Infidelity — sexual, emotional, or, heaven forbid, both — can really tear a relationship apart. After all, once your partner commits the ultimate betrayal, how can you ever trust him/her again? Does Monogamy Really Work?
In this video, licensed psychotherapist, author and YourTango Expert Dr. Tammy Nelson addresses this very issue. The trick, she says, is learning to trust your own instincts about whether or not someone is telling you the truth. "A betrayal can throw off your whole sense of what's right or wrong in the world," Dr. Tammy explains. Therefore, you'll need to focus on trusting yourself if you ever want to trust your partner — or anyone else — again.
More from YourTango: Why Are Women Such People-Pleasers?
In Dr. Tammy's new book The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity, she offers practical advice for how you can learn to trust your own intuition again after your partner has had an affair. Check out the video above for more of what Dr. Tammy has to say!
- How To Remove Your Ex From Your Life & Your Closet
- Does My Eating Disorder Render Me Undateable?
- Help! I'm Afraid I'm Going To Cheat On My Partner
More Juicy Content From YourTango: