Rebuilding Relationship Trust
If you’re like many betrayed partners, the worst part of the cheating is not the actual sexual or romantic behaviors your partner engaged in. The worst part is the loss of relationship trust. You love your partner and you want to trust him, but after finding out that he cheated on you, it’s almost impossible to believe a single thing he says or does. And this makes you feel like you’re unsure of almost everything. One moment you love him as much as ever; the next moment you can’t stand the sight of him.
Unfortunately, you can expect this emotional rollercoaster to continue for longer than you might like. Usually, it takes a year, give or take, before things will start to feel normal again – and that’s if your cheating partner gets honest with you, makes necessary behavior changes, and stays honest with you. If his personal process of healing progresses in fits and starts, the repair of your relationship will also heal in fits and starts.