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Could You Ever Forgive a Cheater?

If it's been a couple of bad weeks for Tiger Woods, how must his wife Elin feel? From the steady stream of alleged mistresses coming out of the woodwork, it's become apparent that Tiger was less than faithful to his wife. As we wait to find out what Elin Nordegren Woods will do, tell me: could you ever forgive a cheater?

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ali321 ali321 7 years
I really hate the whole "forgive or not" thing. For me it comes down to the fact that I could never trust them again. The relationship would be messed up. If I did stay it would have to be because it was a one time thing or something. I couldn't deal with someone having a whole other life that I didn't know about and knowing they lied and hid things from me on a regular basis. I don't get how Tiger's wife is planning on forgiving him. He cheated so many times. And did he come clean on his own or just get caught? Because if it's the latter then I don't see that as reason enough for him to really want to change.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
that breach of trust would never heal for me. in tiger's case, it doesn't help that his selection in mistresses were far below par. what an idiot.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
No....... forgive maybe..... forget never. He cheats I'm done no explanation necessary
a-million-suns a-million-suns 7 years
No. There's no way I'd be able to move forward in the relationship after that.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i tried to go back to my cheater ex in college and it didn't work. the paranoia turned me into a crazy b*tch that i hated. overall, it wasn't worth it and i will never put myself if that situation again. forgive-yes, forget-never.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
Glowingmoon said it perfectly. I can imagine I would be able to forgive the person, but I would not stay with them.
janneth janneth 7 years
Over the top. He's like 12 cheaters.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
No to the extend of Tiger Woods. What he did was repulsive. If you are not a commitment kind of guy, then, don't get marry, as simple as that. I don't think I could forgive that kind of disloyalty. I think that if you don't love someone anymore or you are not able to control your self;the best thing is to end the relationship. I have a very hard time understanding cheaters.
dfserine dfserine 7 years
A lover's betrayal is the worst kind.
medenginer medenginer 7 years
I could forgive him over time. It would also depend on the level of cheating. It would take me a long time to trust him if I ever did again. Life altering and miracles from heaven would have to occur for reconciliation. If it was more than one time of cheating no. I would pack your stuff for you and have it sitting outside.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
Once a cheater, always a cheater.
IsobelBloom IsobelBloom 7 years
I definitely could not. And above all else, I hate how everyone's first reaction is "I hope they can work it out." Why? It's betrayal. To be at that moment and make the conscious decision that you're going to turn your back on your partner isn't something that I could forgive.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Yes... well i have in the past. But I would not tolerate it in this relationship.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Elin needs to attach Tiger's nards to his forehead with a nail gun. And to leave skidmarks leaving that marriage.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
Cheating is a pretty huge dealbreaker for me. If I ever did forgive them it would take a looong time, and I'd be long gone by then.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I really don't think I could. Fortunately, it hasn't happened yet.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
No. Some couples can work through it but not this girl. Especially in this day and age with all the STDs out there, if you're putting yourself at risk for that and sleeping with me then you're putting me at risk too and not even giving me the courtesy of knowing I should get checked.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
No way. In my book, having someone cheat on you is the ultimate in lack of respect. They didn't care enough about the pledge they made to you when they commited, married or not, to not have sex/relationships with other people.. sorry, but no. It's over, and good bye. Apologizing might as well be telling them that you forgave them once, why not again? Cheating on someone isn't something that just happens, it takes a series of willing actions and following through. Especially in situations like this..
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
I've never been cheated on, but I don't think I could ever forgive a cheater. It's such a selfish thing to do. If you like someone else or want to sleep with other women, be a man and have the decency to break up with me first.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
I'm with GlowingMoon. I can accept that people make mistakes, stray and are apologetic etc. but I could never go back. The paranoia would kill me.
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