Rebuilding Your Self-Esteem After the Affair

Experiencing the trauma of an affair can be bad enough to endure, but one of the most devastating aspects of an affair is the effect it can have on your self-esteem.  It can make you feel that you are a terrible, worthless person.  After all, why else would your spouse have an affair and risk […]

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An Amazing Story of a Husband’s Emotional Affair

We received this email the other day from “Debbie” telling an amazing story of her husband’s emotional affair.  You’ve got to read this as it tells a familiar tale for many of us, but in a very colorful way.  Enjoy: “(This is the first and only thing I have ever written about my Emotional Affair […]

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Video: Tips for Resolving Conflicts

Here is a really good video featuring Dr. David Hawkins. He discusses a major topic that we all probably can do better at in our relationships: Resolving Conflicts. Though the video is not specific to surviving infidelity, the strategies can be applied to each of our situations. After all, an affair is a conflict, is […]

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Surviving Infidelity: The Top 26 Things You Both Must Do

The following list of 26 things to do for surviving infidelity was emailed to us recently and we thought it was worth sharing with you.  Let us know if you have any additions you think might be necessary. In order for your marriage to successfully survive these are some things that your spouse must do: […]

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After the Emotional Affair: Questioning Every Decision

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day.  Mine was wonderful as usual (except during the affair year that is). My family always went the extra mile to show how much they appreciate me. Their tradition always included breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, gifts, a day of family fun and they always made me feel […]

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Discussion: What Would You Do Differently?

Good Wednesday to everyone! This week our discussion is about hindsight. Here is the topic: Looking back on your experience, whether your D-day has been a year ago, or a week ago, what would you have done differently–in your relationship and/or when you discovered the affair? Please reply to each other in the comments. Each […]

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New Surviving an Affair Forum!

You may have noticed on Friday that we quietly stuck our new  Surviving an Affair forum page onto the site.  It wasn’t completely configured at that point, so we never mentioned it.  Now (we think and hope) it is up and working fine.  We are obviously not Forum technical experts, so there may be some […]

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8-Steps to Rebuild Trust After an Affair

On April 28th our discussion was concerning trusting your spouse and whether or not you felt that you could rebuild trust after an affair.  The overwhelming majority of you felt that you could NOT trust your spouse again—at least not to the level that you once did prior to the affair. There were a couple […]

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Video: Regaining Trust After an Affair

Happy Saturday, and an early happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! The comments this past week have been jumping with respect to regaining trust after an affair. Our video this week is a brief one with Esther Perel, author of “Mating in Captivity,” where she discusses this subject rather well. LINESPACE

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Dealing With Infidelity: Why Did it Happen?

At some point all of us who are dealing with infidelity have asked the question, “Why did it happen?”  Obviously every situation is different and there is no simple answer. Some people are unfaithful for very deep-seated emotional reasons, while others are unfaithful because of their beliefs about the opposite sex.  Still others are unfaithful […]

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