Let's be completely honest. Some people will consider a relationship done and over with as soon as cheating happens.
But others like to think the relationship still has a chance.
Even so, trying to make a relationship work after cheating is not the most exciting thing ever. A lot of questions can go through your mind. For instance, can it survive? Do you even want it to survive?
A Lot Of Soul Searching Goes On After Cheating Happens
If you cheated, you know you made a mistake. You will obviously be more motivated than your partner to make it work.
And that doesn't make it easier on you.
First, you carry most of the blame. You might also have to deal with crippling trust issues from your partner.
There is also the possibility that you lose most of the respect and love you enjoyed from your partner, even if they give you a second chance.
There is one other thing: you might have to do whatever you are told by your partner. They might demand personal space, or that you do certain things in a relationship.
If you want the relationship to work, you have to comply or risk being shown the door.
Also expect to provide detailed information on your whereabouts, and you better not dare kick up a fuss about it.
This is just part of the process of winning back the trust which was trampled to the ground by straying.
After Cheating, You Might Have To Do Away With Some Relationships At Your Partner's Request
Let's say the opposite happened and your partner stepped out on you.
Obviously, you will be tempted to blame them for the monumental mistake they made. Your partner can apologize over and over again and try to assure you of their love and promise to win back your trust.
They can make certain promises willingly and agree to certain demands you make as you move forward.
But know that it will take more than that to have the relationship back on track.
Whether It's You Or Your Partner Who Cheated, You Have To Talk About What Happened
You should get to the root of the problem to fix your relationship.
If that fails, then you should get counseling. Also understand that it might take a long time to heal from cheating.
But for others, the healing goes very well and they become stronger than they were before.
You also cannot stop at understanding the reason for the indiscretions. The two of you have to put in place a system that allows you to identify the problems early so that cheating does not happen again.
Essentially, this amounts to having proper communication even after cheating has happened.
What's important is that you determine if you are still good for each other and want the best for each other after the bout of infidelity.