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But I’m Telling the Truth! – When the Betrayed Spouse Doesn’t Believe the Unfaithful Person Even When They are Telling the Truth

Sometimes when the wayward spouse says, “But I’m telling the truth,” they really are. But it can be hard for them to believed – for good reasons. By  Doug Having mentored quite a few well-meaning wayward spouses lately, I’ve noticed a common frustration that several of them mentioned… Their betrayed spouses (BS) not believing them […]

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Why Affair Sex Matters: An Unflinching Look at Sex and Its Harmful Affects

  This article will take an unflinching look at why extramarital sex is so harmful. By Sarah P. My articles generally favor reconciliation and center around reconciliation topics. This article is different because the topic I will address has nothing to do with reconciliation or divorce. This is not a happy article, but it is […]

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Discussion – The Urge for Revenge

What about the urge for revenge after the affair? For many betrayed spouses, the thought of having a revenge affair of their own is a thought that races through their minds at one time or another. Many have feelings that they want to make their spouse hurt as much as they have been hurt. But […]

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Changing Places: When the Wayward Spouse Identifies as the Victim

It can be almost impossible to  reason with or repair your marriage when the wayward spouse identifies as the victim. By Sarah P. Any of us who have been betrayed spouses know that our wayward spouses do and say some of the most outrageous things we have ever heard or experienced. One of the most […]

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Get in Touch with Your Own Power

It’s imperative that you get in touch with your own power after infidelity strikes. By Linda & Doug We wanted to address a common struggle that many – if not most – of our betrayed readers and members experience at some point in their recovery and healing process.  A loss of control or power of […]

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Looking for the One Foot Out the Door: Musings on Abandonment

One of the things that betrayed spouses face on a daily basis are feelings of abandonment. Sometimes these feelings are barely lurking in the background as fleeting shadows as you go about your day. Other times these feelings are at the forefront of your mind and enter your mind with a ferocity that leaves you […]

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Let’s Get to Know One Another Better!

We thought we’d do something a little different this week.  Actually, we first did this about 5 years ago and it was a big success.  Anyways, since our reader base tends to change over time, we thought now would be a good time to do this again.  Do what? (You might ask.) Keep reading. The […]

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The Psychology of Affairs: The Games People Play and the Lies that Bind 

  A small peek into the psychology of affairs, what makes affairs tick and how people can get caught up in a very false and misleading psychology in order to continue an affair. By Sarah P. While we have talked a lot about the concept of the affair fog and the fact that it causes […]

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Wife Confessed to Affairs – Husband Needs Help – You Decide!

This is the latest installment of our ‘You Decide’ series where you will provide your opinion on a fictional affair scenario.  This installment is actually not a fictional scenario.  A reader sends an email describing his thoughts and feelings after his wife confessed to affairs she had several years ago.  Please read on and share […]

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Narcissism: The Difference Between Affair-Driven Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

By Sarah P.  When an individual is having an affair and/or in the middle of the affair fog, they often do and say the same things that life-long narcissists do and say. During this period of time, the betrayed spouse is left wondering if they married someone with narcissistic personality disorder. The betrayed spouse will […]

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