45 Cheating Husband Quotes & Painful Messages (For Him)

cheating husband quotes

It’s a truly devastating thing to find out that your husband, your best friend, has cheated on you.

How do you deal with the shock, the anger, the betrayal, the broken heart?

Here you’ll find the best quotes about cheating husbands, coping with infidelity, and healing from cheating, deception, and betrayal – to help you sort out your feelings and maybe feel a little better.

45 Quotes About Cheating Husbands

Let’s start with cheating quotes for him:

Cheating Husband Quotes for Him (to Make Him See How You Feel)

cheating husband quotes for him

You didn’t just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn’t just break my heart; you broke our future.

—Steve Maraboli

Betrayal was what I felt, my heart broken not just by a guy I was in love with, but also by, as I once believed, a true friend.

—Danka V.

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.

― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

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“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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I gave my heart to a man who loved me, who wanted to be with me. Who ultimately was afraid of all I offered.

—Rachel Thompson

If you cheat on someone that is willing to do anything for you, you actually cheated yourself out of true loyalty.


The most important quality that an unfaithful spouse needs in order to successfully regain their offended partner’s trust, is that the betrayer “gets it”. “Getting it” means that the straying spouses understand the wrongness of the their behaviors and the depth of the pain they have caused. They need to affectively renounce their old behaviors and develop a keen sense of what it’s like to be in their partners’ shoes.

– Linda J. Macdonald, How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair

Cheating is easy, try something more challenging like being faithful.

– Tony Robbins

Cheating on a girl is deeper than people realize. It destroys her outlook on love, her future relationships, and her peace within herself.

– Unknown

Infidelity is not caused by a lack of love, but a lack of respect.

– Dr. Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages

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The worst kind of hurt is betrayal because it means someone was willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.”

– Unknown

Coping with a Cheating Husband Quotes

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

– Unknown

cheating in a marriage quotes

It’s easy to say that cheating is unacceptable.
And of course, it is. But when you’re faced with the consequences of ending a marriage—like weekends without the kids, less money, a smaller house, a lower standard of living, the prospect of dating again, and tearing up years of photos—many people can’t go there.

– Mort Fertel, Marriage Fitness

No woman could love a cheater and not pay the price for it.

—Rose Wynters

I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.

—Angelina Jolie

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Infidelity has absolutely nothing to do with love. It has to do with an emptiness or a now bankrupt coping mechanism within your spouse that has been there long before they met you. An affair is an attempt to escape from the reality of one’s self.

– Dr. Robert Huizenga

Virtually all women will always carry the scars and a deep sense of loss and grief from the betrayal. Whether a woman has stayed, left, or been left, it must be remembered that time is the salve on this journey towards forgiveness and healing, because it is also a process of grieving.

—Meryn G. Callander

Something deep inside you wants to believe that your spouse could never really, actually, break the sacred vow between you. Intimacy with anyone else? Unreal, unthinkable.

–  Michelle Weiner-Davis – “Healing from Infidelity

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings.

– Unknown

Infidelity is a form of emotional abuse that can leave lasting scars on a relationship.

– Dr. Pat Love, The Truth About Love

The worst kind of hurt is betrayal because it means someone was willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.

–  Unknown

Stray cats are like two-timing men. He got tired of you and took off. He doesn’t find anyone new? He’ll come slinking back. By then, if you’re smart, you’ll have decided you’re better off without him.

― Kelley Armstrong, Visions

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Most people cheat because they’re paying more attention to what they’re missing rather than what they have.

– Unknown

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It wasn’t about who he chose. I had moments of like: “Okay, I’m not sexy enough? I’m not pretty enough? Am I not smart enough?” Then I immediately stopped. “No, no, no — don’t start doing that.” Because you can get stuck in that cycle and you can carry that onto other things.

– Eva Longoria

It’s about realizing it’s not about you. When someone cheats on you, it’s about them… about their shortcomings. It makes it feel like it’s about our shortcomings, like there was something wrong with us,” Lopez said. “But the truth is, that it’s really their ego, and what they need to fill within themselves that drives them to do things like that. Not because you weren’t enough. 

Read: how to confront a cheater – the right way (to get the truth out of him)

– Jenniffer Lopez

I do think that with any kind of infidelity, on some level – unless you’re dealing with a sociopath – there’s always a reason.

– Jessica Capshaw

Quotes about lying and Trust in a marriage

Infidelity is not about love but about a personal need system out of wack, an inability to set boundaries, a sense of entitlement, an addiction problem, unresolved internal tension from a long time ago, a deep-seated belief of inadequacy plus more.

– Dr. Robert Huizenga, Break Free from the Affair

infidelity quotes for him

The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.

— Cheryl Hughes

If you succeed in cheating someone, don’t think that the person is a fool. Realize that the person trusted you much more than you deserved.

– Unknown

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quotes for cheating husband

I trusted you but now your words mean nothing to me, because your actions spoke the truth.

– Unknown

“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” 

― Al David

I always find the worst lies are told in relationships – I learned to never lie about your happiness in order to save someone’s feelings from being hurt.

– Kirsten Prout

A wife who discomforts you with truth is better than a mistress who massages you with lies.
― Matshona Dhliwayo

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By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.

– Immanuel Kant

I am a good enough person to forgive you. But not stupid enough to trust you again.

– Unknown

quotes about lying and cheating in a relationship

In a marriage, in any long-term relationship, do not bother with lying. There’s no time for that. If you have any sort of secret life, it will come back to haunt you.

– Andy Garcia

A liar deceives himself more than anyone, for he believes he can remain a person of good character when he cannot.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

Trust is like a paper, once it’s crumbled it can’t be perfect.

– Unknown

As a woman who experienced infidelity firsthand, I will always advise my girlfriends to only trust their husbands 95 percent and leave 5 percent for human error.

–  Yolanda Hadid

Emotional Infidelity Quotes

emotional infidelity quotes

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People who truly are initially just friends or just friendly collegues slowly move onto the slippery slope of infidelity. In the “new infidelity”, secret emotional intimacy is the first warning sign of impending betrayal. Yet most people don’t recognize it as such until they’ve become physically intimate.

–  Shirley P. Glass, Not Just Friends

If it’s true that men and women can be ‘just friends’ then how come all cheaters first start out as “just friends”?

― Oliver Markus Malloy, Why Men And Women Can’t Be Friends

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which ones to surf.

– Jonatan Mårtensson

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

– Unknown

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

– Sam Keen

I think that women are more sensitive to emotional infidelity than men. I think men are more scared of physical infidelity.

– Olivia Wilde

Learn how to cope with his emotional affair – before it’s too late.

Resources to Help You Cope with Infidelity

From my own experience, I believe that You must have reliable, wise, and practical guidance if you are rambling through the emotional wasteland of infidelity.

Your recovery depends on embracing and following a particular path.

Here are my 2 most recommended resources:

Mort Fertel’s free email series.

Dr. Robert Huizenga’s ebook – “Break Free from the Affair“.

Rooting for ya,


2 thoughts on “45 Cheating Husband Quotes & Painful Messages (For Him)”

  1. My husband’s infidelity came within four years of a 5-year marriage. He would never say that he was in love with me he would always say that he loved me was it always around another woman or is it still around another woman? Was the infidelity of a personal problem that he suffered
    mentally as his preference before we were married I have no idea he wishes not to relieve that my wish if he would it would help me answer a lot of my questions.

  2. As a man who was cheated on. This make me feel nothing more then a rock. Is a mans feelings not the same as a womens? Do we not share the same DNA and molecules that create a human. I have the same feelings. Cheating on a man can do just as much to him as it can to a woman.


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