Would a Kiss Break Up Your Marriage?

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Country star Jason Aldean has some explaining to do. The married man made headlines this week after he was caught kissing a former American Idol contestant during a night out at a bar. The problem: The woman wasn’t his wife, Jessica Ussery.

Instead, Aldean, 35, was cozying up to 24-year-old Brittany Kerr, an Idol season 11 hopeful who looks, well, nothing like his high school sweetheart.

After the pictures surfaced online, the country star posted an apology on his Facebook page, stating, “The truth is that I screwed up. I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar.”

While a public apology might not fix a very public slip-up, Aldean stepped up to the humility plate by admitting his wrongdoing. However, not all husbands have paparazzi lurking in the shadows of their nearest dive bar.

Now, we’re curious: If, after a drunken night out with friends, your husband admitted he smooched another woman, how would you react? Is it considered cheating if it’s just a kiss? Readers over on our message boards sounded off:

“Possibly a single kiss might not be considered cheating depending on who it is. A complete stranger, definitely. A good friend, maybe not.” — CallieD

“If you wouldn’t do it in front of your significant other, I would define it as cheating.”– FinanceGuy

“I say hugs, cheek kisses at greetings and good-byes are acceptable forms of physical affection. Anything past that…I wouldn’t be comfortable with it.” — lucysloved

“My husband and I consider cheating to be any kind of betrayal, and some lies can be considered cheating in that respect, I suppose.” — MikeHoncho

“I think of cheating as anything that violates our rules for our relationship. It is going to be different for every relationship. My idea of cheating isn’t going to be the same as a couple who has, for example, an open relationship.” — tarebear9891

If your husband was caught kissing another woman (by the paparazzi or your best friend), would you be able to forgive him? Where do you draw the line with questionable behavior?

Plus more from The Nest:

6 Ways to Tell if Your Spouse is Lying

Caught Cheating in the Digital Age

The Rise of the “Other Woman”