02/08/2013 04:49 pm ET

When Talking About How Your Spouse Cheated on You Makes You Feel Worse

Your spouse has cheated on you. You've decided to stay, but sitting through years of talk therapy seems tortuous and unlikely to help. Repeatedly talking about what happened only makes you obsess more and forget less. There is a medical reason why that can happen. And there is a treatment that could possibly help you navigate the unfairly excruciating journey onward with your apologetic, lucky-as-hell partner.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that can help individuals who are "stuck," or unable to move past a painful event. Originally used to help veterans with PTSD, it is now also utilized in the treatment of more suburban traumas, including those beginning in the bedroom.

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