If recent research is to be believed, those who are cheated on - like Beyonce or former first lady Hillary Clinton - truly run the world.
Researchers from Binghamton University and University College London found that women who get cheated on tend to have more success later in life than the "other woman" - that is to say, the woman who the partner cheated with, according to The Telegraph.
These women will struggle at first by going through grief and betrayal after they lose their partners. But over time, they will understand more about what kind of person makes a good partner and how to determine whether a potential partner will be honest or not.
"It can feel brutally painful but also offers valuable life experience that truly does help us make better decisions in the future," relationship expert Jean Hannah Edelstein said in the study, according to The Telegraph.
In fact, women learn these lessons and stick to them. The study found that women who get cheated on will speak of breakups in the past tense, whereas men often do it in the present tense, according to the study.
These women then pick up on certain cues that help them grow because they can reflect on their past relationship.
"Women report that they are more attuned to cues of infidelity, dishonesty and other 'low mate value' signals following having their mate 'poached' by another woman," according to The Telegraph. "Women also report that they are now more aware of their female friends and associates behaviour regarding their significant other."
Meanwhile, Beyonce's recent cheating scenario - though some are unsure if it's true - may benefit her. In fact, her entire recent album "Lemonade" focused on the fact that her man Jay-Z cheated on her, and that has only earned her more positive reviews.
In fact, that may have been the plan all along. She may have wanted to succeed in spite of her cheating husband.
"What if, in some way, Beyonce is delivering a message in 'Lemonade' that says a woman can stay in a marriage because that partnership benefits her, but she will not be silent and turn a blind eye to how she's been treated," Pickens wrote. "What if Bey is saying that even in a woman's wild fits of anger, jealousy, insecurity, and heartbreak, she should still be thinking of a master plan."
Still, this isn't saying that cheating will automatically lead women toward financial and political success. When your man cheats on you, you won't exactly become Queen Bey overnight.
In fact, cheating is still considered a major taboo in America. As my colleague JJ Feinauer wrote in June last year, Americans have slowly grown accepting of many taboos - like suicide, human cloning and polygamy - but have steadily disapproved of infidelity. This is based on a Gallup poll that found only 8 percent of Americans find "having an affair" to be "morally acceptable."
"Americans today appear to have greater comfort with a host of issues or behaviors that were at one time subject to social stigma," Gallup's Andrew Dugan wrote in an analysis of the results. "But the nation's thoughts on extramarital affairs may be considered an island of stability amid this sea change. Even as much of the country expands the institution of marriage to include gay and lesbian couples, there has been no redefining of the commitment a couple enters into when they get married."
"Some argue that all of this equals a loss of something on my behalf; a sacrifice of personal freedom or individuality," he wrote. "In some ways, I agree, but for me, these things are at the very heart of what marriage is made of and why I chose to enter into that collaborative covenant partnership in the first place. Marriage is a willing sacrifice. It is an intentional compromise. It is the welcomed alteration of a person as they are alone, as they commit to be part of something else, together with another."