Dealing with a cheating partner

By Drum Digital
28 May 2014

Dealing with cheating in a relationship, points to consider.

Whether you're the one who has strayed from your relationship or you're the partner who feels betrayed, here are tips from Dr. Phil to help you move forward.

Were you cheated on?

  • It is absolutely vital for you to move forward with life and love. Being willing to trust again is key. Take things one step at a time.
  • Don't try to make sense out of nonsense. Rationalizing your cheating spouse's behavior or sympathizing with him/her is pointless. It is never OK to go outside of your relationship to solve problems within a relationship. It's not your fault.
  • Time heals nothing. It is what you do with the time that matters.
  • Remember that it is better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.
  • If your partner wants back in, he/she will have to earn his/her way back into the relationship. Renegotiate the relationship in a way that works for both of you.
  • There comes a point in time where you may have to draw a line and say, "That's it, I'm done. I'm not mad at you. I withdraw my feelings, I withdraw my emotions.
  • Don't stay together for the children. Remember, kids would rather be from a broken home than live in one. They're much better off with one well-adjusted, happy, thriving parent, than they are with two who are cheating, lying, fighting, and living with stress and pressure.


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