Children Of Parents Who Had An Affair, Tell Us How It Affected You

"What they don't know won't hurt them?" I'm not too sure if that still proves to be true in this day and age, especially when it comes to cheating on your partner.

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We all at some point have either experienced or heard about infidelities within relationships, but we typically never talk about how third parties are affected by the aftermath. Like, what about the kids?

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Kids are innocent bystanders who can get swept into your drama, because you couldn't keep your pants on. Whatever the case, it's no secret that the actions of just a single person let alone two people (it takes two to tango) can have detrimental ripple effects on the kids of the adulters.

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So, if you're a person whose parents' affair affected their life, please share your experience with us by commenting below or anonymously through this Google Form. Your story may be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!