact with the opposite sex who is not the man's wife is considered cheating.
Does anyone think to some extent this is a cop-out? Maybe a couple is having some other issues and then this is a convenient catalyst?
I know people might think I'm being naive or insensitive, but that's not my goal here. I want to get other people's opinions about what "cheating" means. I know a lot of women will move out of the house, seek an annulment, or seek a civil divorce for cheating, so I think it's an important subject and obviously requires a serious reason.