With that being said, I’d move on from anyone who seems to be forming a pattern. You may have heard this well-known idiom before: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” The author of that expression must have caught his or her loved one liplocked with a stranger on more than one occasion. While “once a cheater” doesn’t necessarily mean “always a cheater,” “twice a cheater” might. So if you are gracious enough to pardon his initial betrayal and he breaks your trust a second time, you should have no qualms with sending him packing.
…Unless you’re into polygamy, of course — in which case, you’ve just struck player gold.
Ethan Fixell is a writer and comedian from New York City best known as one half of comic “dating coach” duo Dave and Ethan. He is also the creator and editor of ActualConversation.com. For more on Ethan, visit EthanFixell.com…or call his mom, Robin.