Are you and your partner struggling to recover from the impact of infidelity? Are you worrying if you will ever be able to heal from this betrayal? Do you want to rebuild your relationship, but haven’t a clue where to start?
Betrayal is not easy to overcome. It’s very common that the betrayed individual will go through a state of shock and emotional trauma. Also experiencing anger, rejection, shame, confusion, depression, anxiety, and a sense of loss, whether the betrayed is a man or a woman. It may even feel like you have lost a sense of reality at times, including change of appetite along with weight loss. The reactions of the betrayed can resemble the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our compassionate couples therapist can help guide you through the infidelity recovery stages.
At the core of any marital or romantic relationships is a foundation of trust, friendship, hope, and mutual understanding. When one half of a couple commits adultery, whether it was an emotional affair, physical affair, or both, the dynamics of the relationship will be negatively impacted.
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Sexual Health concerns
A key to a positive recovery process is for both partners to realize their personal responsibility to help their relationship thrive. It will require tremendous effort to repair and replace any harmful behaviors and mindsets they have about their marriage or partnership. The unfaithful spouse will need to own the mistake they made to cause devastation to his/or her relationship by accepting the consequences and work they need to do to repair the marriage. While the betrayed spouse will have to learn to live with the infidelity knowing that overcoming the experience can only make the relationship stronger in the long-run.
We can help you cope with these emotions. The first step will be to offer a safe environment to open the communication and start the process of healing.
Our Marriage therapists, support and assist clients to connect with their authentic self and learn to love, not hate, themselves. Also, behaviors will be evaluated that are not currently working for them. We utilize multiple therapy modalities based on the client’s personality and problem. The therapy modalities are all research-based and are showing success based on the particular problems and the client.
Can my relationship survive infidelity?
Yes, about 2/3 of relationships get through infidelity! Successful couples reported that with the help of an experienced marriage therapist they were able to heal from these wounds, find forgiveness, and create a new future together.
Our greatest desire at Therapy for Families is to help each individual feel comfortable and hopeful about their therapy process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We also offer a free consultation to help assess how therapy can benefit you and help you to feel peace and happiness again.
Marriage Counseling available in person in our offices near Houston by League City, The Woodlands, Belleville and Midland TX. Online marriage counseling available in Texas, Utah, and Florida.