Cheating can be traumatic and is one of the more challenging problems faced in a relationship. And most of us have been hurt by a previous partner at some point in our lives. While many people are taken aback if and when they find out that their spouse or partner is cheating, others may suspect infidelity because of actions that are out of the norm.
Cheating is defined differently by different people. However, we all understand that things like jumping into bed or kissing someone who’s not your significant other are the biggest red flags. As a result, setting limits early on in the relationship is critical to ensuring a strong relationship.
Recently, a TikTok user shared her opinion about this issue. ‘Liking’ photos of the opposite gender online, or whilst for others are not the only warning flags to look out for. In the video that has been viewed more than 85,000 times, Jill claims: “Cheating isn’t always flirting, kissing or more. If you’re deleting messages or you daren’t leave your phone with your partner, you go into panic mode – then you’re already there.”
The TikTok Video
“Cheating isn’t always kissing, flirting, or more,” user Jillt01 says in the viral TikTok. “If you’re deleting messages, or you don’t leave your phone with your partner, you go into panic mode — then you’re already there.”
Users that saw the video, unsurprisingly, all had strong feelings about it.
The Video Has Gone Viral
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The video was bombarded by over 100,000 people who have seen the video, with about 5,000 replies and hundreds of comments. It’s created a debate among Jillt01’s users over what is considered cheating and what is considered regular and harmless activity.
People are now analyzing their own behavior, particularly in regard to smartphone use and social media.
The TikTok User’s Opinions
The majority of TikTok users who commented on Jill’s video agreed that shady cell phone behavior is considered cheating.
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Jill’s video received mostly positive feedback.
However, not everyone agreed with Jill’s viewpoint. Cell phones have obviously complicated relationships, and some users have pointed out that not everything is black and white.
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TikTok user User A likened a person’s cell phone to a private diary, while User8696364601082 asked what happened to the concept of innocent until proven guilty, and said Jill’s rush to judgment was “overreacting.”