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Our Hike in the Forest – A Metaphor for Our Affair Recovery Journey

By Linda Fall is our favorite time of year.  So far, it has been a beautiful one with bright sunny days and temperatures in the 70’s. Last weekend we took advantage of the weather, loaded up our trailer and went camping at a state park that’s just about an hour or so from our home. […]

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Our 1000th Post!

We’ve reached a bit of a milestone here at Emotional Affair Journey… This is post number 1000! Almost 6 years.  About 800,000 words.  Over 33,000 comments.  Over 6 million page views.  Wow! Who da thunk it? Never in a million years did we think we’d still have this site after almost 6 years.  And to […]

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A Little Journey Towards Affair Recovery and Healing

I can remember it like it was yesterday… It was just after 2:00 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep. Something Doug said earlier that evening just didn’t sit right with me. He’d also been acting quite strange lately. I had a gnawing feeling in my gut that something just wasn’t right. I quietly slipped […]

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Post Rerun: My Emotional Affair – Selfishness Personified

It’s once again Good Friday and the day reminds me of a post I wrote on Good Friday four years ago about my selfishness being a root cause of the emotional affair and for my actions once it was discovered. I say “a root cause” and not the root cause, as there were certainly other […]

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New Car and New Beginnings

Buying a new car is like a new beginning for us. Last week while at work I received a call from Doug informing me that he had been involved in somewhat of an accident. As he was turning into our subdivision, the front driver’s side wheel came completely off of our vehicle.  Obviously the car […]

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How I Managed to Restore Trust in Myself

This is the second part of a two-part series on trusting yourself after an affair.  You can read the first part by clicking here. In part one I gave you five steps that could help you to restore trust in yourself after an affair.  In my own situation I performed the steps, though I certainly […]

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Real Reasons the Emotional Affair Happened

A reflection on the reasons my emotional affair happened. Over the past 3 years, I’ve tried my hardest to make amends for my actions that occurred while in my emotional affair.  Though I’ve made my share of mistakes, this whole process has opened my eyes to my own faults as a person and has been […]

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After the Emotional Affair: I Hate You!

Believe or not this is totally uncharacteristic of me to have such negative feelings against another human being.  Generally, I try to see the good side in everyone. Realistically, I know I hate the emotional affair more than the person I am attacking, but right now I feel that this is a healthy way to […]

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An Emotional Affair is Like Being a Teenager Again

Doug has said on a few occasions that his emotional affair made him feel like a teenager again.  I can attest to that because if you look at the characteristics that are common among teenagers you will find the words selfish, irresponsible, immature in their thinking and risk takers.  Those characteristics were definitely present during […]

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An Emotional Affair Lacks a Strong Bond

I’m so glad that we have started the Affair Recovery Group.  I have gained so much knowledge and insight from our discussions with Jeff Murrah, that everyday I feel lighter and more free.  It’s been another dose of therapy for me on a weekly basis. Recently, we touched upon the bonding experience that is often […]

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