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And give them another chance to cheat on you? If it didn't work the first time, why would it work the second time? Nothing has changed and we will get the same result, so it would be worse than just a huge waste of time. I would be setting myself up to be hurt again.93
No. Because once my trust is broken it can never be regained or rebuilt. After infidelity, a guy could never earn back my trust because he's already given me one good reason why he can't be trusted.
Every relationship needs boundaries. Staying with someone who cheated is letting them know you're willing to overlook the betrayal. It sends a message that's it's okay to betray you. People treat you according to the boundaries you establish with them.
Once a person cheats, they've shown you what their true potential is; what they're capable of. So underlying doubts about their loyalty will always be there. A person can never prove they'll never cheat again after infidelity. So I'd always judge them based on their potential20
The guy I dated before did not cheat on me but one of the reasons he broke up was that he liked another girl - I would not take him back - I like another guy now and I can find a guy that is interested and willing to commit to marriage so I don’t need him10
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No. I have self respect, if they wanted to be in a relationship with me they should have not cheated. I don't tolerate disloyalty and quite frankly they will be lucky to get out of that situation without their life destroyed (disloyalty should be punished severly, the only reason why people do this is because their is never a punishment for them and I think that should change). Once they fuck up like that, its done their is no second chance.
If they have changed great, I hope its true, but I'm not going to be the one to find out. I have only so much space on my back, every person only gets one spot to stick a knife, once they have done so they don't get another chance to do it again.20
have a extreamly long talk first.
then i would meet their parants. and grandparants,
and talk to them about it
if i had a girl friend and she cheated on me
then came back and ask for me to forgive her.
i would say to her, if you wan me back, its for life, and you and me both, get a custum crest seared into our flesh, hot iron melting the skin.
and if you cheat on me while branded, i will beat the fuck out of you. .
cheating is the bigist form of betral, and thus. i would not tolorated for a final time, the explination has to be solid. honesty i would never take be a disloyaled person, ever..
also most people would refuse to get their felsh burned by iron. and thus, it would be a good test, to do see their determination and loyalty. and as a form of punishment on our selves,20
I would, in fact, i would also take back a partner that cheated on me.
For me, there are clear goals, do they still love me, desire me, do they want to stay exclusive with me and are they sorry for what they did? Do they want to try to make an effort to be faithful?
To me, the second time around when they cheated it would be harder than the first because it would show me that they might not be as genuine with wanting to change. But I'm open to help with their struggles but only to a point10
if married yes, and work on it and hopefully fix it. therapy.
keeps going, no, can't do that. kinda complex with kids involved if that's the case.
dating... gotta talk it out and see what happened. prob not.. don't need that pain in life. but if can get through it, I think grow stronger. people do what they do for a reason... find that reason... then assess...
nothing changes without some pain and suffering and struggle... and them wanting to change. if willing to endure with them...
as the bible says... paraphrased. "oh you want to get married... you are going to suffer". why... beause you are submitting to loving another complex and flawed human being for a long time.10
I can't even think of an answer for this one. I personally have gone through so much crazy bs that now my life has many many way to many ways I see things and how I can relate to many of them people I couldn't before. The main thing for me is that no one should judge anyone cuz no one knows what happened in someone's life for them to take the decision they've made11
No. If they were trying to get back I would use it as an opportunity to ventilate everything I went though after the incident. And the end of it I would forgive them but I would wish them the best of luck. Not taking them back.
I have never been knowingly cheated on. But I’m very suspicious that an ex from 6 years ago cheated on me a week before she dumped me (with a guy she met at work).
We were having problems leading up to that. So she had “mentally moved on” but she’s not justified to do that crap.
I never got it confirmed but I’m real suspicious it happened. She also asked me a few weeks later if I could sell her back an event ticket she previously got me as a gift.
She kept on saying “my friend would like to go with me. She would Iike this event”. But I think her disgusting ulterior agenda was to give this to the other guy. I just gave her bucks for it and kept the ticket. That way I felt like I didn’t owe her anything for it.10
I've got to come over here and say hell no then I thought about it and I may have already done that. 14-year relationship one time I don't know if she did anything with them but she went out with. Won't ever talk about it barely even told me about it I had to threaten and do all kinds of maneuver the manipulations which I excel in. That's when I cared more I had brought that situation on myself not by cheating but but with drugs. Kind of lots like I was cheating I was with the drugs. She was gone on vacation or somewhere yeah their parents Connecticut we are in Kentucky. And I didn't answer the phone for a couple days cuz I was on cocaine heroin binge I still don't talk to anybody selfish10
No because I lost my trust. It seems like I'll never be the same person as I was. It's like you want to really believe that they love you but you just don't feel it. It's like all they said were lies and they will lie again and again. When someone can hurt you intentionally, would you be able to stay neutral with that person? It's better that I don't get to know your existence and neither I want you to know. Else, I'll keep on thinking why he isn't reaching out to me.30
No never. I have zero tolerance for cheating. I feel like if they had the audacity to cheat then they weren’t that into me in the first place. I’m also highly sensitive and struggle with mental health issues. It’s simply not healthy for me to stay with a cheater. I understand some people can forgive and take them back, but not me. Cheating is one of the worst things for me. I also find that taking back a cheater unspokenly teaches them that it’s okay to cheat.10
NEVER. I would however, give him a chance to date again (but not officially) just to make sure I get rid of all my feelings. I would basically use him, to get over him by being aware how he isn't willing to change and will never do so and will never win my trust again etc. Basically by making sure there are no "what ifs"... what if I would have tried again or what if he had changed... I've done this previously and works like a charm.10
I would never break up with someone that I truly cared about, over one mistake. I’ve never understood that. if it’s habitual, then of course! But when people end good relationships over single mistakes... I don’t really understand that.12
most likely, no... as i wouldn't be able to trust her...
however it would have to be a woman who i felt very strongly about and their reasoning and willingness to work towards earning that trust is first and foremost a priority but personally i won't rate the chances of it working out10
Hell no. You would be enabling them to cheat on you again and you are showing them you are a pushover who has no sense of self respect.
Once a cheater always a cheater. She wants to run off and cheat, fine. But I am dumping her ass and not taking her back. Fuck her.10
If they cheated on me once then what's stopping them from doing it again? If in with someone then I'm putting 100% of my life into that relationship. If they can't do the same then they're not the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. To me dating is testing to see if I can marry you and if you wronged me like that then I'll know I could never marry you10
No. They made that choice knowing you will be hurt if you found out. The trust is broken and the one who got cheated on usually take it personally and have self esteem issues. That relationship couldn't ever be the same again. Staying is setting yourself up for emotional abuse
Once a cheater always a cheater
Everything I said is my personal opinion from my personal experiences10
Absolutely. But only for sex. only as a fuck buddy. I couldn't trust them for a relationship. So I would fuck the shit out of them and just continue my dating life. then when i started being with a new partner I would cut things off. so fuck buddy would be friends with benefits until i found a quality girl. They probably would be jealous but too bad.10
For me cheating is an absolute deal-breaker.
If my partner cheats on me, I'm not even giving them a chance to explain, we're done faster than she can say quidditch.
And I'm never taking them. In fact, they no longer exist to me from that moment on.20
I've only ever been cheated on by 1 ex and TBH, no I wouldn't actually, even tho she's was a great shag and had a nice body, i couldnt get that Australian accent out of my head, once a cheater, always a cheater in my books. Ex's are ex's for a reason, they fucked up & made a mistake to mess up the relationship so they void off any other right to a second chance.20
Mostly NO,,.. Not because i hate them or something. I still respect every single person in my life. It's just that they cheated because something was just not working for the 2 of them. If it's not worked before i won't even think of them in future. They might be a good person now but they r just not the perfect match. If it was a perfect match then they wouldn't had cheated in the beginning.10
In theory, sure, yes, of course. Monogamy is NOT natural. In reality fear is what drives the need for us to commit. I'm scared if you're not mine then you'll leave me if you're free. That's how I've come to think of it at least. Certainly I offer only that as opinion, that's what this is, right? :) However, consider that there are many other great reasons for that.
Avoiding STDs. Hard to plan a life and raise a family if there's sexual promiscuity around and then there is the true potential you fall for another partner. So, ok, like most, but a decreasing %, you choose to be monogamous. Great, I'm in a monogamous relationship to be clear and happy. However, part of why I think that's easy for us is we are totally into checking out and talking about sharing other people (whether we will or won't it helps relieve the boredom of monogamy a lot and makes us closer and less jealous).
Ok, I still haven't hit the main question, but that all was foundational, and I'm sure wildly interesting to you. YES, I'd take the person back if I wanted them back. Why would I not? Because they gave in to temptation? There are 3 things humans need: Food, Sleep, and Sex. If you're not getting enough food at home you're gonna go out and hunt for it. If you're not getting quality of sleep you are gonna need to address that. Cheating can be a sign the sex isn't quality/frequent enough, but to cheat is wrong! However, i think when sex isn't up to par for both people AND it's hard to talk bout - like it is for most couples. That leads to either unhappy relationship and it comes out in other ways, or cheating.
Guys who cheat, women who cheat, it hurts badly the other person. It should not happen. However, if it does, i think it is key to look at why. Is it because the sex isn't good enough at "home" and there's not open dialogue? If that may be true are both partners trying to openly discuss and ensure everyone's getting what they need sexually?
We sure wouldn't be mad if our loved one came to us and said I'm not sleeping well for months and I don't feel well. I need a solution. We wouldn't be upset if they said I'm not getting the food that makes me feel good and I need to try to eat in a better way. Yet for many it's hard to talk sex and that, to me, is a big driver of cheating.
So, if someone cheats, and you think you can talk it out and use it as a sign. If you think maybe you both contributed to sub-par sex. They then handled that in the wrong way, but if you can understand and think they are sorry and you love them. Then try to fix it.
Broken bones come back stronger. However, some people are unhealthy and jerks so ditch those people and go find someone healthy.
My wife has friends who say they only want to have sex a few times a year (birthdays/holidays) with their guys. I told her ok, let's say that's true... and one of these guys has cheated. They stayed together and are working on it. I don't know at all if they talk about sex or what. However, if this guys getting sex 2-3x a year... and asking for more, and told no, then shit... don't you have to at that point talk bout what to do as a couple and if there can be any openness or if needs aren't met then departing?
So look... that's a short novel of an answer, but it's a Sunday morning and I'm a little caffeinated and stoned. Cheers!