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staying married for the kids

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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infidelity and suicide

Infidelity and Suicide

A few years ago a neighbor of ours husband had an affair.  Long story short, they divorced and now he lives with his affair partner.  In fact, we’re not positive but we think they are now married. Well, the other day we were at a party and our neighbor was there as well.  We got to […]

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when there is a child as a result of an affair

When There is a Child as a Result of an Affair

There is a very delicate topic that we have yet to address here on the blog. I’m not really sure why as the subject comes up occasionally and we get emails periodically about it. And the subject is… What do you do when there is a child as a result of an affair? How do […]

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Narcissistic mother in law

A Real Story of a Couple Driven Apart By a Narcissistic Mother-in-Law

This is part one of a three-part series by Sarah P. called, “Three In the Bed:  Narcissistic Mother-in-Laws, Attachment, and How It Affects Your Marriage” Note: After seeing some of the comments about my last article on narcissism, I felt like this would be a timely piece. In this series, I present clinical data about […]

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Do cheating spouses have affair triggers?

Building Self-Confidence After It’s Been Shattered by Infidelity

How can a person increase their chances of building self-confidence after an affair? Linda is not very difficult to read most of the time.  When she’s upset, mad or feeling down I can usually see it on her face right away.  The other day she was talking with a neighbor whose husband left her and […]

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How to Turn Off the Gaslight Effect in Your Relationship

After Doug wrote his post on gaslighting the other day, I had to run out and get the book that he referenced: “The Gaslight Effect” by Dr. Robin Stern. It seems that Dr. Stern is the authority when it comes to the subject and I wanted to learn more, as well as share some ways […]

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Affair Recovery and the 7 Stages of Grief

In this wonderful article, one of our members – Duane – offers his take on what one can expect throughout the affair recovery process as it relates to the 7 Stages of Grief – all based on his own experiences. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross first introduced The 5 Stages of Grief in her work with people with […]

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When Affair Partners Marry: 9 Reasons Why They Might Fail

What are the typical defects in the relationships when affair partners marry and why are they more likely to divorce? In the past we have written about some of our neighbors who have experienced infidelity in their lives, as well as my brother’s situation.  As a result of a neighborhood block party and some time […]

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