Mrs Carter: Is ignorance really bliss?
More and more marriages are facing the devastating results from cheating spouses, but Kyle Richards has recently given some fairly controversial advice concerning the topic of cheating that has many people raising their eyebrows.
The ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star has been married to her husband Mauricio Umansky for 17 years and although she doesn’t exactly condone cheating, she has said that if it was only one encounter and it won’t happen again, then it might be best to never reveal the affair.
In Richards’ new book ‘Life Is Not A Reality Show: Keeping It Real With The Housewife Who Does It All’ she says; “If you cheat once, don’t tell. You get a free pass.”
Kyle was later asked about her comments in the book on ‘Good Morning America’ and she revealed that she knew she was “going to get some heat for that.” She tried to explain her thoughts;
“I’ve seen circumstances with people that I know are in love with their spouse and they made one mistake and I said — this is somebody that I know, nobody that anybody knows here, ‘Listen, if this really was a one time mistake, and you did not put this person in jeopardy,’ I personally think you should deal with it with yourself and with God and not go and say: ‘Honey look what I did,’ because I knew that this would ruin their relationship and their life. And I can tell you that many, many, many years later they’re happy and together and she did make that mistake and she has to carry that and live with that.”
It is rare to cheat and never get caught as the truth almost always finds its way to the surface eventually, but infidelity raises a lot of questions about the marriage as a whole. Why are you cheating? Why are you lying about it? What is missing from your marriage that you would rather seek it somewhere else instead of working on it with your partner? It might be more beneficial to feel those thoughts out before deciding to take a so-called ‘free pass’ to a lifetime of guilt.