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Affair Recovery

Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater? Marriage Therapists Weigh In

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.27.2016 | Divorce

We’ve all heard the same, tired cliche about infidelity: “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” Given how many of us are affected by infidelity ...

If You've Just Been Cheated On, Here's What To Do Next

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.08.2016 | Divorce

There's no "right" way to respond after discovering your partner cheated. Whether you decide to stay or go, it's going to be a long, difficult road to...

If You Want To Save Your Marriage After An Affair, Read This

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.04.2015 | Divorce

It's not affairs that break up marriages: It's the unfaithful spouse's inability to be honest about what happened and leave the affair behind them, sa...

I Just Discovered I Was Cheated On. Now What Do I Do?

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.10.2015 | Divorce

Finding out that your spouse has been unfaithful can leave you feeling utterly powerless. "Is leaving the right decision?" you ask yourself. "Is it wo...

Why These People Gave Their Cheating Partners Another Chance

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.02.2014 | Divorce

It's all too easy to pass judgment when a public figure or someone you know decides to stand by a significant other who's cheated. I'd never stay with...

The Best Advice For Moving On When Your Ex Left You For Someone Else

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.14.2014 | Divorce

The only thing harder than getting through the emotional roller coaster that is divorce? Getting through it when you know your ex has moved on with so...

6 Ways To Find Love Again After You've Been Cheated On

Posted 08.17.2014 | Divorce

Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. Once you've been cheated on, it's hard to learn to trust someone again. If you're brave en...

9 Good Pieces Of Advice On Dealing With Infidelity

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.07.2014 | Divorce

There's no right or wrong way to respond when someone cheats on you. It's a painful, deeply personal experience and only you know what course of actio...

Why Infidelity Doesn't Have To Be A Marriage Dealbreaker

Posted 04.19.2014 | Divorce

By Dr. Alicia H. Clark for YourTango Betrayal, deception, mistrust. And very, very hurt. These are the emotions people harbor after finding out...

He Cheated, But Does That Really Make Him A Bad Guy?

Posted 03.29.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for Cheater. That is what I called him. The word effortlessly and thoughtlessly rolled off my tongue -- the onl...

7 Reasons To Forgive The Other Woman

Posted 11.11.2013 | Divorce

Written by Emily Abbate on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. When you find a man who wants to wine and dine you and makes you feel truly beautiful, it m...

15 Ways To Make Amends After Cheating

Posted 09.12.2014 | Divorce

How do you convince your spouse that you want to save your marriage after you've cheated? One of your first priorities should be apologizing to him or...

WATCH: Betrayed Ex Wife Made Unlikely Move

Posted 04.11.2013 | Divorce

Would you forgive a cheating spouse? Though some succumb to the belief, "once a cheater, always a cheater," others find a way to look past their pa...

6 Steps To Rebuilding Your Relationship After An Affair

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Does infidelity always have to mean the end of the relationship? Affairs can be painful and shocking, and can often cause untold damage. However, for some couples, an affair may also be a path to strength and to a renewed and even stronger relationship.

The Unspoken Truth About Infidelity?

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2013 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Often, when we discover that a partner has been cheating, the first question is an anguished "Why?"

What To Do When You Discover Your Spouse Is Cheating

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

The immediate response after discovering a spouse's affair is commonly disbelief, anger, sadness, loss or grief.

The Most Important Thing To Do After An Affair

Posted 02.06.2013 | Divorce

By Marina Pearson for "I feel so guilty I had the affair. I don't even know why I did it. What was I thinking?" This is a very typ...

8 Reasons NOT To Contact The Other Woman

Rick Reynolds | Posted 05.26.2012 | Divorce
Rick Reynolds

When you're cheated on, the devastation of betrayal can make you react in ways uncharacteristic of yourself. Obsessive behaviors take over and you can end up behaving in a way you never believed possible.

Why You Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Affair

Rick Reynolds | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Rick Reynolds

The kids had no idea what was coming. As far as they were concerned, it was another trip to the beach. I'm not even sure they were surprised when I called them all together on the second night for a family meeting. I told them how I had an affair.