God Robert deserves so much more than this cheating storyline.
He is a man who has been turned away from his families because of what he has done, which is something of a by-product of who he sees himself as. Notice I said ‘families’ because in not ONE OF THEM has he really and truly found his place yet. Yes he has Aaron and Liv, but as @rocketdocket so wonderfully put it (which did not cause me to want to pull my heart out and stamp on it!), he is still having to apologise for who he is.
Robert is so much more than a plot device to use as a catalyst for things to go wrong. He’s this complex man, with a past which still affects him so much. He’s never felt that he’s been accepted, and even when he comes close, something happens to knock it back. I just… i want emmerdale to really give him what he’s due. He’s not perfect, not by any means, but he deserves to be able to move past his mistakes and find peace with a family that loves him and accepts him for who he is.