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How to Handle a Cheating Boyfriend

Posted on :2013-04-08 in

Life is not always a bed of roses and sometimes we have to come face to face with ugly truths. A cheating boyfriend is one such ugly truth, but the main thing here is that it needs to be handled properly.

So, if you are losing sleep over how to handle a cheating boyfriend, simply relax there is a way out of it. Infidelity can make a couple feel very hurt, insecure and difficult to trust each other in future.

Sometimes, this hurt feeling can even spill over to a new relationship, you might start. Given here are some ways, which can help you to handle a cheating boyfriend:
 

How to Deal With a Cheating Boyfriend


Recognize the feeling

First of all, recognize and accept the feelings of anger, sadness and disappointment you feel once you come to know about the betrayal. Accepting this is very important for you to move ahead, whether it is in terms of forgiving your cheating boyfriend or moving ahead in life with another person.

Do not blame yourself

Next, never blame yourself for his actions of betrayal. Your boyfriend is an individual who can make his own decision and none is responsible for it, especially not you. Everyone is responsible for their actions, so he is responsible for his.
 

How to Handle a Cheating Boyfriend

Analyze the situation

Try to look into the whole thing from an outsider's point of view. Think what advice you would give to a friend in the same situation. Then analyze if his actions have permanently damaged your relationship or there is a scope to still salvage it. Think carefully about the situation and decide if you can trust him again or not.

Confront your boyfriend

Confront your cheating boyfriend and try to find out why he cheated on you. Tell him about your feeling and how much this has hurt you; let him know in clear words that cheating is something, which is not acceptable to you. Listen to all the explanations and reasons he gives for his actions. You are just listening him out, do not imply in any way that you might be ready to forgive him for his actions.


Do not get swayed

Do not allow his sweet words or words of apology manipulate you. It is very important that you think about this carefully, without any influence, so that you can make decision for the future of your relationship with your boyfriend.

Give vent to your feelings

Find a constructive outlet to give vent to your feelings of hurt, anger, disappointment on your boyfriend. Remember, bottling up these feelings inside can be very harmful for you in the long run. No matter what activity you like to do, get involved with it and let out all your negative feelings.

Stay away for sometime

If you stay with him, arrange to live away for some time. This will give you enough time to grieve over the betrayal caused to you due to his cheating.

Go by your gut feel

Always trust your instincts, if something feels good then it is good and if it doesn't then it most certainly is not. If your instincts tell you that this is a one off mistake, made by your boyfriend, you might as well trust this. However, if you get any negative vibes, continuing the relationship is not a good thing.

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