Open Discussion: Are You Working on YOU After the Affair?

Happy Wednesday! One of the therapeutic philosophies that we subscribe to and preach to others in posts and comments is the aspect of working on YOU in your efforts to heal after the affair. In short, get yourself strong both physically and emotionally and prepare for the rough road ahead. Linda wrote a very good […]

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Observing an Affair From the Other Side – Part 2

Our long anticipated weekend is over and I feel it is time for some reflection.  Before leaving for our trip I was faced with much apprehension.  I was nervous about many things-the ability to provide the fun, excitement and companionship that Tanya provided Doug during his affair.  I also focused on avoiding triggers because the […]

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Observing an Affair From the Other Side

Well we had a wonderful long weekend trip and had a great time together.  We did however, come to the realization that we can’t quite party like rock stars as we once did, without feeling the effects for a few days after.  The weekend did allow us to do some of the things we enjoy […]

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Emotional Infidelity: A KEY Tactic to Save the Marriage

As you may remember, our 25th anniversary was a couple of days ago, and in celebration of that we are taking off for a few days to enjoy some sun, surf, beer and boats.  It’s just the two of us alone for 3 whole days.  We can’t tell you the last time that has happened! […]

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Forgiving Infidelity – What Forgiveness Is and Is Not

Forgiving infidelity is a topic that comes across our desk quite often. It is a hard thing to do for those of us that have been harmed by an affair. I was listening to an audio recently of an interview with Leslie Karen Sann, who is a counselor, educator and coach about forgiveness, which I […]

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Open Discussion: Infidelity Effects on Children

Good Wednesday to all of you! We haven’t dealt very much with how an affair effects the children of those involved. The impact can be tremendous not only on young children, but grown-up kids as well. With this subject in mind, we pose the week’s discussion questions: Do your kids know about the affair? If […]

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Recovering From an Affair: No Pain. No Gain.

Today is a very important landmark for me and Linda. It is our 25th wedding anniversary. Compared to the other 24 anniversaries, this is by far the most special. The last 18 months have been chock full of many different emotions and stressful issues, yet also a renewed sense of passion, fun and excitement within […]

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Understanding the Affair Fog

The term “affair fog” is often used by experts and affair victims to describe the euphoria that someone involved in an affair feels.  Think of how good you felt when you first fell in love.  During this period, the cheater will often rationalize their actions in order to minimize their feelings of guilt — often […]

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Video: Recognizing & Dealing With Emotional Infidelity

Well Saturday is finally here and we have a very good six-minute video for you today that features author Danine Manette. In the video she discusses emotional infidelity and it’s definition, effects and signs, as well as tips to repair your marriage after an emotional affair. Please check it out. For a six-minute video it […]

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Coping With Infidelity: 9 Questions You May Struggle With

When you first learn that your partner has been unfaithful and you are coping with infidelity, the sense of betrayal can be unbearable to say the least.  In one single moment in time you feel as though your heart has been ripped out of your chest.  The thoughts and emotions that circulate through your very […]

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