Can A Cheating Woman Change And Be Faithful?

by Daphne GarrettMay 20, 2021

“Can a cheating woman change and be faithful?” Is a question that many men repeatedly ask themselves after finding out their partners cheated on them.

It can be of the biggest betrayals you can have in a marriage. No matter how prepared you think you are for the idea of your girlfriend or wife possibly cheating on you, the discovery can cause you to rethink the entire relationship.

One of the biggest questions you will constantly ask yourself? “Is it possible for her to change her ways?”

Depending on who you ask, you may get different responses. Some may say that yes, a cheater can change their ways. For example, a cheating woman can truly apologize and not do it again.

Others may pull out the old quote, “Once a cheater, always a cheater.”  This is the belief that if someone cheats on you, they will do it again regardless of the situation.

So, what’s the answer? The truth is that it all depends!

Can A Cheating Woman Change And Be Committed?

The truth is that some people just aren’t meant for a monogamous relationship.

No matter how much they want to “settle down,” they will find themselves returning to their roots soon enough. Of course, someone’s cheating personality is still changeable, but it may not be worth it for most people.

However, It Can Also Be Due To Other Factors

Cheating may be a sign that a need is not fulfilled in one’s relationship. For example, she is not sexually satisfied. If the two of you have been having relationship issues, she may cheat.

Relationship problems or issues not being met does not excuse cheating. Not at all. However, it can explain the reasoning. By taking care of the issues that have contributed to cheating, a cheating woman may change her ways.

It May Also Be Due To An Accident

Okay, no one trips, falls, and lands into a pile of cheating. However, there are still heat-of-the-moment factors that will cause cheating.

For example, having too much to drink. Again, this does not excuse the behavior, but it does explain one of the reasons.

We are all humans. We all make mistakes. Maybe you haven’t cheated, but perhaps you have done something that you regretfully.

The Apology Matters

If a woman apologizes for cheating, look at how she apologizes.

Some women will have crocodile tears and try to be sorry, but then demand that you forgive her right away.

Some will just give a non-apology (the “sorry you feel that ways of the world”) and instead shift blame.

However, a woman who gives a proper apology, you’ll know she was serious.

She will do whatever it takes to give her forgiveness and recognize that forgiveness for cheating does take a while. Cheating knocks down years of trust, and repairing it isn’t easy.

A truly sorry woman will give you your space and realize that it may take a while before she is truly forgiven. As for you, it’s okay for you to want her to prove her worth after cheating, as it is a massive breach of trust.

With that said, also consider forgiveness someday.

How Does She Behave Now? 

A cheating woman who doesn’t plan to change her ways will still have suspicious behavior. Sure, she may try to cover her tracks a little better, but she may still be coming home late, or she gets snappy if you see her on her computer.

Meanwhile, a woman who is willing to change will change her behaviors, even going as far as to drop the person she was talking to.

When it comes to the person she was cheating with, claiming she is “remaining friends” with that person is still a red flag. While you should not control who she sees, this could be a sign she’s unwilling to change.

What’s Her Relationship With Therapy?

A woman who is willing to change her ways will want to go through therapy to handle the problems in the relationship.

A therapist isn’t going to fix your relationship magically, but they can be a mediator when you have an issue in your relationship.

Sometimes, you need an outside perspective, especially someone who is an expert in human psychology and knows how a relationship works.

Therapy can take a few sessions for you to see results. You may have to admit some harsh truths as well. When talking to the therapist, be sure to hold nothing back.

Instead, prepare for the ride and get ready for the possible idea of making amends.

Therapy is also a good way to go if you are considering ending your relationship. Not necessarily to repair it, but for closure.

You can read more about it here.

Is Getting Back Together With Her Worth It?

Even if she is serious about being sorry, should you get back together with her? can a cheating woman change and be faithful?

Some will want to make the relationship work. However, there are many who will want to end things off.

It depends on the situation. For example, if you’ve been together with her for a long time, you are more likely to want to end things off than if it was your second date.

If the relationship had lasted for a long time, you might want to tackle the issues that led you to this point.

However, it all depends on the situation. It’s also valid to want to end the relationship if you have a zero-tolerance policy for cheating or if other factors have spelled the end of the relationship.


So to answer your original question – “can a cheating woman change and be faithful?”

Yes, a cheating woman can change her ways. However, it’s on her personality and her willingness to make things right.

Therapy, talking things out, and realizing that wounds heal with time are ways you can accomplish this. Not to mention, there are some cases where the two of you may want to part ways. That’s valid as well.

Cheating is a difficult situation, and there are no right or wrong answers on how to handle it. Go with what your heart and brain tell you, and be sure you don’t make a decision you’ll regret later.

Recommended: When To Walk Away After Infidelity


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