Surviving infidelity takes time, but, I can tell you, you will survive and learn to trust yourself again and love again.
At work, we show up 100 percent, are on time, are responsible, are proactive and intentional. Then, when we get home, we bring what Perel calls, "the leftovers". We're exhausted, we're on autopilot and even flat out lazy. No wonder desire and intimacy is dwindling with this way of showing up.
Becoming the other woman was not something I strived to become, definitely not a title to put on the good ole resume. I
Finding out you have been cheated on sucks. No matter how marvelous, monotonous, or miserable you thought your marriage was, discovering the person you trusted most has betrayed you is like being sucker punched by Mike Tyson at church on Sunday.
In less than two months, I went from having the "perfect" family and "having it all" to becoming a single mom.
Cheating on your spouse is still the ultimate betrayal. But the truth is, that wrecking ball is often set into motion long before the big offense.
Breadwinners beware. The more financially dependent a husband or wife is on their spouse, the more likely they are to cheat. Most people assume the op...
Marriage is hard work but worth it. If you end up divorced, it means you didn't try hard enough, you don't know what commitment means or you're putting you own happiness before your family's and that's why you have a failed marriage. At least that's what you're told.
Why do committed people flirt? When should a committed person (or their partner) become concerned that flirting has gone too far? This article explains the various types of flirting and alerts you to four signs that your 'flirting' is 'flirting' with cheating.
When you are in sync and feel harmonious, it can eliminate any room for someone else to come between you.
If you were married to a famous filmmaker and that person cheated on you, how would you make that person pay for it? One possibility is that you could force your philandering spouse to write and direct a movie like Knock Knock, an infidelity cautionary tale written and directed by horror prince Eli Roth and starring Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas, and Roth's real-life wife Lorenza Izzo.
After infidelity, a lot of the advice is about no contact, or assessing the sincerity of a cheater's remorse, or decoding the cheaters' manipulations after discovery. But what about the ones who just go without a fight? Who just abandon? Who never come back?
On Showtime's hit series The Affair, premiering October 4th for a second season, Dominic West plays Noah Solloway, a man who seems to have it all: Hap...
I'm not saying that an affair does not leave serious emotional scars which may potentially rival the physical scars that result from abuse, but so do a number of other things one person can do to another over the course of a marriage.
A guy I worked with ages ago once told me that if I ever got tired of my husband he'd be right there. Mutual friends had told me Abe had had the hots for me for years.
Your partner may, or may not being willing to meet your needs. The important thing is that you've had the courage to ask for them, and now, depending on your partner's response, you can make an informed decision about what to do with the relationship.