Adam has already cheated on vic with Vanessa, that's what makes a difference here. I 100% bet my money on Robert never cheating again. (Some probs think I'm a Luney tune). But the guilt he has feels about it is too much, I don't think him doing it again will be a problem. He revelled in the betrayal to Chrissie during the affair, but this time he got NO bliss from it whatsoever. It would be futile for him to put himself if that position again so I don't think he will
hi! i already know this is going to be really long so i’m sorry in advance.
it’s clear that ed are looking for us to make connections between robert and adam with these storylines, so i do wonder what all the reactions will be once everything is revealed. this is the second time adam has cheated, and in my eyes, both times he was acting like a child. the first time because vic told him she wasn’t ready for marriage, and the second because he’s going through shit and doesn’t want to deal with it. i personally believe that at the time the cheating happened, robert was in a far worse state mentality and physically than adam. adam has people there to talk to and vent at, robert didn’t.
his reaction to the reveal is something i’ve always found interesting. robert loved chrissie, theres no two ways about it, but it wasn’t enough. i think once he realised everything he felt for aaron was genuine, everything he felt for chrissie slowly just melted away, he loved the life, and what she was offering, but she was never going to be enough for him.
it didn’t take robert long to pull himself together once everyone knew, and then he began demanding the money he wanted instead of fighting for chrissie (remember that brilliant scene at the scrapyard, god i fucking love angry robert), it wasn’t the fact he lost chrissie that crushed him, but the fact his deepest insecurity was out and the life he thought he wanted was gone.
once everything is revealed now, robert is going to be devastated. there isn’t a part of robert that doesn’t love aaron, and the life he has with him. he is finally comfortable and happy with him and liv, and that’s all about to be pulled away from under him. aaron has every right to kick him to the curb, but the thought alone that he lost aaron was terrifying for robert, i can’t imagine how he’ll feel if it actually happens.
he didn’t cheat because he was bored and just ‘felt like it’, he didn’t cheat because something he wanted isn’t going to be easy and he just wants to throw a tantrum. he thought he’d lost everything. because to him, aaron is everything. he reverted back to the man he used to be, because if aaron doesn’t love him anymore, what’s the point in trying to be the good guy? he hates himself for it, he’s broken and lost, and i think it’s only going to get worse for him.
this is why i feel very little sympathy for adam. what he’s going through is horrible, i know it is. but he’s refusing to deal with his problems, he’s not talking to his wife, and when he is he’s frankly being a dick. vic is there for him, moira, aaron, he has so many people he could turn to, but instead he goes to vanessa, because he wants to. robert had no one, he couldn’t turn to aaron as he wasn’t home, and in roberts mind they were finished. he turned to the person he thought was only a friend, and it escalated due to how drunk he was, and if she was a friend she would have stopped him, instead she revelled in it. and from the sounds of the spoilers, even if vanessa does stop him, adam is sober enough to intentionally try to sleep with vanessa when vic is just down the road, and this is all for a second time. which i personally think is far worse than what robert did.
i genuinely believe aaron and robert are endgame. and once all this is blown over and they begin to move on, they won’t have anymore ‘cheating storylines’ at least not anytime in the future. aaron is everything to robert and visa versa. they adore each other, and robert is going to fight for everything they have, even if it kills him.