I should say off the bat that I'm not hurling any accusations or implying that people with depression are in any way bad because I've dated a few myself and I know better.
Reason I'm posting is because I heard through the family grapevine that my cousin (childhood friends) and his wife of 2 years are splitting up because she cheated on him. Apparently she did this before the marriage as well and he forgave her. I'm only hearing about that now and also news to me is that she has depression. I haven't seen either of them since their wedding but I know my cousin's a good guy.
The way I hear it she threatened to kill herself if he kicked her out and he went as far as calling her mother, asking her to come out to take care of her daughter. The mother's rather immature response was that she hates him and that she's not coming out there, he should forgive her
Now I have atleast some sense of what a person with depression goes through and I know that her cheating doesn't make her an evil human being. It may have just been something she felt she had to do and logic didn't really enter into it.
At the same time though....what's he supposed to do? She did it before, she did it again, and there's a better than average chance she'd do it yet again.
My cousin's flying home to stay with his parents for a few weeks to sort out his feelings. She's staying in a hotel, though I can't see that lasting since she only works part time. He hasn't asked my opinion and he may never but I'd like to know what the rest of you think about the choices he has to make now.