I can’t help but feel sorry for my cheating ex husband: Relationship advice from Fiona Caine

Fiona helps a woman who feels sorry for her cheating ex husband even though he's been arrested for fighting with his girlfriend
Fiona helps a woman who feels sorry for her cheating ex husband even though he's been arrested for fighting with his girlfriend

Our agony aunt solves your personal problems. 

Q My ex-husband cheated on me repeatedly throughout our seven-year marriage. By the time I left him, he had destroyed all my self-respect and confidence. But I bounced back. 

He, however, has gone from bad to worse. He’s been evicted from his flat, is drinking a lot, and was arrested after a fight with his girlfriend.

Although it’s almost two years since our divorce, I still feel guilty. Should I have given him one more chance?

A Your empathy for your ex-husband does you credit but you really should not be feeling guilty.

This situation he finds himself in is entirely of his own making.

You showed great patience in giving him many chances to mend his ways and show that he cared for you. 

But all he did was repeatedly betray your trust.

It's understandable that you regret what happened, but I think the time has come to move on and start to enjoy your new life.