Anna Faris talked about how she ignored her "gut feeling" that she was being cheated on during a past relationship. https://t.co/7K8frKhdkq— HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 5, 2019
Anna Faris is sharing her experience of being cheated on, and how inherent gender norms prevented her from trusting her intuition. She had a nagging feeling a past partner was being unfaithful to her.
“I woke him up in the middle of the night and was like, ‘Are you fucking so-and-so?’ and he was like, ‘You’re crazy,’”
“I’m pretty oblivious sometimes, you know — especially in relationships, of course I don’t want to believe that anything [is wrong] … but there was that gut feeling that was starting to grow more and more,”
She decided to ignore her inklings of infidelity and began to think, “Maybe he’s right. Maybe I am crazy.”
Faris learned years later through friends, that her suspicions were valid and her past partner was indeed cheating on her.
“Not to be too gender-specific. I do think as women we’re sort of taught to suppress fear or suspicion because we might be deemed as suspicious or neurotic or crazy.”