The worst thing about getting cheated on is that the pain doesn't end when the infidelity does, or even when the relationship does. Once you've found out you were betrayed, kicked the loser out of your life and found yourself alone, you've got to face a whole new challenge.
If I found out that my husband had an Ashley Madison account (it's a site where married people try to meet each other for affairs, for you innocents), I would throw his laptop out the window.
There are many residual wounds that linger long after the affair for all couples but if the cheated-on person was given an STD this has many deeper layers of anger, hurt and betrayal, which further exacerbate the experience of infidelity.
By Claire for DivorcedMoms.com Once it became known amongst my family and a few close friends that I was divorcing my husband and in love with anothe...
Can relationships based on infidelity last?
Let's teach our children to be careful with their hearts and those of others. Let's teach them that real relationships usually aren't so dazzling. The real ones tend to disappoint in a gradual fashion, often from the start.
I punished myself for years before I learned to sit quietly with what I'd done, and spoiler alert: moving on from something like that doesn't come easily, either.
At 2:30AM, sitting in a rental car outside a bar in Cambridge, MA, my husband said, "I don't think we should be married anymore."
What can you do to mend something that's broken and make your relationship as strong as it was before?
By Sloane Bradshaw I recently had the, um, pleasure of meeting my husband's new girlfriend. Yes. I said "my husband's new girlfriend." This is the ...
There's a general assumption that secrets are bad. But there are all sorts of reasons why, sometimes, coming clean may do more harm than good.
Stop. Connect the dots. They cheated. They're not doing the homework. They're not invested in fixing this. What possible excuse do they have that is of more importance than working on their marriage? Don't listen to what they say. What are they doing or not doing?
Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.
If we are not careful, marriage can become the loneliest place on Earth. I know.
Yes, the Side Chick, aka the willing Mistress of an unavailable man, has complained that her man acted shady during the Thanksgiving holiday.
It is impossible to know what goes on between two people, and what intricacies and intimacies might sustain them in the face of hurtful, dishonest, deceptive behavior. There are some clear-cut motivations, though, that keep people from calling it quits.