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will you ever be able to trust again

Will You Ever Be Able To Trust Again?

The following is an excerpt from our book “Journey to Trust”, which was taken in part from one of our Affair Recovery Group sessions on rebuilding trust after an affair with Marriage and Family Therapist Jeff Murrah. So You Feel That You Will Never Be Able to Trust Again… I’ve communicated with a ton of […]

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filling the void caused by infidelity

Filling the Void Caused by Infidelity

I was talking to my father the other day and he mentioned to me that it was the ten year anniversary of my grandpa passing away. I hadn’t remembered that at all, but after hearing that I started to travel down memory lane just a bit to think about my grandparents. One thing that always […]

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder + Sexual Affair + Low Accountability = Unsalvageable Marriage

by Sarah P. There are many cases where marriages can survive affairs; and indeed even thrive after the affair ends and healing has begun. However, there is an instance where it is probable that a marriage cannot be saved. This occurs when the person engaging in the sexual affair also has a cluster B disorder, […]

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Abandonment and Rebuilding Your Marriage After an Affair

Therapist Mark E. Smith, LCSW has a somewhat unique take on what is required for rebuilding your marriage after an affair.  At least it’s a unique perspective for me since I was completely unfamiliar with it until just recently. Smith’s theory all stems from this whole notion of abandonment.  I have to admit, that up […]

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How Does A Betrayed Spouse Heal from Cheating?

As many of you may know, we are about to depart on an adventure of sorts.  We will be heading out west for about 2 weeks, visiting the Badlands, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and pretty much wherever we want to go from there. We will be roughing it for the most part and really don’t have […]

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healing after infidelity

Healing After Infidelity – Talk About Things

Note:  This post is an excerpt from our book “Healing from an Affair: A cheater’s guide for helping your spouse heal from your affair” and is directed towards those who have been unfaithful.  Though the unfaithful can obviously be either male or female, this is written from a male cheater’s perspective. Refusing to talk about […]

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emotional affair

4 Ways to Show Your Partner That You’ve Changed After Your Emotional Affair

She didn’t mean for it to happen. It just did. When Ellen first became friends with a guy in her spinning class at the gym, she had no idea this would turn into an emotional affair. They began scheduling work outs at the same time and would talk and laugh as they exercised. Afterwards,they often […]

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Transformation from Trauma to Bitterness After an Affair

From my personal experience and observations I’ve noticed that there is an interesting transformation that can occur in most victims of infidelity.  It’s the transformation from being traumatized to being bitter. The victim of an affair has indeed suffered a life altering trauma.  We are filled with pain from the betrayal and struggle daily with […]

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These Trust Rebuilding Techniques Aren’t as Good for Your Relationship as You Think

If your partner had an emotional affair, your first decision is whether or not you’ll stay in the relationship. Regardless of how committed you feel to making this work or to avoiding divorce or a breakup, consider the question… “Is it wise for me to give my partner a second chance?” When you give yourself […]

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When it Isn’t an Emotional Affair

This post was written by Sara K. With all our talk and thoughts about indiscretions and infidelities it can often be hard to realize when a new line has been crossed. During the healing period both members of the couple are sensitive and even the smallest infraction can lead to emotional distress. About 2 years […]

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