There are few marital problems that can cause as much pain and devastation as infidelity. This does not mean that your relationship cannot thrive after infidelity. Infidelity can have many definitions that vary from person to person. What may be acceptable to some may not be acceptable to another. Time and a goal of rebuilding the relationship are crucial, and some couples emerge with a stronger more honest relationship after going through infidelity recovery.
Through the recovery from infidelity process, couples address the pains caused by the unfaithful behaviors, create awareness about the reasons of the infidelity, communicate their new expectations, learn to set new boundaries, develop new consequences for the future, and learn to trust one another once again. The infidelity recovery process requires commitment and patience from both sides.
What Does Infidelity Recovery Look Like?
Much like couples therapy, infidelity recovery happens between a couple in a one-on-one setting with a trained family and marriage counselor. Some of the same issues as relationship counseling are addressed, but infidelity recovery has a few unique issues of its own that need to be discussed between the couple and their therapist.
The main reason infidelity recovery is so important to mending a relationship torn apart by unfaithfulness is because it includes a neutral third party who is concerned equally for both sides of the story and not concerned with taking sides or placing blame. Some questions and issues typically addressed in infidelity recovery are instances when couples:
- have been sexually or emotionally attached or attracted to someone who isn’t their partner
- have developed idealistic fantasies about someone who isn’t their partner
- confide in someone other than their partner about marital issues or sensitive topics
Sometimes specific activities are encouraged by the therapist to help couples learn more about each other and how they feel, so they can begin to forgive and move on to a place where forgiveness can grow.
Why Choose New Horizons for Infidelity Recovery Services?
Our licensed professional counselors and marriage therapists are a phone call or click away to help you in this difficult time. If you have any more questions about infidelity recovery or would like to know how a typical session is conducted, get in touch with us today.