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My boyfriend has cheated on every girlfriend he has had, and I gave him a chance to prove that he can change and be a better person, but I’m scared that he is either playing with me or cheating on me.

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You chose to be with someone who has a track record of cheating. It makes sense that you would believe that he might cheat on you. Past behavior is often a good predictor of future behavior.

The question becomes why would you choose this relationship? There are many other potential partners who don’t have histories of cheating.

Generally speaking, it’s unwise to choose someone with such a poor track record. It’s always better to make choices that are in your best interest. You might want to reconsider your decision. By choosing this relationship, you have made your life more difficult. You could’ve made a different choice. You might consider counseling to explore why you chose to be in a difficult relationship.

I’m not certain of your exact question. If you would like to write back and ask a specific question, I will try my best to answer it.

Good luck and please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

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Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2019). Cheating. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2019/03/15/cheating-3/
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