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There are many challenges that a couple faces during the course of their relationship and/or marriage. Sometimes, the couple can manage the problem by themselves. However, often, the problem is too great for them to solve without professional help. One of these great challenges is when facing infidelity and breaking the trust.
For many couples, the discovery of a partner’s infidelity is experienced as a betrayal that breaks one of the most fundamental assumptions of a relationship: its exclusivity. Infidelity is serious in that it severely impacts the betrayed partner and the relationship as a whole.
Yet, with great challenges come great opportunities. It is definitely not easy to overcome infidelity and/or trust issue, but it is very much possible. When trust is broken, especially as a result of infidelity, the damage is great and the question “can I trust him/her?” might be there for a long time. The key question would be “Is it going to be an open wound or a scar?“
In general, humans are deeply monogamous and romantic in their beliefs as they aspire to be in a monogamous relationship. Most people wish for one person for life. Yet, many individuals find themselves in a conflicting desires; in a conflict between their values and their behavior. They might find themselves crossing a line they didn’t think they would ever cross and pay high cost for that.
In the aftermath of the infidelity, counselors must help couples restore their relational bond, enable them to make genuine and sincere amends and free them of the victim-perpetrator trap. They must continue assist couples heal from their wounds and strengthen their relationship in the period of the post-affair.
spiral2grow can guide you overcome the overwhelming crisis of the affair and guide you through the recovery process. We can help you develop the necessary skills to have more healthy and satisfying relationship. No doubt, that this is a challenge, yet it is possible to achieve. Ernest Hemingway said “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
I believe that many relationships and marriages can overcome infidelity and affair. As strange as it may sound, an affair can be a blessing in disguise. I believe that with hard work and commitment to go through the difficult process of healing, a couple may find a way to emerge stronger and happier.