As we worked the room, I pictured the fabulous life I could have with him: I'd be rich and connected.I'd be taken care of, for once (my boyfriend is a musician).
Among friends, I called him my significant other,' but when I was with him, I just went with the flow and assumed we were exclusive.
One parents' weekend, my dad caught us in bed together and asked me if I was going to tell my boyfriend about it.
I said no, because I didn't think it was cheating.""I'd say this is cheating only if she was being secretive about it. We got dressed up, rented a limo and went out to a bunch of bars.
That said, I think she was probably right to keep it to herself.
Coming clean would have been more for her benefit than his."*—Jennifer Cadiente, 36, Oregon City, Ore.