Originally Posted by RunFromYourWife
I am just curious if/when people experience a cheating spouse whether they think to themselves that it was their own fault? If you are not giving your partner what they need emotionally, physically, financially, or otherwise, is it ever justified to be cheated on?
: to provide or be a good reason for (something) : to prove or show (something) to be just, right, or reasonable
: to provide a good reason for the actions of (someone)
: to position (text) so that the edges form a straight line
Full Definition of JUSTIFY
a : to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
b (1) : to show to have had a sufficient legal reason (2) : to qualify (oneself) as a surety by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property
a archaic : to administer justice to
b archaic : absolve
c : to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation
a : to space (as lines of text) so that the lines come out even at the margin
b : to make even by justifying <justified margins>
a : to show a sufficient lawful reason for an act done
b : to qualify as bail or surety
: to justify lines of text
— jus·ti·fi·er noun
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Examples of JUSTIFY
He tried to justify his behavior by saying that he was being pressured unfairly by his boss.
The fact that we are at war does not justify treating innocent people as criminals.
Origin of JUSTIFY
Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Latin justus
First Known Use: 14th century
Related to JUSTIFY
Related Wordsaccount (for), alibi, explain, explain away, rationalize; brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, wink (at)Near Antonymsabandon, abjure, forsake, recant, retract, take back, withdraw; reverse, switch; controvert, disprove, rebut, refute
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Is there anyone alive who has not justified their actions, thoughts or words, at least, in their own mind? I doubt that. Each of us has a reason we believe justifies us. We need this to keep our sanity. That does not mean we have to agree with another's opinion. That does not mean they are correct.
This goes back to what I believe about, "Truth".
For me truth is like this:
Take a piece of paper and a compass. Set the compass for an inch and a half. Draw a circle. Now, draw a second circle with it's center at two inches from the first and on a horizontal line connecting the two center points. Now draw a line segment perpendicular to the first and intersecting the center of the segment between the first two center points. Find a center point on that line segment two inches up from the intersection with the horizontal line. Draw a circle using the point you found on the second line segment above the intersection as the center. There should be an area covered by all three circles. That area is the, "real truth". The circle on the left is your truth(subjective). The circle on the right, is their truth(subjective). The upper circle is the objective truth. The tiny area where all three circles overlap is the, "real truth".
Justification may be necessary for healthy mental function, but it's not always the truth.