Sex & the Single Woman: Trusting

I have always said that if a guy will cheat once, he will cheat again. It isn’t a guarantee, but man, does it up the chances. I think this rule applies to a lot of behaviors guys have.

My question right now comes from me really trusting a guy and thinking that he’s had full disclosure with me. However, I do know some of the skeletons in his closet and that’s hard to forget. I would like to think that I can trust him enough to believe he won’t repeat his mistakes, but everyone I know seems to think otherwise.

What determines whether we fall again? Is it situational or inherent? Is it possible for us to go into a relationship honestly thinking that we won’t be deceived, or is it in our best interest to go in guarded?

–Maggie