A spouse can be forgiven when they are truly remorseful and understand the damage that they have caused. They have uncovered the reason why they chose to act in this way and are clear about how they would handle things differently if a similar situation occurs in the future. They have offered a sincere and clean apology-no buts or excuses for their choice. They also give the betrayed partner time to grieve and heal. They are completely open about their transgressions and they are transparent in all words and actions going forward.
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