New York (PRWEB) March 20, 2008
Under what circumstances should a cheating spouse or significant other be given a second chance?
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston, founder of InfidelityAdvice.com and author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, recommends taking several factors into consideration when trying to decide. Houston says, "First and foremost are the circumstances of the infidelity and the cheater's attitude about the affair. These two things are a good indication of whether the marriage or relationship can be saved."
When to Give the Cheater a Second Chance
Houston, who is frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news, says, "Infidelity doesn't necessarily mean the end of a marriage. Sometimes a relationship can be saved. If the cheater is genuinely sorry, has severed all ties with the Other Woman or Other Man, and is willing to work hard to rebuild the broken trust, then the cheater might be worthy of a second chance, if the infidelity occurred under the circumstances below."
Houston cautions that it's not advisable to take the cheater back if he or she:
"There are other things that need to be done before taking the cheater back," says Houston. "It's important to have one or more conversations with the cheater about the cheating. Ground rules need to be set- checks and balances put in place. The cheater needs to be fully accountable to their mate for as long as it takes to rebuild the broken trust. It could take as long as 2 years. It's not a quick fix."
"Forgiveness shouldn't be handed over on a silver platter," warns Houston. "It's something the cheater has to earn. Otherwise, you're just setting the stage for the cheating to happen again."
The Biggest Obstacle to Giving a Cheater a Second Chance
Houston warns, "One of the biggest obstacles to taking a cheating spouse or significant other back is the fear that he or she the cheater will cheat again without your knowledge. It's a valid fear considering the fact that by the time an affair is discovered, the infidelity victim is usually the last to know."
How to Overcome the Fear that the Cheater Will Cheat Again
Houston advises, "The beat way to overcome this fear if you're trying to reconcile with a cheating mate is to become familiar with the signs of infidelity. Since most of the signs are subtle, knowing what to look for is the key."
Houston's book, Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs (Lifestyle Publications, $29.95), covers practically every known sign of infidelity, including the subtle signs people usually overlook. Despite the title, most of the signs apply to cheating woman as well as cheating men. The signs are conveniently grouped into 21 major categories, so you can easily find the signs that apply to your mate. Is He Cheating on You? is available as a soft cover book ($29.95) from http://www.InfidelityAdvice.com or as a downloadable e-book ($37) from Booklocker.com
The $37 e-book version of Is He Cheating on You? (available from http://www.booklocker.com/books/1755.html ) comes with a bonus section that is especially helpful to anyone trying to reconcile with a cheating mate. It contains the following affair recovery information:
For more information about both versions of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, visit http://www. InfidelityAdvice.com
FREE Help in Dealing with a Cheating Spouse
Houston has 2 free special reports that can prove helpful to anyone attempting to reconcile with a cheating mate.
1. Is He Cheating? Is She Cheating? - 21 Ways You Can Tell
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2. 14 Things Everyone Should Know about Signs of Infidelity
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For more information about signs of infidelity, cheating spouses, or extramarital affairs, visit http://www.InfidelityAdvice.com or http://infidelitynewsandviews.blogspot.com
About Ruth Houston:
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston, is the founder of InfidelityAdvice.com and the author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, which documents practically every known sign of infidelity. Frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news, Ruth has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, msnbc.com, FoxNews.com, Maclean's and numerous others. Ruth has also been a guest on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, Fox and Friends, The Morning Show, 1010WINS, Court TV Radio, BBC, CBC, and over 440 radio and TV talk shows worldwide.
To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, call 718 592-6039 or e-mail InfidelityExpert(at)gmail.com