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Marriage Infidelity

Why I Forgave The Other Woman

Divorce Magazine | Posted 12.16.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

She was one of your best friends. The betrayal is a double whammy. How could he? How could she?

10 Lessons I Learned About Infidelity After Being Cheated On

Stacey Freeman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

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.

9 Lies Cheaters Tell to Throw You Off the Scent

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

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.

Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?

Leah Woodly | Posted 09.10.2015 | Weddings
Leah Woodly

I'm sure you and your spouse work hard for the things you have and to go behind one another's back and keep secrets about your money or spend money without your spouse knowing breeds an environment that can be destructive to a marriage.

Life Is Short. Have An Affair.

Meredith Masony | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Meredith Masony

Here are a list of the questions and thoughts that came to mind after reading about this company and the current security breach.

10 Things You May Not Know About Infidelity

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

It's easy to think you will leave if your spouse betrays you, but when confronted with the reality of divorce and dissolving your marriage, the stakes are really high. It's not that overcoming the devastation of infidelity is easy, it isn't. But it can be done.

How I Came To Be 27, Married, And Having Sex With A 19-Year-Old Former Employee

xoJANE | Posted 05.09.2015 | Divorce

Once a week I would cry my eyes out and bare my soul to him. One week I begged him to help satisfy me. One week I told him I wasn't sure I could stay in a sexless marriage. One week I asked him to let me have a fuck buddy. He told me he'd think about it and changed the subject.

The Curious Disappearance of the Online Commitment Phobe

Emily Wilcox | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Emily Wilcox

While you lay awake perusing his old text messages and reminiscing about his quick pursuit, the online commitment phobe was already mentally packing his bags just as he approached your dating profile page.

The Day I Bought My Husband's Mistress Lingerie

Stacey Freeman | Posted 04.18.2015 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

That torn nightie still sits in my lingerie drawer among all that I bought for myself afterward, a reminder that from ugliness can come beauty and from weakness incredible strength. Not to mention, a newfound love for lingerie and the color red.

Becoming A Porn Star To Save My Marriage

Heather Leiva | Posted 04.11.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

I lost a lot of sleep in between my daytime job, my new job in the bedroom, and the baby. It was exhausting and completely unenjoyable for me, but I was winning.

A Look Inside The Insidious And Adulterous World Of Sexting

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.02.2014 | Divorce

Art by Damon Scheleur. Melissa* and her husband got together when they were both 19 years old and married when they were 28. Their marria...

13 Signs Your Partner Is Cheating On You

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.10.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

We know the typical telltale signs: weight loss, new music or food interests, the purchase of a new wardrobe. But if your affair radar is up -- because your partner's behavior just feels off or out of the ordinary -- here are 13 not-as-conspicuous signs you may be overlooking.

Internet Infidelity: When a Poke Is More Than a Poke

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Researchers have begun to investigate the phenomenon of Internet infidelity, and some of this research is very informative, especially since it appears to confirm that "infidelity is infidelity" regardless of where and how it starts and where it leads to.

The #1 Question Cheaters Should Ask Themselves

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 11.02.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

As long as you continue to rely on someone else to give you a sense of purpose and belonging, no relationship will ever work out. So ask yourself, 'Have I found my purpose in life?' Until you find your purpose, you will never be happy in any relationship.

Why This Woman's Husband Received A Pay Cut After He Had An Affair

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Divorce

Sara Rutledge thought she was in love with her boyfriend, so they decided to marry. The financial benefits they'd receive from the American military -...

The 5 Dumbest Things Cheaters Say (And How To Respond)

Tracy Schorn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Haven't you wanted the perfect rejoinder? Wouldn't you love to know what's going on inside their noggins to make them spout such nonsense? Well, wonder no more. Here's five stupid things cheaters say and how to respond.

3 Big Risks of Taking Back an Unfaithful Husband

Nancy Kay | Posted 09.28.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Kay

Are you considering trying to reconcile with your unfaithful husband? Although many women try at least once and many try several times to reconcile, you could be getting way more than you can deal with over the long run.

3 Questions That Can Help Affair-Proof Your Relationship

OWN | Posted 07.17.2014 | OWN

Even the strongest relationships have their ups and downs, but what truly takes a couple to their breaking point? For many, the quickest answer is inf...

6 Ways To Tell If A Cheater Is Truly Sorry

Tracy Schorn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

If you've ever been cheated on, you've probably wondered if your cheater is truly sorry. Is it real remorse, or is it the other kind? What I call "genuine imitation Naugahyde remorse (GINR)." You know, sort of looks like the real thing, but upon closer inspection is a cheap fake.

What Happened When a Married, Perfect Stranger Confessed He Has a Mistress

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I am frequently mistaken for a priest. People confess things to me. I don't ask them to tell me their secrets, but I must have a non-judgemental face ...

Is It Time To Change Our Views Of Adultery And Marriage?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Haisha

In today's society, marriage happens when two people (usually a man and a woman) fall in love and decide to spend the rest of their lives together in monogamy. But did you know that wasn't always the case?

Sleeping With the Enemy: Saving Your Family After an Affair

Natalie Gregg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

Please understand, I am not selling divorce. You are not abandoning your marriage: That was your spouse's choice. You are not to blame for the death of your marriage. But if you delay, you could spend the rest of your life blaming yourself for the disaster of your divorce.

'My Affair Just Happened'

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

If you're complaining about your marriage to a sympathetic ear, you don't need a degree in psychology to know that the implicit message in these conversations is, "I'm unhappily married. Want to fool around?"

Hey Cheaters, If You're Really Sorry...

Tracy Schorn | Posted 04.30.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Cheating was a set of choices I made to get things I wanted -- sex, ego strokes, flattery. I didn't consider your welfare. I was staggeringly selfish. I risked your health. I risked our children's home life. All because I wanted a bit of strange.

Developing Feelings for Someone New?

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

When a marriage is going through challenging times, it is extremely common to become consumed with thoughts about how there must be something out there that is better. These ideas can feel especially powerful if there is someone else in the picture.