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You also mentioned in your 'review' Miranda, that they needed to be given the opportunity to talk. Kurt was up all night waiting for Blaine to come and talk and either Blaine was asleep (Which does not say much for his feeling of guilt and desperation to save his relationship with the man he supposedly loves, I mean, I most certainly could not have slept at this point no matter how exhausted I was, knowing how much I had just hurt the person I loved most in this world) Or that Blaine was awake, but not willing to go to Kurt and try to talk about it. He was either still in denial, or was being a coward. Blaine missed the opportunity to talk, not Kurt. Kurt was, at this point, open to Blaine, yet Blaine kept silent and again later, when talking to Finn, blamed Kurt for not talking to him. Contin'd

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What made things even worse, however, was that whereas he decided to 'fess-up to what he's done, which could have made Kurt more sympathetic towards his big mistake, he then tried to place the blame on Kurt. If he hadn't done that then perhaps there would have been less anger involved and Kurt would have accepted and seen the courage that it took to make that confession, but instead, Blaine tried to make excuses and shift the blame. That sort of behaviour simply increases the hurt but also then creates 'righteous anger' in the person experiencing the hurt and rejection. It makes it doubly difficult for that person to 'forgive' the mistake. Contin'd

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In other words, they are BOTH capable of cheating, but what is now the biggest difference between them is that one CHOSE to actually cheat and the other resisted. It is our temptations that make us human, but it is our choices on how to deal with our temptations that make us right or wrong. Blaine's decision to actively seek out Eli C and indulge in physical contact with another man whilst still in a relationship, whether that physical contact resulted in actual sex or not, immediately put him much more 'in the wrong' than Kurt. Eli C did not even make the initial contact, Blaine did. It was his decision and no one else's. Contin'd

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I don't think at this point in their relationship either of them were tempted to actually take things further with the respective 'other man', but both were guilty of leading someone else on whilst still in a relationship. So both Kurt and Blaine were guilty of a little bit of emotional, 'it-feels-good-that-another-man-is-attracted-to-me-but-I-will-just-indulge-safely-through-means-of-non-physical-communications' cheating, but at this point, neither of them were willing to take it any further. (The biggest difference however, was the length of time that the flirtations went on for) So, both Kurt and Blaine have shown that they are just as susceptible to temptation as each other, and just as susceptible as you, or I, or anyone else is to flattery, and that they are both capable of succumbing to that temptation. Contin'd

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In one of your replies to comments on this article you state that you did not accept that Blaine's interaction with Sebastian was in any way wrong, yet Kurt's texts with Chandler was cheating. Again your Bias rears up. Both were wrong. Blaine was well aware of what Sebastian was after from him, yet he kept up communication with Sebastian for some months, well aware also that Kurt did not like Sebastian and felt threatened and insulted by him. Instead of nipping Sebastian's advances in the bud, he chose to secretly call, text, email and befriend Sebastian on facebook. All 'conscious' acts by Blaine. Kurt was unaware of what Blaine was doing until Sebastian told him in front of his friends. Blaine was encouraging the sexual advances of another man. That is just as much emotional cheating as Kurt's flirty texts with Chandler which also were only of a few days duration after Blaine had consciously made the decision to pull away from Kurt. Contin'd

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As for the 'loneliness' factor, Blaine was surrounded by people, just as much as Kurt, Different environments yes, but just as surrounded. Both however felt lonely. Just because you are surrounded by people does not mean that that loneliness is any less intense dependent on the environment that a person is in. Loneliness is subjective. So, BOTH Blaine and Kurt were lonely and finding the distance between them hard to cope with. So what made Blaine succumb to temptation after such a short separation from Kurt, yet Kurt resisted the temptation? Contin'd

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As for the phone call, too much has been put on that as a rejection of Blaine. Kurt was working. It may have been the aftermath of the meeting, but that is just as important in staying professional as the meeting itself. Kurt needed to make a good impression. He had only just started this job. Taking a personal phone-call at work in front of your new boss is certainly not going to be looked on favourably. There are times and places for personal calls. Kurt was between a rock and a hard place with this one. The fact that in the next episode Kurt actually did try to talk to Blaine when he was working, showed that he was aware that Blaine needed that interaction and he took the risk to call him. It unfortunately was very brief due to the pressure of work, but instead of the 'effort' being appreciated, Blaine took it as a rejection. Again, very self-centred on Blaine's part. Contin'd

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Blaine was also just as guilty of not communicating with Kurt, as your review implies that Kurt was guilty of. Kurt felt that he had gone to NY with Blaine's blessing and also Blaine's understanding that the initial few months would be tough and lonely for them both. Kurt was shown being rather dismissive of the fact that the student election was coming up and not helping Blaine choose a bow tie. Kurt had just landed the most exciting job opportunity and was full of it. Understandably so. We all get excited when something as big as that happens and perhaps become a little wrapped up in it, but it was just the first couple of days. Kurt would have calmed down from the initial excitement and begun to focus on Blaine again soon enough, but Blaine was too self-centred to see that. Both were being selfish in this case.

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Wow Miranda, your Blaine bias is extremely apparent in your review. You certainly have a lot of sympathy to spare for someone who, after sending his boyfriend off to New York to chase his dreams, only lasts a couple of weeks before he is betraying him with another man. It would not matter if Kurt had ignored ALL Blaine's calls and given him the cold shoulder completely, it still does not excuse in any way what Blaine chose to do. Even if all Blaine did with the 'hook up' was a bit of heavy petting, the fact is, he actively and consciously made the decision to do it. He CHEATED on Kurt. If he was able to get out to NY so easily after he had cheated, then he could just have quickly and easily flown out to NY to confront Kurt and tell him how he felt, but instead, Blaine made the decision to cheat.
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I can't remember the last time I said this, but I really actually enjoyed this Glee episode. Favorite songs: "Don't Speak" and "The Scientist".




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