Making Sense Out Of Cheating: 30 People Share Stories of Unfaithfulness With Their Partners

Are these reasons valid enough or not?

#23 Gaslighting and Red Flags

Making Sense Out Of Cheating: 30 People Share Stories of Unfaithfulness With Their Partners 1
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I was a young fresh out of the closet gay 18 year old and he was an older 24yo man who was able to pressure and manipulate me into starting to date him. It was a bad relationship but every time I tried to end it he would stop me before I could and gaslight me into thinking whatever problems I thought we were having were in my head or my fault entirely. I didn’t see any other way out so I ended up deciding to cheat on him. It still took another 4 months for him to finally let me break up with him. I acknowledge it wasn’t a good way to handle that situation but I was young and felt backed into a corner at the time. —Ok-Ad-2605