In an earlier post, "Affair Repair", I talked about the potential for something good to come out of that most painful of relationship infractions, th...
As the secular culture marches on in its acceptance of pornography, one group of Americans is not finding it as easy to adapt, research indicates. The widespread access to graphic sexual images may be particularly damaging to religious individuals.
My husband gave up on our marriage. Well, he didn't exactly give up... He found someone else. So, why would I stay and fight for someone who stabbed me in the back and left me to bleed? Why would I fight to save my marriage, when the one I loved and trusted betrayed my love?
It was only through that gift of pain and blame that I arrived on the other side to see myself as I really am. To see all of us as we really are. Beings of shattered ideas and frailties, beautiful and sufficient in our imperfections. Enough. All of us. Even me.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all that needs to be done to heal from infidelity. It is just a start to get wives on the best track toward healing, should they want to stay in the relationship.
How do I forgive myself after doing something so hurtful to my friends and family? How does a person know when it's better to leave a marriage or stay in it because it makes sense?
Sen. Ted Cruz is "strutting his stuff" today after The National Enquirer claimed Cruz had extramarital affairs with five different women. "I'd be astonished if I could sleep with five women," Cruz bragged, "Much less five living women."
For any couple, recovering from infidelity is difficult. These six steps can be very helpful to get you and your wife on the right path for healing. This process is not easy and couples go through a lot of ups and down on their journey. But it is possible.
In that moment, I knew three things to be true: my husband was a great father, my husband had broken my heart, and figuring out what to do next was going to be far more complicated than I had thought.
When confronted with the painful reality, you also must make a decision "Should I stay or should I leave?" You realize that whatever decision you make, the stakes are really high and the red line you saw in your mind is now more gray than red. The following is information you should know when facing infidelity in your marriage.
This situation sounds doomed on many levels. If this was a one night stand then I think maybe there could be a future for you and your husband, or even if you were committed to telling him the baby isn't his, like these people.
Being cheated on was the best thing to ever happen to me. No, I take that back. My wife and kids, my family. That's the best thing to ever happen to ...
If you're the chump left doing the custodial Sane Parent gig -- listen to me -- you do not need to feign friendship with your ex for the children. You need to preserve that sanity with no contact. (Or as much that is permitted within the confines of a custody order.)
Consider the consequences of losing your husband and child's trust in you in order to have this fling. It may be better, although more difficult initially, to take a more honest and ethical solution.
When you know that you came out on the other end allowing yourself to practice trust, honesty, patience, and honoring your separateness from your partner, then it is not all for nothing.
Last night I found out that my husband of eight years has been sleeping with someone else for a couple of months. We haven't had an easy road. He is a recovering alcoholic who still has a lot of growing up to do. I have a lot of past baggage. We had infidelity in our marriage two years into it. We turned it around and used it as something that seemed to have made us stronger.