You have discovered that your partner was cheating on you. The next step would be to break off, isn't it? It is, in fact, a wise decision to walk out from a relationship that has given nothing but agony and tears. However, before you take any decision, it would be advisable to look into the other side of the story as well. If given a second chance, your partner might show that he/she is really worth trusting. Agreed, it is very difficult to bestow trust upon a person, who has shattered the very foundation of the relationship, all over again. However, if he/she really deserves it, why not give him/her a chance? Think it over. In the following lines, we have also provided a number of tips on how to forgive infidelity, just for you.
- Do not deny that you have been hurt. However, you should not make your partner feel guilty, time and again, about the fact that you have been cheated. Do your best not to exaggerate the entire thing. Remember, you should not think about the past, rather learn from what has happened to you. Try to move on with the pace of life.
- Even though surviving infidelity is difficult, you should try to change your emotional response to your partner. Do not see yourself as a victim. Instead, portray yourself as a bold person, who has survived infidelity, without collapsing emotionally.
- Make sure that the subject of infidelity doesn't creep in every argument. In addition, you should not use it as a weapon, as to attack your partner even if he/she commits small mistakes.
- Try to reduce the oddness that has come into your relationship after the experience. You should eliminate lack of communication as well as miscommunication, because either of them is not favorable for your relationship, especially at this point of time.
- Be very honest about what you feel. If your partner has hurt you, warn him/her that you will not tolerate such behavior ever again. Tell your partner that you have forgiven him/her once and this is enough for a lifetime. Next time, if anything like that happens, there will be no forgiveness and no relationship to look forward to.