When we make mistakes, it's normal to want to protect ourselves and retreat from the very uncomfortable and embarrassing feelings that come up, especially with those we love, care about or depend on.
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As much as the cheater would like to cast off their guilt by blaming their partner for their bad behavior, it really doesn't work that way.
You've made a terrible mistake. You got caught up in a flirtation that led to an affair. It felt so good at the time and it all happened so quickly.
Has your online friendship crossed the line? How can you be sure that what you're doing is really innocent and harmless, or if you're slipping down the slippery slope toward emotional sex?
Could it be a publicity stunt designed to change attitudes while they're on their worldwide promotional tour for the final Twilight movie? Or could it be, now that the dust has settled, that they both realize that they still really love each other?
If your goal is to get to the truth, make sure you have the take these four steps before talking to your partner.
If you're suspecting that your partner may be hiding something, if a sinking feeling in your gut is telling you "something's off," then it's absolutely time to pay attention.
For monogamous couples, is it just a matter of time before the romance is dead and the relationship begins to drift apart?
The road map to higher ground involves nourishing your relationship and each other with the three "A"s (attention, appreciation and affection) on a daily basis.
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