Unfortunately, marital affairs and infidelity are quite common. They are also extremely traumatic for many individuals, shattering core assumptions about their partner, themselves, and relationships. Affairs can be extremely destabilizing for an entire family. People are often so distraught when an affair occurs, that their reactions make things worse.
We treat many individuals and couples struggling with issues related to infidelity. Fortunately, much is known about the causes and treatment of affairs. Broadly, when an affair has been discovered, treatment will focus on:
- coping with the trauma
- understanding the factors that contributed to the affair and maintained it
- helping individuals and the couple decide how to move forward, either together or apart
We also work with many partners who have found themselves having an affair, feel conflicted and panicked, and want help figuring out what to do.
We will work with individuals and couples without judgment and blame and help them to determine the steps to feeling healthy.