Here’s how to know if your partner is cheating
If you find yourself making plans to hang out with someone you might have a thing for or your ex, while keeping your partner uninformed, you’re probably cheating. If you’re hesitant to show your online chats to your partner ‘coz you were probably catching up with an ex and are now regularly talking to them, you’re cheating.
Having said that, according to some examples on the internet, if you complimented someone on how they look but didn’t inform your partner about it also counts as micro-cheating. Isn’t that a little bizarre? Especially ‘coz you didn’t compliment them with an intention to hurt your partner! Those two could be completely different situations.
What’s the legitimacy of this term?
Whatever falls under the micro-cheating criteria is something that’s being done since many years, and now, it just has a new terminology. We believe that in a relationship, only the people involved are the ones to mutually agree upon what’s right and what isn’t. Extremely oddly specific examples of what micro-cheating could be are all over the internet and people are not happy about them. Most of them sound like gestures of niceness or friendliness without any wrong intentions, so why exactly put these wide varieties of behaviour into a vague term called micro-cheating?
TL;DR : Micro-cheating is “subtle betrayal” that’s been characterised by some specific examples of behaviour by a psychologist.