You thought your relationship with your partner was perfect. Happily ever after wasn't just a dream, it was your reality. Then, suddenly, you learn your man has been cheating on you. You wonder: Is there any way our relationship can be salvaged?

In this video, counselor, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Dr. Tammy Nelson answers the question: Can a relationship really survive an affair? The answer, she says is both "yes" and "no," explaining that, in certain instances, an affair works as the non-verbal catalyst to end a relationship that one (or both) partners would like to end for good. Meanwhile, in other cases, infidelity can truly work to strengthen the relationship.

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