Would You Break Up With Your Mate For Texting Other People?

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 03/20/2014 | 02:15 PM EDT

Rumors are swirling that Karrueche Tran dumped Chris Brown for texting other women. Did she do the right thing?

Chris Brown’s on-again, off-again relationship with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran seems to be never-ending. But if rumors are true, this time it may be for good.

While it’s believed that Brown cheated on his ride-or-die with a woman in his rehab facility, TMZ is reporting that the real reason Karrueche cut ties with Brown is because he wouldn’t stop texting other women. Sources close to Karrueche allegedly told the news site that she looked through Brown’s phone during a rehab visit, which was flooded with inappropriate texts from other girls.

After Chris essentially admitted to being in a love triangle with her and former girlfriend Rihanna, and yet still taking him back, it’s not particularly surprising if Karrueche finally reached her breaking point. But if you were in Karrueche’s shoes would you have drawn the line in the sand and called it quits for good?

Texting other people, which is more of a recent, millennial relationship issue, is most definitely wrong, but depending on who you ask it may or may not be viewed as such a big deal. However, regardless of whether or not you think texting or sexting someone else is a deal-breaker, everyone should be able to agree that it’s a clear form of cheating.

With that said, there are degrees of cheating...the same way in which many argue that emotional cheating and physical cheating are two different ballparks. Texting is a form of cheating that can either be emotional or simply for a thrill. If your partner seems to have a flirting problem by inappropriately texting other people but it seems to be out of pure amusement, maybe there’s room for forgiveness if they acknowledge their wrongdoing and make a vow to put an end to it. Sometimes people flirt not because they’re necessarily looking for better, but because they like the attention (though it doesn’t make it okay).

However, if your mate continuously does it, it may just be time to reevaluate whether you should stay. If someone loves you, they’ll respect you enough to not entertain someone else...even if it’s just for one.

Of course, when you’re dating a superstar like Chris Brown things are exacerbated, as women are probably throwing themselves at him constantly, not to mention he has the money and power to get away with it. Thankfully, Karrueche decided that she had enough. It’s a reminder that your self-worth is always more important than “love” for another human being.

(Photos from left: Michael Kovac/WireImage, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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