On Thursday, the New York Post reported that CIA chief David Petraeus had admitted that he "screwed up royally" in a recent letter to a friend.
Petraeus -- who resigned in early November when news of his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell went public -- also suggested that his wife of 37 years, Holly, would stick by his side.
“Team Petraeus will survive though [I] have obviously created enormous difficulty for us," Petraeus wrote. "Holly is, however, once again demonstrating how incredibly fortunate I was to marry her.”
We doubt that Petraeus employed the now infamous phrase -- "I screwed up royally" -- when he sat down with Holly to talk about the fate of their marriage; still, it made us wonder: what do you say to the spouse you've cheated on when you want to save your marriage?
With that in mind, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to share with us the one thing they thought an unfaithful spouse should tell their partner after infidelity. Click through the slideshow below to see their responses, then head to the comments to weigh in with what you think needs to be said to mend an infidelity-damaged marriage.