5 Reasons Not to Forgive a Cheater

Once a cheater, always a cheater” right?

Looking at several studies, it’s been determined that between 20% to 70% of people have cheated on their spouses. There are sources explaining the reasons for these indiscretions, which we’ve discussed before, as well as tips to help survive the affair.

Knowing about the many facets of infidelity can empower you to have the kind of marriage you desire after a spouse has cheated. Some things to keep in mind are the reasons people cheat, who they cheated with, and the nature of the affair (physical, emotional, or a combination there of.)

People cheat for a lot of reasons. Sexual dissatisfaction is often cited, but the primary reason that most studies show for men and women to cheat is actually emotional dissatisfaction. A couple often identifies emotionally-based reasons, such as not being desired enough, a lack of communication, or differing values.

Nevertheless, if you’re one of the ones that has been cheated on, here are some important concerns to reflect on before reconciliation.

1. Do they have a parent or close friend who has cheated?