Discovering that your partner has had an affair is devastating. First comes the avalanche of emotions – shock, anger, denial, grief, hurt, pain and fear. Then comes the avalanche of “now what” questions – “What do I do now? How do I go on? Is my relationship over? What […]
When your partner has an affair, it can feel like your whole world is crashing down on you. But not only can your relationship heal, it can emerge stronger.
Despite what many people think, couples can and do overcome the damage to their relationship as a result of an affair.
It’s been a rough week: Brad and Angelina split up. Being a relationship therapist, I can’t say I was surprised by their separation.
I wondered why so many people were “devastated.” Is it because they looked like the perfect couple? Because we have no great role models to emulate? […]
Courtney tentatively sat down in my office on her first appointment. I asked “What brings you to see me today?” She looked terrified. In a timid voice, Courtney said, “I think my husband is having an affair and I don’t know what to do.” Her eyes welled up with […]
Conventional wisdom used to be that affairs were the result of a sexless marriage, and the purpose of an affair was to fulfill that need. Today, experts agree there are many types of affairs, and they occur for a variety of reasons.
In our work with couples recovering from […]