Both you and your partner will likely make your share of mistakes, and if you want your relationship to keep moving forward, it's important to master the art of forgiveness. But what happens when that second chance becomes a third or a fourth? How many chances should you be giving your significant other? According to experts, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you decide to give your partner another chance.
"Figuring out if and when to move on from a relationship is hard," Melissa Hobley, dating and relationship expert and global chief marketing officer at OkCupid, tells Bustle. There isn't an exact magic number to how many chances you should give someone. Every situation is different. For instance, some people can forgive cheating one time, while others can't. But at the very least, Ashleigh Edelstein, licensed marriage and family therapist, tells Bustle that many people deserve a second chance.
"We're all doing our best at any given time, and we can do better," Edelstein says. "If you want your partner to forgive mistakes and give you opportunities to do better, extend that courtesy to them."
Anything beyond a second chance is worth thinking over. There are a few things you should think about before deciding whether giving your partner another chance will be worth it. So here are some questions you should ask yourself, according to experts.