01/24/2013 02:47 pm ET

Cheating Wife: Amber Shumake Opens Up About Her Affair (VIDEO)

Is infidelity ever the right choice?

For some -- like Amber Shumake of Fort Worth, Texas -- the answer is yes. In a HuffPost Live segment that aired Wednesday, the yoga instructor opened up about how having an affair with a woman helped her find herself again after being in an emotionally and physically abusive marriage.

"It wasn't until I had an affair that I started to feel again, to find myself, to pick her back up off the bathroom floor and bring her into me," Shumake said. "So in that case, I feel like infidelity saved my life. I'm convinced it was the only way to get out of the marriage at that time."

Watch the video above for more on Shumake's story. Then, check other rationales for cheating, according to the Twitterverse:

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