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Getting to Complete Honesty After the Affair

Sadly, after the affair D-day bomb drops, the pain just begins for the betrayed spouse.  The unfaithful spouse however, may feel a sense of relief and that “it’s finally over.” The unfaithful person feels relieved that the big secret about their affair has been exposed, and the stress of living a double life is released, […]

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The Real Reasons Cheaters Don’t Want to Talk About Their Affair

I wanted to piggy-back just a bit off Sarah P’s excellent post from last week and provide you with some more reasons cheaters don’t want to talk about their affair and/or provide the betrayed person with much – if any details. By Doug After all the secrecy and lying that usually comes with having an […]

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Is It Possible to Recover from an Affair

Burning Questions: Is It Possible to Recover from an Affair in the Face of Unanswered Questions?

This article is about wayward spouses who actively withhold details and what happens when they do so. Is it possible to recover from an affair without knowing all the details? By Sarah P. Being married can be hard, being married can be extremely lonely for days or weeks on end, being married can be confusing. […]

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The Big Five: Gottman’s Communication Techniques to Talk about Infidelity

By Sarah P. It’s almost always a struggle for couples to communicate about topics that matter to one but not the other, especially if this topic references past hurts. Unfortunately, just talking about such heated topics can cause a fight. When marriage becomes one fight after another, most couples withdraw from hot topics. After all, […]

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A Betrayed Spouse Needs to Know the Details of the Affair

A betrayed spouse writes to his wife as to why it’s so important for him to know the details of the affair. We’ve addressed the importance of full disclosure by the cheater a few times.  In fact, Sarah P. wrote a nice article as recently as April.  But the other day we came across a wonderful letter […]

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The Results from the Emotional Affair Journey Reader Survey

We wanted to thank everyone who took the time to respond to our most recent survey.  There are always some interesting takeaways (interpretations) when we do these things and this one didn’t disappoint. We’re not going to address every question, but will touch on the ones we thought you’d be most interested in. Even so, […]

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How to Talk Truthfully with Your Partner After Your Affair

In our recent book, Healing from an Affair – A cheater’s guide to helping your spouse heal from your affair, we establish 27 tasks that a cheater must be willing to do in order to heal.  One of the top tasks was to talk about the affair, your feelings and your relationship issues.  Unfortunately, most […]

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Talking About the Affair

Hey everybody. We are taking this week off for a family vacation.  We will be white water rafting, kayaking, camping and whatever other outdoor pursuits strike our fancy.   While we are away, we will post a combination of guest posts and some older posts that we hope you will find helpful. Today we have a […]

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