By Kristyn Schwiep

Charles Saatchi is seeking divorce from Nigella Lawson. According to People, Lawson failed to publicly defend him during the fallout over their disturbing public fight. Saatchi was seen grabbing the celebrity chef’s throat at a London restaurant on June 9. “I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women,” said Saatchi.

How do you know when to stand by your partner in a scandal?

Cupid’s Advice:

Standing by your partner is an essential part of any relationship, but there are certain times when there are no excuses for your partner’s actions. So, how do you know when to stand by your partner in a scandal? Cupid has some advice:

1.  Twisted perception:  Only you know how your partner acts on a day-to-day basis, which means only you know how to react to your partners behavior.  Out lookers can twist a situation way out of proportion, so if you know your partner was being harmless or meant it all in good food it is your decision to stand by your partner even when others are ridiculing your relationship.

2 . Protecting your family: Sometimes standing by your partner in a scandal is a good way of damage control.  Many times you decide to stand by your partner to protect your family.  Showing support to your partner will show your family how much you truly care about one another and that the accusations can’t amount to the love you share.

3. You don’t want to lose hope: Don’t lose hope in a relationship over one minor fallback.  Relationships come with a lot of stress, sometimes leading others to act out of character.  If your relationship is something you believe in make sure you stand by your partner in times of needs.  You will then have the opportunity to discuss the situation in private at a later time.

How do you know if you should stand by your partner in a scandal? Share your thoughts below.