New relationships are supposed to be happy and exciting, but cheating can bring that all crashing down — it can be way more than just a little complication.
However, cheating doesn’t mean the end of the relationship, nor does it mean the beginning of the end of the relationship.
INSIDER turned to experts to figure out how couples can make a relationship work when it starts with cheating.
After someone cheats, good communication is essential.
New boundaries are a must.
At the beginning of a new relationship, things should be exciting and, generally, happy. It’s called the “honeymoon stage” for a reason, after all. But when cheating happens at the very beginning of the relationship, those happy, butterflies-in-your-stomach feelings can become heavier and more conflicted. Cheating, of course, complicates things and, in some cases can be the end of the relationship.