Ways to Get Your Spouse to Forgive You For Cheating
It is all out there now, your infidelity is out on the table. Your spouse knows about it and is about ready to
send you packing.
You know you still love him or her, and you know that you majorly screwed up. Now you are wondering, hoping,
praying that there is a way, a way to get your spouse to forgive you for cheating.
Below you will find a few ways to get your spouse to forgive
you for cheating.
The first step is to talk it out. You need to lay it all out on the table. And understand it is going to hurt
your partner more, on top of the cheating, but you have to get it all out there. Why did you cheat? Was it to fill
a temporary need, or were there emotions attached? He or she needs to know the “root” cause to begin the process of
The next step is to change what you have been doing. You have to begin by telling your spouse that you will
change and then most importantly you have to be willing to show your partner that you have made those changes.
So although the words are important, the actions will be even more important. And after some time has passed you
need to begin to also show your spouse how much you want them in your life. You show them through the little
things: cards, love letter, by talking to them every day about your day, his or her day, or even a text in the
middle of the day, saying you love him or her.
The third step is to not only apologize, but to take full responsibility. You need to look him or her in the
eyes and truly apologize and then tomorrow apologize again. Show your significant other that you truly understand
what you did, that it was wrong and that you take full responsibility.
Explain to him or her that you are re-committing to them, and that you will make that same re-commitment every
day for as long as he or she will have you.
Another important step, but very difficult for you, will be to be patient in building his or her trust. You need
to give your spouse time to let go of the anger, the hurt and the utter and complete distrust.
And that is going to take time, and it may take a lot of time. You have to be patient and let the other emotions
run its course. And you also have let the trust re-build naturally. If you try to push it you will end up
destroying whatever fragile wall of trust is there.
The entire process is going to take time, and probably lots of it. You have to allow your partner to set the
pace. Follow his or her lead and let them be mad, hurt and cry whenever he or she needs to.
If you can ride out the storm, you may still have your spouse on the other side. And if you manage to do that,
show your spouse it was worth the pain, show him or her, every day how much you truly love them.
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