Month: January 2019

Now That You Know Your Spouse Cheated – 10 Tips for Surviving Infidelity

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 31, 2019
surviving infidelity

The shock of discovering an affair is a big deal. Your world turns upside down; you feel shaken to the core. Strong emotions flood you and you might feel overwhelmed and afraid you’ll never feel like yourself again. Be assured that you will get through it, but it’ll take time, a support network, and large doses of self-care to get you through.

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5 Tips For Surviving Infidelity Triggers No Matter When They Strike

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 31, 2019
Woman struggling with surviving infidelity triggers.

Surviving infidelity can feel impossible, infuriating, exhausting, not-worth-the-effort. And that’s the moment you wake up and remember what’s going on. Surviving infidelity triggers can feel like having coarse salt rubbed into a wound that never gets to heal. For the betrayed spouse, such a Promethean punishment can make the idea of love, trust and happiness…

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How To Select A Marriage Retreat For Couples In Crisis

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 24, 2019
How to select a marriage retreat for couples in crisis

A powerful alternative to traditional weekly marriage therapy is a marriage retreat. For couples in crisis, this format can offer an intensive, highly effective start to a sustainable healing journey. Selecting a Therapist Selecting a therapist is an important process for anyone considering psychotherapy. Sometimes the “first impression” of the process can leave a lasting…

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What You Must Know About Surviving Long-Term Infidelity

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 23, 2019
Couple having a painful discussing about surviving long-term infidelity.

Infidelity changes you. It just does. The betrayed, the betrayer, the marriage — everything morphs. Surviving long-term infidelity, however, is particularly exacting. From admission or discovery to atonement to acceptance, the long-term affair is an inevitable call to action. As if a “moment of indiscretion” or “lapse in judgment” isn’t bad enough, long-term infidelity is…

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What To Do When Your Unhappy Marriage Leads To Depression

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 17, 2019
An unhappy marriage leads to depression

Depression affects 1 in 6 people at some point in their lives. And it affects every aspect of their lives. If an unhappy marriage leads to depression in one spouse, the marriage itself is considered depressed. In an indirect way, depression is actually contagious. Because depression in marriage can be caused by emotional distancing, avoidance,…

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7 Things To Do When You’re Afraid To Communicate With Your Spouse

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 17, 2019
when you're afraid to communicate with your spouse

Marriage is supposed to be that one sacred place where you can be yourself and speak freely. But when you’re afraid to communicate with your spouse, your relationship and home life can feel more like a prison. It’s not uncommon for one or both spouses in a marriage to have difficulty being assertive in their…

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8 Strategies For Surviving Your Wife’s Infidelity To Save Your Marriage

By Jerry / January 5, 2019
surviving your wife's infidelity

If the prospect of your marriage’s future is contingent on surviving your wife’s infidelity, you’re in the right place. Infidelity can suck the air out of your lungs and the life out of your marriage. Being jolted by the news that your once-faithful marriage now has a trespasser will inevitably leave you churning with hostile…

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How To Communicate With Your Spouse About Finances

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 4, 2019
how to communicate with your spouse about finances

Two issues top the list of reasons couples divorce: infidelity, followed by finances. Knowing how to communicate with your spouse about finances, then, could do more than ensure the mortgage gets paid on time. It could actually save your marriage. A survey by Ramsey Solutions found that nearly two-thirds of couples start their marriage in…

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