- On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za asked our readers if they thought it was wise to forgive an unfaithful partner
- The question left our readers divided, with some saying people needed a second chance while others said it would be best to end the relationship
- We took a look at some of our readers' most honest answers to the question
On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za asked our readers if they thought it was wise to forgive a partner who had cheated.
"Would you forgive a partner if they cheated and they're really remorseful about it? Why?" we asked our readers.
The question sparked quite the reaction and our readers were left divided. Some believed cheaters deserved a second chance while others said that a leopard never changes its spots.
Here are some of our readers' reactions to the question:
Michael van Zyl commented: "Once a cheat always a cheat. Forgive and leave the relationship because a person who cheats on you does not love you."
Polycarp Nicholas Ngwenya added: "Oh well was once in that situation when I was cheated on,she did show remorse and because I did love her,I just had to put it past behind me....Only for her to do it again with someone different,from that day I promised myself to never go back to a cheater,it's now once bitten twice shy!!"
Terry Thabelo commented: "No I wouldn't. Because they did it on purpose. Cheating is not a mistake."
Colleen Roseline Spogter wrote: "Yes because I love my partner, and I realize no one is perfect. I'm not supporting a cheating man, just understanding his weakness and pray to God to help him. Just my opinion. Anyway I am married and knows exactly what I am talking about. It hurts and painful to go through that but God's grace is enough to overcome. God will deal with him for his weakness."
Natacha Bodenstein said: "No it's never the same after that, it feels literally if someone took your heart from your chest, trust and respect never fully returns....I know been there never again."
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