'All You Need Is Love'. That's what the Beatles famously sang. When love is great, it beats anything else this world has to offer. However, when it goes wrong, it has a tendency to hit us harder than anyone who has yet to feel that pain could ever imagine.
Dishonesty within relationships is relatively common and can manifest itself in various forms. Of all of them, being cheated on is easily one of the hardest to take and can take a long time to recover from. Despite being the victim, you will naturally start to question whether it was your fault. Rest assured, it wasn't.
It is a sore subject that you must first be absolutely certain about. There's nothing worse than throwing false accusations at your partner. That could have an equally damning impact on the relationship.
Perhaps it's all in your mind. Maybe your own insecurities have created a false betrayal. However, if you have suspicions then it's definitely worth acting upon them. Not knowing the answer one way or the other will eventually eat your world apart. Knowing how to find out if your spouse is cheating could be an essential step en route to solving your issues.
If you find concrete evidence that your partner has cheated, do not accept it under any circumstance. Not only should you confront them, you should gather your thoughts and be honest with yourself. Don't accept excuses like, “It wasn't me.” They say “once a cheater, always a cheater”. Your partner has already lied to you at least once, don't think of them as having an epiphany and experiencing a sudden change. Cutting your losses now will save you a lot of grief in the long run. Perhaps more importantly, it will allow you to move on quicker.
It's important to reiterate that the cheating was not your fault. Remembering this won't lessen the pain, but it will at least you rid you of any unnecessary guilt.
As the victim of infidelity, you will naturally go through several stages before truly starting the road to recovery. One will be to remember the good times and question whether it is worth giving things another shot. Ultimately, though, this person wasn't the person you originally thought. And if they are, it’s time to reconsider the reasons you were in a relationship with them in the first place?
Once you've fully come to terms with the betrayal, you can finally start to think about mending that broken heart. Before that, though, it's worth investing in 'me time'. Take up a new hobby or introduce something fun and exciting to your life. This will quickly show you that life does go on and that you can still enjoy the world and the amazing things it has to offer.
Finding a new lover is not a rush. You enjoyed the single life before meeting your now-ex partner and you should take time to savour it once more. New love will manifest in good time, just be careful not to let those scars stop your next relationship from blossoming.