Is it Ever OK to Get Back Together With a Cheater?

November 23, 2012
Is it Ever OK to Get Back Together With a Cheater?

The short answer is no. But the real answer is actually a question. Why would you want to get back together with a man who cheated on you?

For arguments sake, let’s rule out that he was drugged, beaten or held at gunpoint to have sexual intercourse with another woman. If your guy partook in good old-fashioned hanky-panky on his own accord, then ditch that loser.

I understand that, even though he cheated, you’re probably still in love him. But think long and hard about it.

  • Will you ever be able to forgive him?
  • Will you be able to forget?
  • Will you be able to think about anything else?

It’s not just about the physical cheating. He also cheated on you emotionally and broke the trust of your relationship. And if you look at it in a completely realistic way, he’s also exposed you to the possibility of a sexually transmitted disease.

What else is there to think about?

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at Connect with her on Google+.

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2 Responses

    I was cheated on, I walked in on him kissing a girl. They didn’t have sex but I ran out the door so fast, I was delusional. Just remembering how many feelings rushed over me and how upset and hurt I felt, it’s not worth it to be with him again. we’re friends and things are fine but I would never want to be with him again. It’s all I think about whenever I see him anyway, doubt things would change even if he promised me a diamond ring!

      C. Price
      Cynthia Price (

      That’s so unfortunate, fiorela. At least you will have a clear mind when you start dating someone new! It’s not worth it to be reminded of a horrible instance like that every time you’re with someone.

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