Hey Relationship Rules, I caught my wife chatting with her ex. I also found out that she exchanged intimate pictures with him. She tried to explain that it was just nothing and she did it just for fun for she feels bored staying at home. She cried and apologized.
Since we have a toddler, daughter, I let it go. I did it for my daughter because she needs her mom. It has been a year now since it happened. However, I sometimes feel betrayed and I feel like I should do something.
What should I do? Please, I need your help.
Dear Anonymous, it is truly painful when something of this magnitude happens when you’re married. Even though she apologized and told you it was just for fun, we all know that doesn’t justify cheating. It’s highly admirable that you are trying to forgive and forget for the happiness of your daughter but it doesn’t mean it won’t hurt.
We recommend you sit with her and have a transparent and truthful heart-to-heart with her – tell her it still hurts you and ask her to help you move on from it and make you believe in her. If it was a one-time thing and she really apologized, we suggest you truly forgive her and continue living a happy life with her without any regrets or negative feelings towards her past actions.
If she can’t seem to express it in words, we recommend therapy. When children are involved, it’s always better to sort things out and try all you can to avoid parting ways. We hope you and your wife can find happiness together!
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