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Affair Healing – 3 Tips To Help Recover After Infidelity

I would first like to say that I’m sorry you are searching for information on affair healing. There are many problems couples need to overcome to stay together and how to recover after infidelity just happens to be a big one. However, please know that it is possible to heal after an affair.

There are some who believe that healing from an affair has to be difficult and must be painful. I don’t agree with this belief. Yes there is pain and it is difficult but it’s different for each couple. Don’t accept that your affair healing has to take years and that you will probably never trust and love your partner again. If you start out believing this then you have already made your recovery after infidelity 10 times harder.

Affair Healing Tip # 1

Affair HealingDon’t sit idle waiting for recovery to come. Affair healing doesn’t happen just because time passes by. Sure you may feel better after a few days, weeks or months but the wound is still open and will never close on its own. If you want to truly be healed after an affair, you will need to take the steps to make it happen.

It’s ok to go through your grieving, sad, mad, disappointed and resentful stages but you need to be determined to move forward. If you don’t work at it you will forever be wounded.

Affair Healing Tip # 2

Clearly communicate with your partner. Regardless of your relationship you must be clear in dealing with your cheating partner. In other words, don’t confuse the matter by sending mixed signals regarding your expectations going forward. This will require that you think carefully, clearly and rationally when communicating with your mate. Don’t leave room for assumptions.

Affair Healing Tip # 3

Make a plan to recover after infidelity. It’s not quite a rehabilitation plan but it’s similar. You need to know what’s required for affair healing to occur and how you are going to get there. For example, perhaps you can journal the things you need to know, stuff you need to do and what you expect your cheating partner to do. Now, when all of these things are done you can truly know and feel that your relationship has been healed and restored. Without an understanding and vision, your affair healing will be more uncertain.

I hope you realize that I’m not minimizing the pain and broken-heart you are dealing with. What I’m trying to show you is that it’s really up to you how long your healing takes.

I also know that it’s complicated, takes hard work and commitment. However, you can recover faster than you might imagine. And yes, you can get to the point where you trust and love each other again.

If you can use some other key tips and advice on affair healing, please take 2 minutes and read here, Coping With Infidelity. I think you will see why I believe your healing can happen.

For other helping resources on restoring relationships, please visit here; Affair Healing

 

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Dealing With Infidelity

If you are hurting and have been knocked off your feet dealing with infidelity you should probably read this. I don’t have any secrets to share with you to help ease your pain. I do however hope to get you thinking about the next steps in the long journey you are on to help you in coping with infidelity.

Who Else Is Dealing With Unfaithfulness?

Dealing With Infidelity

Dealing With Infidelity Is Painful

You might feel like you are on a deserted island because of the infidelity issue in your relationship. However, unfortunately you are just one of the millions of folks who are trying to repair and rebuild their relationship because cheating has occurred.

Well, collecting statistics on who is cheating is not that easy but some organizations have captured some data. Obviously getting spouses or significant others to confess to having an affair is not easily done. Below is a picture of some data collected by the associated press. I don’t know if the percentages have increased, decreased or stayed the same over the last 5 to 10 years. If I had to guess, I would say that probably more folks are committing unfaithful acts today then in the past. My guess is based on the technology that folks have at their finger tips today that didn’t exist 5 to 10 years ago.

  • 22% Of Married Men Cheat
  • 14% Of Married Women Cheat
  • 17% Of Divorces Are Because Of Infidelity
  • 90% Of Married Couples Believe Infidelity Is Wrong

Do you see a problem with the above chart? If 90% of married folks believe that adultery is wrong, why are so many couples dealing with infidelity?

I guess for many folks they either believe that they won’t get caught or perhaps that their selfish desires are more important than their relationship.

Why Do Folks Cheat?

I think most couples plan on being faithful to one another but things happen in their relationship which leads to different actions.

Some individuals attribute their cheating simply to wanting to be happy. All they know is at the moment, their spouse or partner is not making them happy. Someone comes along who can fill that missing void and thus you have a recipe ripe for unfaithfulness.

There are other folks who in relationships that are conducive to cheating. The couples who pretty much have separate lives, outside of their home, have a greater opportunity to cheat. For one, there is not much time spent together and thus loneliness, bitterness and resentment can easily creep into such a relationship.

There are some individuals who feel entitled and thus have no problems with cheating. In their mind committing adultery is justified because of the problems in the relationship.

There are some steps you can take to help you get through this difficult time while dealing with infidelity. You can read more tips here; dealing with adultery.

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