our affair recovery journey

Our Hike in the Forest – A Metaphor for Our Affair Recovery Journey

By Linda Fall is our favorite time of year.  So far, it has been a beautiful one with bright sunny days and temperatures in the 70’s. Last weekend we took advantage of the weather, loaded up our trailer and went camping at a state park that’s just about an hour or so from our home. […]

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Staying After Cheating: Is It the Right Thing to Do?

By Sarah P. Doug suggested an interesting post topic for this week. The post was inspired by his recent observations about the presidential race taking more of an even more personal turn. Recently Donald Trump has been in the news because of more inflammatory marks toward Hillary Clinton. (Surprise, surprise.) His recent attack has focused on […]

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Our Affair Recovery – Two Subtle Shifts That Made a Difference

  By Doug Recently I’ve been mentoring a lot of people who are struggling with this whole affair recovery process. Up until now, about 95% of the people I speak with are betrayed spouses (almost always women) who are trying to figure out what the heck could be going through the minds of their unfaithful […]

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The Perfect Spouse: How Unethical Amnesia Might Affect Getting the Truth

By Sarah P. Imagine this scenario: you have a friend who always tells little white lies. Or worse, imagine that you have a friend who intentionally cheats on taxes or has extramarital affairs. From your perspective, it is evident that this person is being highly unethical in his or her behavior. But, this same person […]

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Recovering Alone from Infidelity

Save Yourself: You Can Recover From Infidelity Even If Your Partner Is Not an Active Participant

By Sarah P. “The truth will set you free, but not until it’s had its way with you.” –David Foster Wallace This piece is about recovering alone from infidelity and why it is not just plausible – it is possible. This post also contains more of ‘my truth’ about my relationship with my ex as I […]

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Open ‘Mic’ Discussion #25

Well, it’s been a couple of months so it’s time again for an Open ‘Mic’ discussion.  You guys call the shots and discuss the topics that you want to discuss. This is Open ‘Mic’ #25 and we know there must be some things that are going on that you can either ask questions about, share […]

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How to Use Empathy to Communicate Effectively

At the Heart of Attachment: How to Use Empathy to Communicate Effectively For On-Going Recovery

By Sarah P. Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it’s accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another’s eyes or heart.”  – Sue Monk […]

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Our 1000th Post!

We’ve reached a bit of a milestone here at Emotional Affair Journey… This is post number 1000! Almost 6 years.  About 800,000 words.  Over 33,000 comments.  Over 6 million page views.  Wow! Who da thunk it? Never in a million years did we think we’d still have this site after almost 6 years.  And to […]

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You Have Come A Long Way, Baby! – Female Gender Roles as an Attempt to Curtail Male Infidelity

By Sarah P. If you have been through an affair, you have come a long way, baby. You know your story backwards and forwards and have become a wiser person. You have been able to piece together how you got there and how far you have come. (By the way, I do smoke and I […]

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Spouse Poachers

Spouse Poachers: When it’s open season on your husband, you need to have a plan

When you are dealing with a spouse poacher, she thinks any season is a good season to poach another woman’s husband. By Sarah P. You have been through it and you know the drill. Your husband has been unfaithful and you are unsure whether or not he will be unfaithful again. To make matters worse, […]

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