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6 Healthy Ways To Ignore Your Cheating Husband

His cheating is his problem, not yours

BY Mercy Kipchilat

Jan 08, 2023, 04:51 PM

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Discovering that your husband has cheated on you can have devastating effects on you and your marriage.

While many people’s first reaction to infidelity would be to confront their spouse or walk out of their marriage, some might opt to stay and ignore their cheating husband for various valid reasons.

Here are six helpful tips on how to ignore your cheating husband, for women who find themselves in such relationships and choose to stay.

1. Try Not To Blame Yourself

When your husband cheats on you, it’s very easy to take the blame for his infidelity and this can easily have a negative effect on your mental health.

It is important to remind yourself that his cheating has everything to do with his emotions, feelings and values and nothing to do with you. Making this your daily reminder will help make it easier for you to ignore your cheating husband.

2. Take Time To Grieve Your Relationship

In order to effectively ignore your cheating husband, you first have to acknowledge your feelings about the whole situation and face them.

It is okay to feel angry, betrayed, and even sad that your relationship is broken but whatever feelings you have, don’t bottle them. Find a way of letting your emotions out and go through all five stages of grief. Once done, you will come to terms with his infidelity and you will be able to easily ignore him.

3. Take Up Physical And Mental Exercises

Another way that will help you to ignore your cheating husband is channelling your energies in a productive way.

Immerse yourself in physical activities such as jogging, aerobics, Zumba, or yoga combined with mental exercises like meditation. 

Not only will these exercises improve your mental and physical well-being, but they will also make you busy and engaged, leaving little time to think about your cheating spouse.

4. Engage In Hobbies That Boost Your Esteem

Infidelity can easily take a toll on your self-esteem and you will find yourself wondering in the middle of the night if you were not beautiful enough or worthy of love. It is therefore important to engage in healthy hobbies that will help cheer you up and get your self-esteem back up.

Whether it’s buying that cute dress you’ve always wanted, changing your hairstyle, gardening, dancing, or even doing volunteer work, just get out there and do something that will bring a smile to your face again.

5. Become Financially Independent

One of the reasons why you might choose to ignore your cheating husband and remain in your broken marriage might be because you may lack financial independence.

Look for ways to make and save your money so that you can afford to take care of yourself and perhaps even walk away from your cheating spouse.

6. Confide In A Trusted Loved One

Seeking a comforting shoulder to lean on from a close family member or a dear friend can help you emotionally through the tough time. 

Confide in someone you can trust and if you are not ready to talk about your cheating spouse then at least spend time with them and use their company as a distraction from your woes.