Well, now we know. But is the price too high? That means we can never again be 100% vulnerable with anyone. Which means we'll never have that level of intimacy with anyone.
I don't see it that way. In fact, for me it's the opposite. To me there can be no true vulnerability without accepting risk. If you have blind trust there is no acknowledgement of risk. If you wouldn't have opened up knowing that person can hurt you you're not being vulnerable you're playing it safe.
I read things here and hear people say things IRL and I wonder how much thought has been given. I found that with myself as well.
Perfect example, for me, is the posts from some newbies stating, "I had a faithful spouse and I fucked that up". Ok, well, problem is "faithful" isn't something "you" value. If "you" value something you possess it yourself or strive like hell to achieve it. Otherwise it's just envy. I sometimes wonder if that why some waywards are pissed. They're envious and envy breeds resentment.
For my process I didn't just need to look at my why's I made the choices I did but why I never made them before. I assumed I valued "faithful" as a trait. Nope. Never even considered it. I should have gotten that concept when I married my ex after he cheated.
So, if it wasn't "faithful" that was a value why didn't I ever cheat in anything in my life? Not hobbies, games, taxes, relationships. Because I wanted to earn what I won, made. I did that by honesty, drive, playing fair. Hell, even when I made my choices I made sure he had the info to make his own. I didn't want anything (which included trust and a mate) I felt I didn't earn.
It was through this process I understood just how much "faithful" is something I value because it was MY breaking my vows that destroyed me. I do value those things even if my partner doesn't. Honesty and playing fair wasn't enough. I needed to adhere to my committment or end it completely.
In order to get there I had to examine why I didn't do things just as much as why I did. The answers to that can be a real revelation.
For those that will never cheat because they never want to hurt their spouse again, I'd ask them, is that really fidelity you value or just a desire, at this point, not to hurt another. That's a good value and goal, don't get me wrong, but it's not even close to enough, for me. Me: 37
'til the roof comes off. 'til the lights go out. 'til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth