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Staying Married For the Kids: Is it worth it?

Staying married for the kids is a huge issue for many couples after there has been infidelity.  Does it make sense?  Is it worth it? by Sarah P. As you know, EAJ tends to be a pro-marriage and pro-recovery blog. Doug, Linda, and I tend to believe that if a marriage can be salvageable, a […]

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Summary of the 2017 Reader Survey

  We’re sure you’re just chomping at the bit to see the results of our most recent annual survey!  OK, well maybe not so much.  But the results had a few surprises when compared to last year’s survey. First of all, we wish to thank everyone who took time out of their busy day to […]

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To Catch A Cheating Spouse: Why Hiring A Professional Is Sometimes Necessary

While many of us will do our own snooping to catch a cheating spouse, I believe that there are many cases where it is necessary to hire a professional. by Sarah P. This post arrives on the heels of an interview with private detective to the stars, Thomas Martin of Martin Investigative Services.  Mr. Martin, […]

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The 2017 Emotional Affair Journey Reader Survey

Every year we like to take the pulse of the readers by conducting a reader survey.  Well, it’s that time again! So…We’d appreciate it very much if you could help us out and take this confidential 17-question survey. We know, that seems like a lot of questions, but the vast majority require just one-click to answer. […]

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The Case of the Magazine Subscription – You Decide

This is the latest installment of our ‘You Decide’ series where you will provide your opinion on a fictional affair scenario. In this particular scenario, a suspicious magazine label fuels Kelly’s suspicions that her husband, Ross is having an affair. Kelly and Ross have been married for 25 years. Kelly quit a high-powered career in […]

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Enabling and Codependence

Playing the Double Fool: Mistaking Enabling and Codependence for Lovingkindness

By Sarah P. I do not know what it is about the past couple of months that has turned many normally grounded people into huge fools. But, I have seen it everywhere. I have seen well-meaning betrayed spouses/partners responding in the most inappropriate ways to wayward spouses/partners. It seems that a wayward spouses egregious behavior […]

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The 8 Pillars of Trust  – Ways the Unfaithful Spouse Can Help Rebuild Trust

I listen to a few podcasts on a weekly basis.  My listening interests range primarily from sports, to business to relationships. The other day I listened to a business-related podcast on Donald Miller’s site where he interviewed David Horsager, leadership speaker and author of The Trust Edge. David believes practically every business problem is ultimately […]

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Runaway Spouse Syndrome

The Runaway Spouse Syndrome

By Sarah P. It all started a long time ago—probably as long ago as marriage existed—but most recently this phenomenon was brought into focus by Vikki Stark in her book Runaway Husbands.  I am calling this post The Runaway Spouse Syndrome because this is not necessarily a gender-specific phenomenon. While this behavior may be found […]

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Open ‘Mic’ Discussion #28

It’s been a couple of months since our last discussion, so we felt it was time for Open ‘Mic’ Discussion #28 !   In case you didn’t know, or are a new reader, this is where you guys call the shots and discuss the topics that you want to discuss. We know there must be […]

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Affair Trauma Part 3: What I Learned at the Gottman Affair Trauma Seminar

By Sarah P. This is part three and the final post of the trauma series. I wanted to start this post with song lyrics, by Amanda Palmer, wife of Neil Gaiman (Dresden Dolls), that describe the paradox of trauma. Because really, trauma is a paradox. Biting keeps your words at bay Tending to the sores […]

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