When a Partner Cheats

Relationships

Trying Once More

When a person cheats on their partner, they betray the trust that has been given to them. A partner who loves them may be willing...

Relationships

Beginning Again

After they catch their partner cheating, many people find it difficult to pursue other intimate relationships. They find themselves emotionally stuck in one place. They...

Dating

Trusting a New Partner

Whenever a person leaves a bad relationship, there is emotional scar tissue that grows. This is not something a doctor can operate on and take...

Dating

A Welcome Surprise Invitation

Most people believe that partners who cheat plan to find someone else, but it is often a surprise invitation at the right time when this...

Relationships

Rediscovering Desire

When a relationship has broken down and a partner cheats, it is a rocky road for a complete recovery. Sexual desire in one or both...

Relationships

Denying the Signs

A committed relationship demands that partners trust each other if it is to be successful, and there are times when one person decides it is...

Relationships

Living a Shattered Life

Few people find it easy to recover from a partner who has cheated on them. They have been betrayed by a trusted lover and confidante,...

Trust is one of the most important factors in a successful long term relationship because most people cannot be with their partners every hour of the day and night. Part of that trust is the knowledge their partner will not become emotionally or sexually active with another person. When a partner cheats, it is often devastating to the relationship. It causes immediate emotional pain, and many relationships cannot be salvaged when this occurs. The person who cheated needs to earn the trust of their partner yet again if they want to continue to be with them.

It is incredibly difficult for many people to trust someone who has already betrayed them once. If a cheating partner asks for a second chance, this is likely the last chance they will ever get to remain in the relationship. Earning their partner's trust again is difficult, and it requires complete openness and honesty at all times. Few receive this gift of a second chance, and those that do have a special partner who should be cherished in the years to come.