How To Communicate With Your Spouse After An Affair

By Mary Ellen Goggin / November 29, 2019
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The revelation of infidelity, whether by disclosure or discovery, is a life-shattering event. It can elicit emotions and reactions you never thought you were capable of. And talking about the affair might be paralyzing to you both. The irony of the topic “communication after an affair” is that marriages vulnerable to infidelity are often characterized…

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Betrayed Your Spouse? What You Need To Know About Surviving The Guilt Of Infidelity

By Mary Ellen Goggin / November 5, 2019
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Consoling the person betrayed by infidelity comes naturally. Rally your judgments against the lying, cheating you-know-what, and no doubt you will be a source of comfort and solidarity. But what about the person surviving the guilt of infidelity? The person who shattered trust, hearts, and vows? Is there no redemption, no healing, no future for…

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Surviving Infidelity: Recovering From The Pain & Saving Your Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 14, 2019
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An affair doesn’t have to be the end of your marriage, especially if you are both willing to do the work of surviving infidelity.

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4 Inspiring Surviving-Infidelity Quotes

By Mary Ellen Goggin / July 16, 2019
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Infidelity is a gut-wrenching betrayal. As common as infidelity is, those touched by it often feel alone in their struggle to survive the pain. Knowing what and whom to believe when trust has been shattered can seem all but impossible. Below are 4 surviving-infidelity quotes offered to share empathy and inspire self-trust and hope for…

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6 Tips For Surviving Infidelity As The Cheater & Making Your Marriage Work

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 13, 2019
Man sadly wondering if surviving infidelity as the cheater is even possible.

If you have had an affair, you may still be in a conundrum of guilt, shame, and indecisiveness. Surviving infidelity as the cheater rarely elicits empathy or help from his/her circle of influence. That outreach is usually reserved for the betrayed. It’s difficult to get an accurate count of just how many people cheat on…

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What To Look For In A Marriage Retreat For Infidelity

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 21, 2019
Married couple holding hands at a marriage retreat for infidelity.

When your marriage hangs in the balance because of an infidelity, trying to save it can be overwhelming. A marriage retreat for infidelity is a unique way to focus on your marriage with therapists who specialize in your experience. In the world of therapy, there is so much to choose from. So many modalities, so…

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What It Means When Your Unhappy Marriage Leads To Infidelity

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 12, 2019
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People stay in unhappy marriages for a lot of reasons. You may be in one yourself. But when an unhappy marriage leads to infidelity, it’s time to lift the veil of denial and take a good hard look at what’s going on. And what you’ll probably see first is fear. Fear can cause people to…

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Is Surviving Infidelity Without Counseling Possible

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 10, 2019
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One of you has cheated. Both of you are suffering. Nothing will ever be the same. Is surviving infidelity without counseling possible? Despite the seemingly common occurrence of affairs and the high rate of divorce in the US, couples do survive infidelity. Some even manage to forge a stronger marriage after the fallout. But where and…

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