Ever had that sinking feeling downrange, when the care packages and emails dry up, that your significant other is doin’ the do while you’re embracing the suck? Well, guess what, buttercup: Crying into your dopp kit over boo’s infidelities could wreck your PFT score, bodily functions, and longevity on this mortal coil.
For their study, the researchers surveyed 232 college students who had been cheated on within the past three months…
“As we expected, people who experienced more emotional and psychological distress after being cheated on engaged in more risky behaviors,” Shrout told PsyPost. “They were more likely to eat less or not eat at all, use alcohol or marijuana more often, have sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or over-exercise. Being cheated on seems to not only have mental health consequences, but also increases risky behaviors.”
Shocker, right? But here are three more freaky facts for you:
Getting cheated on can wreck a woman’s well-being the most. “We think this is because women typically place higher importance on the relationship as a source of self and identity,” Shrout told PsyPost. “As a result, women who have been cheated on might be more likely to have poorer mental health and engage in unhealthy, risky behavior because their self-perceptions have been damaged.”
Youth sucks. These study subjects were a bunch of early 20-somethings, who admittedly suck at coping with adversity or handling liquor. But they also tend not to have the stablest relationships to begin with. What happens when you look at slightly older folks who got cucked out of a long partnership or marriage? That’s what the researchers want to find out next.
Know what helps? Blaming the cheater. People who “blamed themselves for their partner cheating, such as feeling like it was their fault or they could have stopped it, were more likely to engage in risky behaviors,” Shrout told PsyPost. “However, blaming their partner for cheating was not directly related to risky behavior involvement. It was interesting to find that these effects were stronger for women than men.”
So if you’re gonna get dropped like a leaky just-microwaved Hot Pocket, be an asshole about it. It sucks for everyone around you, but apparently it’s good for your health. Snowflake.
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