My boyfriend and I had a 'creative discussion' the other day. He was constantly making a point of the only thing that would make him leave and never come back is if I convince him that I no longer love or or want to be with him. Other than that, there is nothing I can say or do that will make him leave me. Then he gave an example on if I was to cheat on him, saying that if I cheat on him, he would be extremely pissed, but eventually he would forgive me, and stay with me. His 'theory' or claimed human nature is that if a person cheats on their partner, if they forgive them, and stay with them, then it means they love them enough, but if they don't stay then it concludes that they didn't love them enough. I responded to him that if I loved him enough, I would not be going out cheating on him in the first place. Is it possible to love someone even though you leave them, knowing you can't go through the pain anymore? Is leaving although you forgive that person is more so respecting yourself rather than it being based on how much you love that person. How about how much you love yourself?