From over the neighbours’ fence to showbiz, not a year goes by where relationship scandals aren’t aired out in public for all to see. Remember earlier this year when Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter to lambast Jordyn Woods for “destroying her family”? If you missed that popcorn moment, Woods appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk in February to address the cheating scandal. During the interview, she admitted to kissing Tristan Thompson, but denied ever sleeping with him. Kardashian immediately called the model out on Twitter, accusing her of lying. “Why are you lying @jordynwoods? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!” she tweeted.
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‘Fetching the other woman’ — earrings off and sleeves rolled up — isn’t anything new, and comes from a place of hurt. Many of us have witnessed incidents of a woman ‘getting fetched’ because someone else’s husband or boyfriend strayed. Now comes the age-old question — does it make it right to blame the other woman for your man’s philandering ways? Pretoria-based clinical psychologist and author, Thabang Tlaka, says that calling the other woman is an act of displacement — you are talking to the wrong person about your relationship. “Firstly, the idea of owning someone is a myth. No one can exist in the heart or life of another person if one’s not invited and permitted to stay,” he clarifies.