With friends like these...
Sad that it does seem to be everywhere. Also sad that children find out. My 14 year old knows.
I have very few friends, and if someone I know is a cheater, I have always distanced myself from them. Didn't want to be associated with any part of that lifestyle. Now it is unfortunately a part of my life.
I have a closely related female family member who is married 10+ years. I recently heard that she was the OW in her husband's previous marriage. It is true. And it seems like everytime I see them together she treats him with such disrespect. Not a healthy marriage. I wonder if she finally asked herself how she could respect a cheater?
My 14 year old has a friend her age whose mother was supporting and encouraging my WW's A. This girl's mother is known far and wide as a serial adulterer. Her daughter and my daughter have been friends since pre-k, same age. The best I can do is to teach my daughter right from wrong and that she does not have to make the same poor decisions other people make. She is very intelligent and responsible, understands consequences and cause and effect better than her mother.
Since it does seem to be everywhere, and she was exposed to it, I'm trying to make sure she knows it is wrong, hopefully my efforts will have a positive effect in her future. Ounce of prevention, pound of cure, I hope!