Article List: Survive an Affair

9 Signs Emotional Intimacy is Suffering in a Marriage

Picture of stressed woman with worried eyes.jpg 9 Signs Emotional Intimacy is Suffering in a Marriage: Generally, couples lacking emotional intimacy don’t understand the problem but do realize something is wrong in their marriage.

Anger toward an unfaithful husband is normal

Picture of woman giving the finger.jpg Anger toward an unfaithful husband is normal. Don’t let his diversionary tactics make you feel like the ‘bad guy’.

Can your marriage go back to the way things were before he cheated?

Picture of green eyed couple looking up brightly lit.jpg Can your marriage go back to the way things were before he cheated? Can a marriage survive infidelity?

Can your marriage recover from infidelity?

Picture of an autumn landscape with two rainbows.jpg Can your marriage recover from infidelity? With hard work and mutual dedication, maybe.

Cheating hurts: He doesn't understand how I feel after his affair

Picture of woman with book lost in thought.jpg ‘He doesn’t understand how I feel after his affair.’ Cheating hurts, and you can’t begin to heal until the pain you’re feeling is understood by the cheater who caused it.

Cheating, lies, lust and infidelity

Picture of woman looking over her shoulder out the window.jpg When it comes to infidelity, I believe it’s the lying which accompanies the cheating that is the most destructive element in the situation.

Coping with broken marriage vows

Picture of sad woman staring at her wedding ring by candlelight.jpg Coping with broken marriage vows: How to survive the betrayal, and the new, tentative state of your relationship.

Dealing with a sex addict husband

Picture of back of man wearing only calvin klein underwear.jpg Dealing with a sex addict husband: how do you cope with his hidden and devious fantasies?

Dealing with depression after his affair

Picture of woman eyes closed hands at her throat.jpg Dealing with depression after his affair: Even if you two decide to try and work things out, you’ll still have very deep and complex emotions to work through.

Dealing with trickle truth after the affair

Picture of woman lying on sectional under a throw.jpg Dealing with trickle truth after the affair: Even if he says he’s told you everything, how can you be sure?

Do cheating husbands love their wives?

Picture of couple drinking beer at a bar.jpg Do cheating husbands love their wives? – How to find out if your husband is still in love with you

For Better, For Worse - Dealing With Difficult Times in Your Marriage

Picture of couple on park bench looking at each other.jpg How do you get past the difficult times your marriage is currently facing and move onto better times again?

Getting over feeling worthless after the affair

Picture of woman outside at teak table writing.jpg Getting over feeling worthless after the affair: Let’s face it; being cheated on does more than betray you. It hurts your feelings and damages your self esteem. Here’s how to cope with it.

Giving your spouse the motivation to work on the relationship

Picture of overhead shot of couple at table with coffee.jpg Giving your spouse the motivation to work on the relationship: If your partner won’t go to marriage counseling you’ll have to try some things on your own.

Healing after an affair - 3 things a woman can do to heal her marriage

Picture of woman by a wood fence looking away.jpg Healing after an affair: three things to address first to heal your marriage after your husband cheats.

Help for your marriage after your husband cheats

Picture of woman sitting waiting on picnic table.jpg Help for your marriage after your husband cheats: Even though he’s shattered your heart, you want to find some way to keep your marriage intact. What should you do?

Help with infidelity

Picture of silhouette of woman on pier at sunset.jpg Help with infidelity: You suspect your beloved is having an affair. What should you do now?

How can you trust your husband after he lied?

Picture of face of man in park like setting.jpg How can you trust your husband after he lied? Is the trust so badly broken that you’ll never be able to believe him again?

How do you survive emotional infidelity?

Picture of woman standing among palm trees with her phone.jpg How do you survive emotional infidelity? Even though she never actually kissed him, it felt like your heart was being ripped to shreds every time she mentioned her ‘special friend’ at the office.

How great is your own responsibility when your husband cheats on you?

Picture of woman wearing sweater dress lying in leaves.jpg How great is your own responsibility when your husband cheats on you? Marriage problems are half your responsibility, but cheating is not.

How much can you trust your cheating husband?

Picture of back of woman with her hair in a bun.jpg How much can you trust your cheating husband? Here are three different types of trust to consider to calculate your level of trust.

How to cope with images of your husband with the other woman

Picture of couple wearing underwear engaging in foreplay.jpg How to cope with images of your husband with the other woman: Whether they’re in your mind or in his briefcase, seeing her and picturing them together is driving you crazy.

How to get over a marital affair

Picture of woman looking up to the right by a river.jpg How to get over a marital affair: Alone, or together as a couple, there’s hope and healing ahead.

How to get rid of negative thoughts after an affair

Picture of closeup of serious woman.jpg How to get rid of negative thoughts after an affair: Take back control of your thoughts quickly so that you can work towards a better existence.

How to rebuild your marriage after he cheated

Picture of woman conversing with man in coffee shop.jpg How to rebuild your marriage after he cheated: Together, you just might be able to put this all behind you.

If he apologizes for the affair, should you forgive him?

Picture of man sitting in chair in bedroom.jpg If he apologizes for the affair, should you forgive him? Apologies are easy; but is he willing to do the work to make your marriage right again?

If he gives you details of his affair, will he regain your trust?

Picture of woman in scarf holding sunglasses.jpg If he gives you details of his affair, will he regain your trust? Maybe he’s offering to divulge everything, or maybe you’re asking; but will knowing actually redeem him in your eyes?

If you can't forgive your cheating husband

Picture of portrait of woman in front of striped wall.jpg If you can’t forgive your cheating husband, you can do this instead

Is his apology enough to save your marriage?

Picture of rose with the word sorry above it.jpg Is his apology enough to save your marriage? Not on its own — but paired with a sincere willingness to do the work … maybe.

Is it possible to fall in love again with a cheating husband?

Picture of man and tattooed woman standing face to face.jpg Is it possible to fall in love again with a cheating husband? Yes, after you work through the negative emotions and gain a better understanding of yourself and him.

Moving on after a spouse's infidelity

Picture of woman going out the door.jpg Moving on after a spouse’s infidelity: Maybe you’re staying together; maybe you’re going your separate ways. One way or another, though, you’ve got to move forward with your lives.

Overcome infidelity and save your marriage

Picture of womans face reflected in broken mirror.jpg Overcome infidelity and save your marriage: It will take hard work, but getting your marriage back on track is possible.

Rebuilding a marriage with counseling

Picture of holding hands bicycling into the sunset.jpg Rebuilding a marriage with counseling: Now you have a game plan and a path to healing. Give it all you’ve got.

Recovering from an affair - Making your marriage work again

Picture of couple holding hands before wall of ivy.jpg Recovering from an affair is hard for you, the betrayed wife. It will be difficult for you to trust your husband again.

Reviving the intimacy after an affair

Picture of holding hands walking beside body of water.jpg Reviving the intimacy after an affair: What to do when there is too much pain to wade through to even take a look at the possibility.

Saving your marriage on your own

Picture of woman on sidewalk looking to her left.jpg You can save your marriage on your own when your husband is not as committed to the marriage as you are.

Should you forgive an affair to save your marriage?

Picture of pondering woman at table gazing out window.jpg Should you forgive an affair to save your marriage? Struggling with this question can make you deeply re-examine your spiritual beliefs, goals and personal boundaries.

Should you stay together after the affair?

Picture of checklist with yes and no choices.jpg Should you stay together after the affair? He swears it’s over with the ‘other woman’ and that he wants your marriage to work. Should you take the risk of trying again?

Should you tell friends and family about your husband's affair?

Picture of thanksgiving buffet.jpg Should you tell friends and family about your husband’s affair? Can telling ruin any hope of marriage reconciliation?

Trusting a spouse again after an affair

Picture of man driving in a convertible.jpg Trusting a spouse again after an affair: There are so many reasons not to trust him anymore, but if your marriage is going to heal, trust does need to be restored.

What makes a marriage survive an affair?

Picture of woman inside window seen from outside.jpg What makes a marriage survive an affair? Many of the same ingredients that go into making a good marriage are needed to repair one.

What to do when you can't stop picturing them together

Picture of young woman with nose piercings thinking.jpg What to do when you can’t stop picturing them together: It haunts you at night. You feel nauseous and want to cry. You doubt your own desirability. How can you get past this?

Why husbands cheat

Picture of bearded mans mouth close up.jpg Why husbands cheat: A character flaw that he has and you don’t

Will knowing the details of the affair help you to move on?

Picture of blue eyed red haired woman on sofa holding a mug.jpg Will knowing the details of the affair help you to move on? It’s natural to want to know everything, but first ask yourself what it is you’re hoping to gain.