Tasha Smith is known to speak her mind, and the “For Better Or For Worse” actress did just that when the topic of cheating came up in a recent interview.
“No person is perfect. Thank God, I haven’t had any infidelity issues. But you can’t say what you won’t ever do, and you can’t say you won’t have forgiveness in your heart if there were to be an issue like that,” Smith told The Grio.
“After a certain amount of time that you have established your relationship with your mate, if there is a mistake that’s made and if it’s something….if there is true repentance in that mistake and true change and it’s not going to be an ongoing problem, I feel like listen ladies, don’t give up your marriage or your relationship over one piece of booty.”
While a forgiving heart is a great thing to have, not everyone is willing to pardon their mate for hopping in the bed with someone else. Sometimes the thought of the person you love giving their body away to another being, sharing something so intimate, is too much to bear. And as they say, once a cheater always a cheater...right? Maybe not.
But forgiving doesn’t mean that you turn a blind eye to your partner’s transgressions. It simply means you’re loving him or her enough to trust that they wouldn’t do it again. As Smith points out, it all comes down to the strength of the relationship or bond and, more importantly, just how sorry your partner is. When it comes to forgiving someone for infidelity they have to earn it. Rebuilding the trust, however, will be a great challenge.
What do you think of Tasha Smith’s statement? Should a man (or woman) be forgiven if they cheat once?