For those watching Unfaithful on OWN, this little checklist from the Dr. Phil website may be just the questions that you need to ask yourself and your relationship.
“Dr. Phil has seven questions to ask to determine if your cheating partner deserves a second chance.
- Is this an isolated event or a pattern?
- Does your partner own his bad behavior or make excuses for it?
- Does he have insight into how he’s hurt you or is he oblivious?
- Is he sorry for his choice or sorry he got caught?
- Is he willing to clean up his act, or is he in denial?
- Is this out of character or does he have an insensitive gene?
- Is this a legacy or new behavior?
The previous seven questions you asked of your partner. One major question you have to ask of yourself is: If you reinvested in this relationship and allowed yourself to trust, and your partner cheated, do you have the depth and strength to recover from it, or would you be emotionally bankrupt? ”
**the above exerpt from an article on the Dr. Phil website that can be located here.