Question: I found out from a friend that my girlfriend cheated on me at a party. She said it was only a kiss and stopped him right away but why would she even do that if she wanted to be with me? I’m still with her because we’ve been together for 2 years now and I do love her. I wish it didn’t happen. I thought we were gonna last. Is she trustworthy? Is it normal to just make those kinds of mistakes if you are with the right person?
Answer: Cheating stinks! Sometimes people do find themselves in sketchy situations and make mistakes even when they love their partner.
Do you believe your girlfriend stopped him right away? Does your gut trust her? If so, you could consider staying together. But a real issue I have here is that your girlfriend did not tell you about this. What is her reason for that? I think if she was super trustworthy and committed to you, she would have wanted to tell you right away so that you heard the truth from her and no one else first.
You should talk to her and see what you believe deep down is true. Then, decide accordingly.
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About the Expert: Rachel RUSSO, MS, MFT is one of Your Monthly Mentors, a Matchmaker, Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Speaker. She has a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Iona College, a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, and a certification as an Intentional Relationship Coach. Rachel is the founder of Rachel Russo Relationships-a NYC-based dating and relationship consultancy-and has worked as a matchmaker for twelve years. She currently acts as the resident relationship expert on Brooklyn Savvy Tv, is a matchmaker with Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking, and trains entrepreneurs at Matchmaking Institute. Her drive, credentials, and unique experience make her the ultimate dating and relationship expert. Read More…