Cupid's Pulse Article: How Maria Shriver Found Out About Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Love ChildCupid's Pulse Article: How Maria Shriver Found Out About Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Love Child

New details about how Maria Shriver learned of her husband’s infidelity have surfaced. reports that Shriver, 55, went out to eat with girlfriends Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King right before the news broke that Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a member of their household staff.  Shriver supported her friend Oprah by attending her talk show send-off just days after the scandal went public.  “Not only did she come, she came, she showed up, she did the part,” King, 54, said.  “[Maria’s] a class act and she’s handling it with such grace, trying to figure out what to do…how to help the children through.  It’s just a very difficult time and heartbreaking to see.”

What are some ways to react when you find out your partner has cheated?

Cupid’s Advice:

Learning about a partner’s affair is tough, and there are lots of different ways to react.  Cupid has some ideas on the best and worst ways to respond:

1. Get your revenge: Often our first instinct is to get angry and take it out on your cheating partner.  While it’s important to feel your frustration and sadness, don’t do or say something you’ll regret later.

2. Become a hermit: Once you hear the earth-shattering news, you may need some time alone to grieve.  But don’t forget that going out and spending time with friends and family is essential during a difficult time.

3. Keep it classy: Even though you may want to either hole up or lash out at your mate, try to stay above all the pettiness.  Take the high road, and remember that life goes on.

How would you respond to news that your significant other cheated?  Share your comments below.