They say “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”. This saying is extremely important when it comes to a relationship. There’ve been so many stories when one partner forgave another one, though it never ended well. Though, it’s also possible that it was a one-time mistake and giving a second chance may make your relationship even stronger.
So, what are the situations when you should or should not give your partner a second chance? Or is it better to say “enough is enough” and move on to a new relationship?
Firstly, you should remember that this decision is totally yours. If your partner has cheated on you and you feel like you’d never be able to trust him/her again, then you probably should do best for yourself and end this relationship. The most important question you should ask yourself is “Would this relationship be the same?” If this lie wasn’t crucial and you are able to continue being with this person, maybe you should give a second chance and continue building your relationship.
It sounds easy but in fact, when you realize that your partner is a liar it’s hard to pull yourself together and think clearly. To help you, here we got some of the reasons why you should give your partner a second chance.
Actions speak louder than words
Words are nice but sometimes they are meaningless. If your partner says how much he/she love and values you but never actually shows it, there is nothing true in these words. Though it’s okay to give your partner a second chance if you see that he/she deserves it.
You still trust them
Trust is what you lose when someone has lied to you. Though if you still can trust this person it wouldn’t be so difficult to give them a second chance.
The lesson has been learned
People make mistakes. But they also learn from them. If you see that the lesson has been learned and your partner will never do something like this again, you should consider giving a second chance.
They can live without you. But they don’t want to
Of course, no one will die if you break up. But he/she loves you and sees you as the only person to be with. Consider it as something that shows their real feelings towards you.
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Everyone makes mistakes. And it’s okay. And even though it’s not always easy to forgive and give a second chance, you should always follow your heart and do best for yourself and your relationship.