Why Do Athletes Think They Can 'Play The Field' And Cheat On Their Partners?
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We've seen it in the media too many times before. The big-shot sports star has his infidelity revealed to his partner and the press and, once the news is out and about, an explosive altercation ensues. Take Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian, for example—a mere two days before the birth of their daughter, True, The Daily Mail released footage of Thompson getting frisky with two other women at a hookah lounge.

And that's not even the worst part. Thompson actually blames his cheating behaviors on peer pressure from his fellow athletes! He reportedly told Kardashian that "women were constantly throwing themselves at him, and he felt pressure to not refuse them." He tried to justify his actions by saying that there is an "unspoken rule in the NBA that players hook up with groupies on the road."

So he, a grown adult who should be capable of self-control, is claiming that his teammates on the Cavaliers all but forced him to cheat on his pregnant girlfriend. And it's quite sad that he actually expected that excuse to work.

Not surprisingly, this ideology is just as popular among college athletes as it is among professionals. "We're athletes," they declare, "so women will always want to be with us." And while that's all well and good, it's resisting these temptations while in a monogamous relationship that is always of the utmost importance.

To the cuffed athletes who love to score on and off the field, you need to come down off of your high horses and start thinking of the people you're hurting.

Those girls in the bleachers are sitting out there for you. They are taking the time to cheer you on and support your athletic career, not the promiscuity that you think should come with it. If you want to have casual sex and flex in a different girl's face every night, that's fine, but do that only if you are really, truly single. Your girlfriend shouldn't be wearing the same jersey that you loaned out to one of your hookups a few days earlier. She shouldn't have to worry about you being on the road, wondering what other girls might be all over you when you're celebrating a big win. Do her a favor and call it quits if you really feel the need to see other people, because she'd much rather be broken up with than cheated on.

At the end of the day, you might have won the game, but take a good look in the mirror and you'll see what a loser you really are for being so careless.

SEE ALSO: 12 Fouls Every Girlfriend Of A College Athlete Deals With From The Sidelines

No one is so famous that they are above staying faithful. Your varsity status does not exempt you from being a decent human being and respecting the person you promised your heart to. There is no privilege or accolade on Earth that puts you in a place where cheating is acceptable.

In short, the quarterback needs to know that what his girlfriend doesn't know will come back to hurt her. The point guard needs to start thinking of himself as someone's boyfriend and not as a celebrity worthy of being worshipped. The champions and underdogs of every sports team must be held accountable for their actions just like we all are. When it comes to cheating, it's plain and simple—no one is pardoned based on who they are when it comes to being unfaithful.

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Once You Become My Ex, Please Know I Never Want Another Text From You Again

Block my number. I've already blocked yours.

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Growing up, it was always super important to me to end a relationship on good terms, at least as best as I could. I was friends with pretty much all of my exes, whether we talked frequently or not. It just made things easier in a small town with one high school.

I had it all wrong, though.

The truth is, I don't want to be your friend if we break up. Hell, I don't even want you to text me. There's no reason for it.

Be up in arms all you want at the "pettiness" or "drama" of this if that's what you want to do, I don't really care either way. Each relationship I've experienced in my lifetime has a specific place in my past, but that's exactly where they'll stay: my past. Every ex has their own designated chapter in a closed book.

When you end on terms that are even remotely OK, it's easy to stay checked in into each other's lives, whether that's texting or following them on social media. Something reminds you of them and you both text and reminisce about it, you congratulate them on a Facebook post, you watch their Snapchat and Instagram stories.

I don't care if you think we ended on good terms or not, don't check up on me. Don't tell me you hope I'm doing well. Don't try to contact me at all, frankly.

We're not friends. We were a couple, but now we're not. Any form of a relationship between the two of us ceased to exist the moment we ended our relationship. I'm not in high school anymore, I'm not still in that small town. I don't need to be your friend and keep up appearances to ensure the friend group still feels like nothing's really changed or to make everyone feel comfortable when we're both around.

So who are we kidding? There's just no reason for you to interact with me in any capacity. I don't need to be checked up on. I don't need you to text me for any reason, ever. Trust me, I'm doing just fine.

To all of my exes, you've held a significant place in my life, sure.

But your friendship isn't crucial to my happiness anymore.

I learned how to be just fine without you, so it's time for you to do the same.

I don't need the pleasantries, so just forget them. It's fine and all that maybe they matter to you, but they don't to me. I can promise you that I don't want to hear from you. I don't want to know how you've been, I don't want to know what you've been up to.

I've moved on. I don't need you in my life anymore, and frankly, I don't want you in it. I don't need to be your friend. So don't follow me on Twitter, delete me from your Snapchat, and block my number. I've already blocked yours.

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To My Best Friend Dealing With A Broken Heart, We'll Get Through This Together

I can't actually fill that void.

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To my best friend dealing with a broken heart,

It won't last forever.

Your heart, scratch that—you—will heal. You're already strong, but you'll become tougher. You're already smart, but you'll become wiser. You're already sexy, but you'll become even more irresistible.

And I'll be here the entire time. I can't wait to see who you become.

It won't be easy. I'm not going to sugar coat it and say that you'll be smiling and confidently strutting the streets by tomorrow. You have everything you need, but if your heart needs some time, take it. There's no rulebook. Honestly, I don't know how I got out of my rut, but I did and now I'm here. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, I cried on end, but my support group–you–helped me through it one day at a time. Don't stress about what other people think—even me, forget my thoughts! Focus on you. What does your body need? What does your soul need?

I'm sorry. I wish I could take away this pain.

There's nothing that can compare to this feeling and I know I can't actually fill that void—no one can, other than you.

You never think it'll happen to you.

You had the future planned out. You shared your deepest darkest secrets. You both shared, I love you's and genuinely meant it. Of course, there were happy times. It was all real. I won't bash your ex unless you need me to (personally, I cringe anytime someone speaks badly of my ex... at the end of the day, I loved that man) but, just know, you did everything you could.

It wasn't meant to be and, one day, you will find your happily ever after. That love will be greater than anything you can ever imagine.

I'm not going to sit here and let you mope. The memories will never fade, but at this moment, forget about the past and the future, only the now. If you are angry, punch a wall, but steer away from feeling regret. Nothing in life is worth regretting over. It is all lessons-learned and adventures to remember later on.

This will pass and you will laugh about it. When I heard that for the first time, I wanted to scream, I could never laugh at the situation, but here I am now. You lost someone and that's never easy, but you've also gained so much experience.

You are gorgeous and breathtaking, you better start believing it because anyone would be so lucky to have you in their life.

Today, you start loving yourself.

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