betrayal makes you feel worthless

Why Betrayal Makes You Feel Worthless

The other day we received an email from a woman who has been betrayed by her husband of 27 years. His affair was both an EA and PA and not surprisingly it has torn her world apart. Though they’ve been able to “work things out,” the aftereffects of the affair still linger – some minor […]

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Discovering the Different Sides of Me After My Husband’s Affair

Discovering the new sides of me after my husband’s affair…and figuring out which one to listen to. It’s been 6 (creeping up on 7 months) since D-Day for me. I’ve learned so many things in the midst of all of this. What true heartache feels like, for one. The feeling that my heart actually fell […]

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cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

On Tuesday we posted an article about how gratitude can help you on your journey to acceptance after an affair. The author’s mention of the practice of gratitude intrigued us and motivated us to do a little bit more research on the subject. Today we wanted to delve a little bit more into this whole […]

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life after an affair

Life After an Affair – The Process of Acceptance

Robert C. Jameson, MFT and author of “The Keys to Joy-Filled Living” says that the key to acceptance after an affair is to have an attitude of gratitude. But how do you do this when you are so angry and hurt you can’t see straight? Being grateful is the farthest thing from your mind, right? […]

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Finding My Old Journals

Our kitchen remodeling project is in a little bit of a holding pattern as we await the delivery of our countertops. So, since our house is a complete mess as a result of the construction, this past Sunday Doug and I worked to clean it up a bit. One of the things I asked him […]

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Open ‘Mic’ Discussion #16

It’s hard to believe that another month has flown by.  So…It’s that time again to talk about whatever you want to talk about! This is Open Mic #16 and we hope that there are some things that are going on that you can either ask questions about or share your experiences with everyone. Valentine’s Day […]

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What to Do if You Run Into Your Affair Partner

Many of our readers have communicated that they struggle with how to react should they accidently run into the other person. It’s not just the betrayed spouse who struggles with this issue, but the ex-unfaithful spouse does so as well. For this post, I’m going to address the scenario where the ex-cheater accidently runs into […]

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The Selfishness and Obliviousness Continues

I know you guys are probably tired of reading my rants about my brother and my disapproval of his situation, but I just had to share another example of the selfish bubble that he and his wife continue to reside in. For those of you who do not know, a few years ago my brother […]

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men who have affairs are insane

Men Who Have Affairs Are Insane

by Sarah P. While we all know this intuitively, I wanted to provide an example of how insane a man can become when he is having an affair. While reading the Chicago-land news today, I came across an absolutely horrifying example of this. It really drove the point home. But, before I get into it, […]

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Six of Today’s Top Marriage Problems

By John and Wendy Godfrey No two couples are exactly the same, just like no two people are exactly the same — and yet, there are commonalities across marriages that are hard to deny. Most relationships hit hard patches, for example. While some couples deal with infidelity or abuse, others deal with ongoing communication problems […]

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