Finding out that your boyfriend cheated on you can make you experience a wide range of emotions. You feel hurt, betrayed and downright angry. You may even start to question your attractiveness and self-worth. But you still love him and do not want to let go of him just yet. Is it possible to trust your boyfriend after he has cheated? Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you make the decision.
Is this the first time he's cheated?
If this is the first time he's cheated, it is possible to give him the benefit of the doubt that he won't do it again. But if he has cheated on you or previous girlfriends before, it is perfectly normal to believe he is a habitual cheater. If you are always worrying if he will cheat again, you will be unhappy in your relationship.
Did he admit to cheating or did you find out yourself?
It is a little easier to hear your boyfriend admit to cheating, rather than catching him in the act. If he admits to cheating, it shows that he feels remorseful for what he did and wants to make things right with you. If he just continues to cheat in hopes that you won't find out, he likely does not feel bad about what he is doing.
Was it a one time thing or ongoing affair?
It is one thing for your boyfriend to hook up with another woman when he's drunk at a bar. It is something completely different when he has an ongoing affair with someone else. A one night stand likely didn't mean anything, but an ongoing affair might have. You have to wonder if your boyfriend fell in love with the woman he had an affair with and is thinking about leaving you for her.
Deciding on whether you should trust your boyfriend after he has cheated is completely up to you. If you don't think you can trust him anymore, it is best to end the relationship now. Constantly worrying about where he's at or what's he's doing won't be good for you or him.
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