For most couples, cheating is the ultimate act of betrayal in a relationship.
It’s difficult to imagine ever forgiving your loved one for the hurt, loss and devastation that comes with the discovery of infidelity.
But in reality, these situations can often be much more complicated than just packing your bag and leaving your partner immediately.
There may be children involved, financial issues that have to be considered, or simply but importantly that you love your partner and have faith that they can and want to change.
A woman by the name of Bettsy123 has taken to Mumsnet to seek advice after she discovered her husband’s infidelity, asking if she should “take [my] cheating husband back?”
She explains that her husband, who has been working in another country, not only cheated on her when she was seven months pregnant with his child, but that he’s actually had multiple affairs.
“He had been away for a matter of weeks when he had cheated on me,” she wrote. “He had two one night stands and slept with another woman on more than one occasion.”
She added that when she discovered the affairs and confronted her husband, he “denied everything and continued to lie.” But he was eventually forced to “come clean” as she had been contacted by a woman he was cheating with.
“I was sure that the marriage was over. I told my family and friends what he had done,” Bettsy123 wrote.