The question has been asked many times over, how do you stay with someone who cheated? There is not one simple answer to this. It is more of a personal decision on whether a person stays or leaves. Generally speaking, women are more prone to staying whereas a man typically would leave the situation. Why is this? Is it because women are weaker than men? No. It is because women think with their hearts and are more in tune with their emotions. Men are physical creatures and think more in a physical sense. For a man it is more of a ego/pride thing than it is for a woman. A woman can quickly overcome a bruised ego if she truly loves a man. Now that is not to say that there aren’t some women who leave or some men who have stayed once they found out their partner had stepped out. Many women have packed their bags and left while several men have decided to hang in there and make the relationship work.
Cheating is something that cannot be ignored when it comes to dealing with relationships. Men and women are both found guilty of this moral crime. It is a part of everyday life. People cheat! They cheat for many different reasons and some for no reason at all. There is a saying, “Once a cheater always a cheater.” A lot of people would like to believe this but it is not always true. People change and grow. Just because someone cheated once does not mean that it is a habit that they cannot break. This may be the reason that some people choose to stay, they realize that people are human and make mistakes. Your mistakes should not define who you are. How you overcome those mistakes does. You make a mistake and grown from it. If you continuously make the same mistake then yes you would be classified as a “F’UP.”
Anybody can be cheated on so no one exempt. Eric Benet cheated on Halle Berry and who saw that one coming; she is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Bill Clinton cheated on Hilary, the head of the CIA, General Patreaus cheated on his wife, and they both got caught. No one is exempt from being cheated on and no one is exempt from getting caught and suffering the consequences.
Can you make it work if your partner cheats? Yes but it all depends on if you want to it to work. Once the trust in a relationship has been compromised, it’s hard to regain it and to get the relationship back on a healthy path. It is not impossible but it will take hard work and dedication, so you have to be sure you really want to put the effort in to make it work.
So what he/she cheated, if you love each other you can make it work. Block out all the naysayers because there will be plenty and dig in and get ready to put in work. After all, love conquers all, right?
What do you think? Do you think a relationship can be savaged after one mate cheats on the other? What do you think it would take to make it work? Have you been cheated on? Did you stay or go? If you stayed, how did you make it work?