Why being cheated on can actually be a good thing in the long run

When it comes to relationships, playing away is undoubtedly one of the most devastating things your partner can do.

Anyone who's ever been cheated on will know how utterly shit it can make you feel.

Sad, lonely, hurt and confused, you'll ask yourself if it was something you did?

Of course the answers is no, but it's hard think logically when you've been betrayed by the one person you thought would never hurt you.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and even though it may not feel like it at the time, it'll could make you a better person in the end.

Research suggests that women could actually enjoy huge benefits after being betrayed by an unfaithful partner.

A survey of 5,705 people from 96 countries found the women tend to thrive post-cheating, mainly because they are no longer being held back by an unfaithful partner, and will invest in better relationships in the future.

According to study author, Dr Craig Morris, a woman who's been cheated on will ultimately 'win' in the long run.

“The woman who ‘loses’ her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value.

“Hence, in the long-term, she ‘wins.’”

The research showed that six months to a year later women display higher levels of emotional intelligence, as well as improved self-confidence.

What's more, our f*ck boy radar gets kicked up a notch, meaning we're more likely to end up with someone who'll treat us the way we deserve to be treated.

So basically, while infidelity can be absolutely devastating, it could end up being the best thing that ever happened to you. 

Silver linings and all that.