Could you forgive a cheating partner?

Once a cheater, always a cheater. Would you be willing to give your unfaithful partner a second chance?

Abby Clancy - The Big Debate - World News - Marie Claire
Abby Clancy - The Big Debate - World News - Marie Claire
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Once a cheater, always a cheater. Would you be willing to give your unfaithful partner a second chance?

As the latest episode in the Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy saga hits the headlines – she has ditched her ring again following further allegations – we can't help asking ourselves: should unfaithful partners be given a second chance?

In the last year there have been a slew of male celebrities who have been caught cheating. Tiger Woods, John Terry, Vernon Kay, Mark Owen, and now Peter Crouch to name but a few.

They have consequently left their respective other halves broken-hearted and with the impossible choice of should I stay or should I go?

Before jetting off to Spain to escape from it all, Abbey Clancy confided in fellow suffering WAG Toni Terry, insisting ‘everyone makes mistakes.’

Since that conversation and the revelation of one further cheating scandal, Abbey has removed and replaced her engagement ring twice; obviously wracked with indecision.

Is she right to be confused? Can trust be rebuilt, or should some unfaithful partners be given a second chance?

Of course, every relationship is different, but once you have committed to taking your partner back, how easy is it to truly forgive them for what they have done?

Abbey Clancy reportedly said, ‘Every time I see you it reminds me what you’ve done.’

Would you be able forgive an unfaithful partner and give them a second chance? Or do you think these celebrity wives are setting a bad example to other women by taking back their cheating men? Let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below.



Natalia Lubomirski
Natalia is a health journalist with 14 years experience in the publishing industry. She has worked for a number of well known magazines and websites including Marie Claire, Woman&Home, Top Sante, Boots and The Telegraph.  She likes to think she practices what she preaches when it comes to health and fitness. Her athletic prowess began early. A keen fencer for 13 years, she wielded an epée for Olympic Team GB during her teenage years. She likes to think she made sword-fighting cool before Game of Thrones came along! While working on her sporting performance with the team, she also participated in a lot of nutrition and psychology training, When it comes to time off, you’ll most likely find her up a mountain somewhere. It seems holidays have become a time for climbing several thousand feet, rather than chilling out. She’s now hiked eight of the major mountain ranges across four continents – including the Appalachians, the Smokies, the Sierra Nevadas (she spent her honeymoon hiking to the top of Half Dome), as well as hitting the summits of Snowdon, Pen-Y-Fan (Brecon Beacons), Table Mountain in South Africa, the Blue Mountains in Australia and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. She’s also passionate about all things health, particularly vaccinations, and will happily jump on her soap box at any given opportunity to talk about their benefits to anyone who will listen!