Can cheaters really change?

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Here's what the ParentTown community thinks

We’re all familiar with the adage that goes: “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” Is there any truth to this? The ParentTown community exchanged their opinions on the matter in a recent discussion.

(Click on the image below to view the entire discussion.)

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Here’s some of what they had to say:

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“Based on what I’ve seen from relatives/friends who’ve been cheated on, this statement seems to be true,” wrote Bianca M. “It’s sad but unless a cheater confronts those deep personal issues and stops blaming their partners, they can never break free from the vicious cycle.”

Rose C. agreed. “I know it’s cliche, but a leopard cannot change its spots,” she wrote. “Science has proven that a cheater will always cheatdue to genetic factors.”

There is truth to what Rose had to say. For some people, it really is more difficult to fight their impulses. Watch the video below for an easy-to-understand explanation.


That’s no excuse for bad behavior, however. As Ameetess D. wrote, “While I concede that cheating never occurs in a vacuum, the circumstances surrounding the propensity for a betrayal doesn’t change the fact that a person cheated.”

But can people change? Click to the next page to read what the ParentTown community had to say about that.

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