To forgive is Divine. To forgive the same thing over and over again is weakness. When Shawn (my former husband) cheated on me for the second time with a second woman, it would have been so much easier to forgive him, stay married and move on. It took much more courage, much more bravery to leave him, leave my "perfect" life, to move on, and to have more respect for myself. Have I forgiven him? Yes. Of course I have. Does that mean I had to stay married to him? No.