I personally think... it's fair to give a cheating partner a second chance. Not a third, fourth, fifth, etc, but I just think... and it also depends on the circumstances. Clearly, if the cheater was taking it lightly and not showing any intent to chance or being apologetic in much of a serious way, then of course I wouldn't in that scenario either.
But if the cheater came back and was very apologetic and everything, I just don't see what's wrong with giving them one more chance. Again, I am not saying third, fourth, etc, I mean second chance and if that fails, done.
To me, in my opinion, I just think it's fair to give a second chance. I think if you can avoid making the same mistake twice, then you have successfully reformed yourself, and that's why hypothetically I would give my girlfriend a second chance, provided again, she had shown that she was actually sorry for the incident and had intent to reform herself. I just think it's fair to at least allow a person to demonstrate that they won't make the same mistake again.
What's wrong with this idea? What is the downside of giving a cheater only a second chance?
Most Helpful Girl
You should do whatever you feel is right in a relationship.
I personally don't agree with you though, I think cheating changes the relationship and I would never look at someone the same if they cheated on me. I wouldn't trust them or respect them and those things build a relationship.0
Most Helpful Guy
The median age on GAG has dropped a lot in recent times. You're surrounded now by the sorts of users who think not answering a text is grounds for breaking up, kissing someone is cheating, and any sort of cheating anywhere ever under any circumstances is an unforgivable sin.
You know, kids.
They don't know the first thing about what it means to make a relationship work, how tough it can be, and how forgiveness is more important than absolutes.1