Reason as the Leading Motive

Morality in Romantic Relationships

Posted by Jerry on October 22, 2006

A failure of the body is a weakness of the mind, but not a reflection of a weakness in the relationship you share with your lover. A deceit of the mind directed toward your lover is a sure sign of a weak–even dishonest and fake–relationship.

Further, I’d like to quote myself from one of my other posts:

Monogamy is not intrinsically moral as such. The morality of a relationship – regardless of its design – is an attribute of the integrity of the individuals involved in that relationship. Thus, two people involved in a monogamous relationship are not necessarily involved in a de facto “moral” relationship – nor would three people involved in a relationship be in a de facto “immoral” or lascivious relationship.

Personal integrity should be the hallmark of one’s character. Integrity subsumes honesty, and honesty means never faking reality. In relationships, as in other areas of life, there is no room for wilfull, deliberate and/or pernicious deceit. This connects with honesty, in that if there is any form of uncertainty, it should be brought out into the open. Any instance of wilful repression of doubt or faking of certainty is an instance of being deceitful and is compromising on your integrity.

3 Responses to “Morality in Romantic Relationships”

  1. Jason said


    Who cheated on who? 🙂

  2. Ergo said

    HA! Jason, isn’t the whole point of my post that nobody cheated on nobody!!? 😉

    But in any case, all that is irrelevant here.

  3. Jason said


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