Deciding to stay with a cheating spouse can be an incredibly hard decision to reach. At the back of your mind, you may be wondering whether you have done the right thing and if you will ever have to go through the same issues again. What are some of the benefits of staying with a cheating spouse?
Strengthen Marriage Bond
Couples who choose to reconcile following unfaithfulness are to be commended, rather than scolded or criticised, as staying together following such a heavy betrayal is not an easy decision to reach. If you stay with your spouse after you discover that he or she has cheated on you, this does not guarantee that they will never cheat on you again.
But, a couple that decides to stay together to give their marriage another go not only stand a good chance of repairing their shattered marriage; they can also strengthen their marital bond by communicating more openly and building up new found trust that may have been lacking previously.
The Family Remains Intact
No one can doubt the harmful effect of divorce on children. Study after study has shown that children who witness the divorce of their parents see the very fabric of their family life torn apart by their parent’s separation. Not only does divorce bring an end to life as they once knew it, but children must also adjust to new living arrangements and visitation from their now non-custodial parent.
However, couples who choose to stay together, rather than divorce, give their children another chance of enjoying their birthright, which includes having both of their parents play an active role in their lives.
At first sight, there may not seem to be a lot of incentives to stay with a cheating spouse. Of course, if your spouse chooses not to make any changes, but continues on with the illicit affair, you will need to take appropriate action. But if your spouse is truly sorry for what they have done and you are willing to try again, there are good reasons to do so. Staying with a cheating spouse can help you to strengthen your marriage bond and it also helps to keep your family intact.