forgiveness and recovery

Forgiveness And Recovery – Intrinsically Linked

By Mel Faith Shame and suffering are linked, as are forgiveness and health. On a purely emotional level, this has been accepted for generations – but psychological science is beginning to prove that the ability to forgive (both others and oneself) can have a profound impact upon one’s health and wellbeing. Shame and guilt are […]

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How to Become Trustworthy After the Affair

Cheating Spouses: How to Become Trustworthy After the Affair

By Sarah P. Betrayed spouses report that one of the most harmful things about infidelity, if not the most harmful thing in some cases, is the loss of Trust. The reason I capitalize the word Trust is because you haven’t just become semi-untrustworthy, but rather completely untrustworthy after you have been unfaithful.  Trust is one […]

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Open ‘Mic’ Discussion #18

Is it really the end of April already???  It is indeed.  And it is also that time again to talk about whatever you want to talk about! This is Open Mic #18 and we know there must be some things that are going on that you can either ask questions about, share your experiences – […]

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obsessive focus

Obsessive Focus – Relentless Thoughts or Conversations About the Affair – Part 3

Tim Tedder, LMHC, NCC Note: This is the last installment of a multi-article series from our friend Tim Tedder, a licensed counselor in Winter Park, Florida.  The series will address ways to find relief from obsessive thoughts or conversations about the affair. This series has covered these eight strategies: Take 3 steps toward controlling your […]

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Obsessive Focus – Relentless Thoughts or Conversations About the Affair – Part 2

Tim Tedder, LMHC, NCC Note: This is the second part of a multi-article series from our friend Tim Tedder, a licensed counselor in Winter Park, Florida.  The series will address ways to find relief from obsessive thoughts or conversations about the affair. This series will cover these eight strategies: Take 3 steps toward controlling your […]

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obsessive thoughts or conversations about the affair

Obsessive Focus – Relentless Thoughts or Conversations About the Affair

Tim Tedder, LMHC, NCC Note: This is the first of a multi-article series from our friend Tim Tedder, a licensed counselor in Winter Park, Florida.  The series will address ways to find relief from obsessive thoughts or conversations about the affair.  THE PROBLEM Betrayal is a bomb that blasts a relationship, causing damage in its […]

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Recap – The 2015 Emotional Affair Journey Comprehensive Reader Survey

We’re sure you’ve been waiting with baited breath for the results of our most recent reader survey that we conducted a couple of weeks ago. So we’re gonna present that to you here in this lonnnggg post. First of all, we wish to thank everyone who took time out of their busy day to take […]

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affair recovery

No Such Thing As TMI – The Importance of Full Disclosure after You Have Had an Affair

by Sarah P. Many of us joke about situations where someone shares too much information. We close our ears and say: “La la La la” because someone just over shared. After you have had an affair, it’s likely that your first instinct is to hide the details. You furiously delete all the emails, the text […]

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alcohol and infidelity

Discussion – Alcohol and Infidelity

The other day we received an email from a woman who shared the story of her husband’s infidelity. It was a familiar tale – one that we’ve all heard before. However, what struck us about this particular one was the extent of which her husband’s infidelity (or more so his adherence to boundaries) was affected […]

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Empathize With Your Betrayed Spouse

Unfaithful Spouses: Ways to Empathize With Your Betrayed Spouse

by Sarah P. If you are an unfaithful spouse, sometimes you have a hard time comprehending the absolutely visceral pain that your spouse goes through after he/she finds out about your affair. I would like to give you a glimpse into his/her world so that you will understand where the tearfulness and rage comes from. […]

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