Infidelity or Affairs

Infidelity, or cheating, in a relationship or marriage can be devastating and may mark the end the relationship. However, sometimes couples (either with the help of a professional or on their own) can repair the relationship and develop an even stronger, healthier bond. Infidelity can cause a myriad of feelings in both partners, including confusion, grief, guilt, anger, and betrayal. A therapist specializing in infidelity is trained to help you and your partner(s) develop tools to better communicate (and fight constructively) and move past the affair. In addition to helping those who have experienced cheating in a relationship recover, counseling for infidelity can also be helpful if you and your partner are considering a breakup or a divorce – having a professional guide you can aide the both of you in making an informed decision. Think it might be time to give counseling a try? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s affairs/infidelity experts today.

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Infidelity or affairs are sexual relationships that exceed the agreed upon boundaries of a relationship. They are symptoms of often submerged problems in the people and/or the relationship. And they do damage. Recovering trust involves courageous commitment to honesty, faithfulness, guts, and forgiveness. And healing the relationship involves identifying and addressing the issues that produced the symptom of infidelity. Recovering from infidelity is hard work, takes time, and is worth it.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in AUSTIN, TX, TX

Infidelity or affairs are sexual relationships that exceed the agreed upon boundaries of a relationship. They are symptoms of often submerged problems in the people and/or the relationship. And they do damage. Recovering trust involves courageous commitment to honesty, faithfulness, guts, and forgiveness. And healing the relationship involves identifying and addressing the issues that produced the symptom of infidelity. Recovering from infidelity is hard work, takes time, and is worth it.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in AUSTIN, TX, TX
 

The one thing that you had never imagined happening to you just did. Your partner cheated on you. You feel betrayed and devastated and what you once knew as “your life” suddenly stops being your life. You are in shock and you can’t sleep or eat anything. You keep thinking about your partner being intimate with that other person and you feel like you’re going crazy. How can you even begin to think about forgiveness? And if you can’t forgive them, then what? Contact me today!

— Eleni Economides, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY

There are many reasons why someone might stray from their intimate partner. Statics say that 30% of a couples deal with infidelity in their relationship. Affairs can occur in 'happy' relationships and in troubled relationships. Affairs can be result of personal dissatisfaction in a relationship and or dissatisfaction within your partner. I do believe that a relationship can heal from an affair and that with the right therapuetic approach a couple can be healed from an affair.

— Galina Litvin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Ramon, CA
 

Affairs, cheating, and infidelity can have tremendous impact on a couple. I help couples reconnect and rebuild after an affair.

— Larry Baumgartner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Trinity, FL

Affairs does not mean its the end of the relationship. Its an opportunity to re-evaluate where life got so overwhelming that we stopped listening to each other and started looking elsewhere to get our needs met. Its an opportunity for your relationship to rise out of the ashes like a phoenix ..stronger than before!

— Della Fernandes, Counselor in Burlingame, CA
 

I have helped numerous couple's overcome infidelity within their relationships. I like to use emotion focused therapy, Gottman Method, and Relational Life Therapy, and various other forms of counseling to move the individual or couple through their stuck points, build their foundation back up, and find trust again.

— Julia Ayraud, Counselor in The Woodlands, TX

Affairs do not only happen in "bad" marriages. Yes, sometimes an affair is the way out of an already dead relationship, but infidelity also (often) occurs in otherwise strong, loving relationships. Whether you are in the initial discovery/crisis phase, or whether things have settled down and you wish to know more about why/how the affair happened, or whether you wish to (re-)negotiate your new relationship moving forward, I can help you sort through this complicated period.

— Rebecca Azar, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
 

I have worked with many couples on the brink of losing their relationships to lust. Infidelity comes in many forms and the reasons people stray are varied. I lead couples through a process that helps them learn from the affair, incorporate the new information, and negotiate a new monogamy between them. There is no right way to overcome infidelity, but there are many ways that are unhelpful and unhealthy. Recovering from an affair is possible. Don't leave your relationship susceptible.

— Mark Cagle, Counselor in Dallas, TX

An affair doesn't have to mean the relationship. I can help you repair a relationship that has gone astray.

— Raffi Bilek, Counselor in Baltimore, MD