“I don’t know why I had the urge to check his phone, but I did. In his history I found those damn texts that no partner should find! My knees turned to jelly and I had to sit down to gather my strength. I just stared out the window, waiting and waiting for my body and mind to catch up to the reality that just rocked my world. The pain of betrayal was excruciating and the truth unimaginable.”
Affairs, both sexual or emotional, are traumatizing to both the individual as well as the relationship. The shock waves usually cause extensive damage throughout the entire family. Affairs are the deadly hurricanes of marriage. Many marriages are left broken and in ruin.
Although devastating, one can survive, and even be restored, after an affair. Although it is very painful and difficult work, it is possible to recover. Successful affair recovery is a process that must be handled openly, respectfully and wisely, for effective, long-term marital renewal. If this has happened to you, be sure to reach out for some kind of therapy, whether online or face-to-face affair recovery counselling.
We all look up to people in our lives who have suffered unimaginable hardships, because they not only endured them but also transcended them. These people become our mentors, our heroes. Through resiliency and courage, they somehow turn the searing pain of betrayal into opportunities. Affairs can lead to stronger marriages and relationships. I have walked with numerous couples through the dark and difficult seasons of betrayal into a new and stronger relationship of trust and intimacy.
Affairs might be the tipping point for divorce, or they may be the hinge to the door of restoration. In either case, a skilled and compassionate online therapist is a critical professional support. Online affair recovery counselling may be the safest way to deal with such an intimate and sensitive situation.