And the drama continues! After drunkenly carrying on with countless girls at a Miami nightclub in season two’s first episode, Jersey Shore reality star Ronnie returned home to cuddle up with ex-girlfriend, Sammi. When Sammi asked if he had been with any girls that night, he lied, answering no. The two seemed to rekindle their romance during last week’s episode when Sammi held Ronnie’s hand as he got a tattoo.
Is it possible to fully restore trust to a relationship after lies are uncovered?
Lying and cheating most often marks the end of a relationship. However, if the guilty party is truly sorry, and shows it through their actions, then the relationship may still succeed:
1. Repeat offenders: Past behavior is always the best predictor of future behavior. In a case like this, one does not apologize with words, but with actions. Those who mean their apologies won’t make the same mistake twice.
2. Don’t be too trusting: Sometimes, one party wants so bad to trust the other that they ignore the obvious. When it comes to being in a healthy relationship, one should always keep in mind the saying,”Fool me once, shame you you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
3. Getting past it: If the cheater shows true remorse and bends over backwards to make things right again, their partner shouldn’t continue to hold their mistake over their head. If they want the relationship to work, both people need to leave the past where it belongs.
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For more on Ronnie and Sammi’s relationship:
Video: Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Lies to Sammi About Hook-Up
MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Ronnie and Sammi ain’t Snookin’ no more, previews
Pauly Knew Ronnie And Sammi Were Toast Right From The Start