The feelings of betrayal after an affair cause couples more often than not to split once vows of sexual or emotional exclusivity have been breached – and that’s ok. There’s no shame to be had if you and your partner decide divorce is the best option. But if you and your spouse decide to work through the pain, Affair Recovery is a worthwhile pursuit.
According to statistics, roughly 50% of all couples will engage in infidelity. As culture and social norms change, these statistics have only increased among younger generations. But this is your relationship. There’s no reason you need to becomes just another statistic. It will take hard work and dedication on both sides, but with dedication on both sides an affair can transform a relationship. Couples who stick through the healing process have even reported that the affair recovery process brought them closer together than before the infidelity even took place.
The most imperative thing you now have to do is reestablish trust and safety for your spouse. Whoever committed the infidelity has caused significant emotional harm to their spouse that will require time to heal. You can begin to restore the bond and rebuild the trust in your marriage by a willingness to listen compassionately to your partner’s expressions of hurt and fears, and by being consistently truthful. There will be many difficulties and times of doubt along the way, but facing these challenges not only repairs the damage done to the relationship but has the potential to take your relationship to a more intimate level than prior to the infidelity.
– Affair Recovery