With jealousy being a prevalent issue in relationships, what happens when the trust is breached and the jealousy intensifies? Is it the end of the relationship or is forgiveness enough?
We asked the community: would you forgive cheating?
I couldn't forgive, I think. Simes
In the short term I might be able to shove it to the back of my mind, but I know myself enough to know I don't think I could ever trust them fully again. Even if it was 'just a drunken mistake', that wouldn't really matter to me as it would play on my mind. TattyBoJangles
I think that as much as you want to forgive them you just shouldn't put yourself through it as it's never the same again lulagirl15
Now though, in an effort to avoid the same kind of relationship, I think I've painted myself into a corner with what I find acceptable behaviour in a partner. So now I get twitchy when someone I love even laughs at another guy's jokes. How messed up is that? I consider myself to be a fairly well-balanced, emotionally healthy member of society, but when it comes to romance... it's scary how apparently dysfunctional I am.
edit: forgive? Yes, ALWAYS, because the bitterness will tear you up. But don't expect anything else from them, and if adultery is not what you're after, leave them. Calpurnia
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