Cheating and Forgiveness Infidelity is a potentially complicated relationship problem for everyone involved. Whether or not a cheating partner should be forgiven will depend upon a lot of factors. There is no universal rule for this sort of thing, since every couple is different. Every relationship is different, so infidelity itself will have different implications for different people. If the cheating partner in question has cheating on more than one occasion, it should raise more red flags than a partner who has only cheated on one occasion.
Also, some cheating partnershave done other unethical things within their relationships. When it comes to forgiving a cheating partner, it is helpful to look at the whole scope of your relationship with that person, looking for signs that there are any patterns of deceptive behavior. People all make mistakes, and infidelity can sometimes occur under very sudden circumstances. People who share a very strong personal connection with their partners may be willing to forgive their partners for isolated incidences of infidelity.
However, everyone has the choice to forgive someone or not forgive someone. Some partners may end the relationship after learning about the infidelity of their partners, while other people may decide to work on the relationship. No one should feel compelled to stay in a relationship that they are no longer comfortable with, whether infidelity is involved or not. The context of the events surrounding the infidelity should play a role in a person’s decision. A cheating partner who makes a confession as to what happened and genuinely feels bad about it is obviously different from someone who got caught and tried to lie about it upon discovery.
Forgiving someone who is truly sorry for what happened makes more sense than forgiving someone who is not sorry, in almost any circumstance. The people who aren’t sorry will probably cheat again when the opportunity arises. Infidelity can be a teaching moment for many couples in many ways. Some partners may negotiate the terms of their relationship again after one partner is caught cheating. Even then, it will depend on the people involved. Active Investigations offers you peace of mind with a complete range of professional investigation and surveillance services in Melbourne, Victoria and around Australia.