Let’s say you’ve been in a relationship with this fantastic human being who’s so far rocked your world from every angle. Down the line you sense something’s off, and after little investigating (Matlock style), realize that they’ve got a significant other on the side. Do you (a) break it off completely or (b) give them the chance to amend their ways and then forgive them?
Whatever option you choose, there would always be the underlying fear that it could happen again. Do people genuinely change, and change for the better? What’s the guaranty that they wouldn’t revert to their old ways when another opportunity presents itself? The truth is you never know. You never really know.
There will always be that niggling doubt at the back of your mind convincing you that you’ll always be second best. How do you live with the fact that it could happen again? So, let’s assume that things are going swell, the relationship is revived and going better than before. Somewhere out of the blue, another incident rears up – your suspicions come to life, he/she is cheating again. Do you (a) kick their ass to the curb once and for all or (b) give them yet another chance to redeem themselves and be faithful?