Cheating = open door
Throughout my teen years and into my early 20's I will admit to being drawn to people outside my relationships and wanting to explore that avenue. At the time I always thought there was something wrong with me because I think we're all brought up to believe cheating is wrong. I know I hurt a few people and I will always regret that but I will never regret that analyzing and exploring the "why" of it happening led me to realize I was poly and that I wasn't incapable of intimate serious relationships. So yes, cheating did led me to this place I am now and actually freed me.