What to Do When You Catch Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Cheating

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If you catch your boyfriend or girlfriend cheating, you may be upset and you may be wondering what to do next. You absolutely don’t have to put with with cheating, but the first thing you should do is take a step back and fully think the situation through. Catching a cheating SO often results in impulsive actions, but you’ll need to handle this with a level head.

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Leave The Room When You Catch Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Cheating

If you actually catch your boyfriend or girlfriend in the act, leave the room and take a second to cool off. Verifying an affair is one thing, but staying in the room, even just to argue, is not advised. Leaving gives you time to breathe, calm down, and think about what to do next.

Separate (Temporarily)

If you are considering ending your relationship, don’t decide right away. Instead, ask your boyfriend or girlfriend for a little bit of time apart. This is ideal if you don’t live together. If you do live together, ask that your cheating partner stays with friends or family members. At the very least, have them sleep in another room.

Separate (For Good!)

Another action that you can take is to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Initially, you may not want to do this right away, especially if you are in a long-term relationship. With that in mind, be sure to remember that many men and women who cheat often do so again and again. Do you want to always be wondering if your boyfriend or girlfriend is where they say they are?

Seek Counseling

If you are interested in trying to save your relationship, you may consider counseling sessions with your cheating partner. For many, long-term relationships are worth saving.

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Avoid Violence When You Catch Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Cheating

Whatever you do, never resort to violence. Catching your partner red-handed may get your blood boiling, but don’t do anything you may regret (or end up in jail for). Understand that violence often makes the situation much worse than it needs to be.

As you can see, there are a number of things you can do if you catch your boyfriend or girlfriend cheating. Whichever approach you do take, just be sure to follow your intuition and use your best judgment.

Ever catch your SO cheating? Tag ’em in the comments! Just kidding. But let us know about it in the comments below.

By Sarah Quinn

Sarah Quinn is a Make Him Yours XO contributor based in Oakland, CA.

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