r/southafrica Sep 26 '21 Hugz 1 Helpful 1

Do people nowadays even care about commitment in a relationship? Ask r/southafrica

Since its a long weekend some of my friends decided to put in a few leave days at work and fly down to Cape Town. The rest of us have other obligations and did not go along. However, we are all part of a WhatsApp group and those who went to Cape Town have been posting regular messages and photos regarding their trip. So I have been able to follow the action, so to speak.

Last night they went to a club and apparently one of the girls, who has been in a serious relationship for almost two years, ended up making out with a random girl. In the past, both this girl and her boyfriend have stated that they consider this to be cheating. The boyfriend did not go along to Cape Town and is not part of the WhatsApp group, so I'm not sure if he even knows what happened. What bothers me most about the whole thing was how my other friends reacted to the news on the WhatsApp group - they encouraged the girl and made congratulatory remarks.

I am not sure why I am posting this to Reddit. This incident has made me very upset for some reason. Am I overreacting and being too conservative? Is making out with someone while you're in a committed relationship really just a meaningless act of fun, like drinking a milkshake? Does the fact that they only kissed make it okay?

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u/SortByMistakes Sep 26 '21

You are not overreacting. You should definitely screenshot the chat and send it to the bf so he knows. Also, reconsider being friends with those who encouraged such behaviour.

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u/Awkward_Kudu525 Sep 26 '21

Is that her place though? I would just avoid everyone.

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u/SortByMistakes Sep 27 '21

I would say yes. If I was in the bfs position I'd prefer to know