In this article, two YourTango experts emphasize the transformative quality of forgiveness. Rosemary De Faria explains, "Whether we are being forgiven or forgiving someone else, it is a process that offers the chance to look through compassionate eyes at ourselves and our partner."
Many people think that to have an affair is to automatically lose the opportunity for a healthy marriage. But many couples choose to work through the breach of trust together and rebuild their relationship. Here, two experts offer real-life tips for fixing your bond after infidelity.
You may feel your partner is totally to blame for his or her affair, but you can both benefit from couples counseling. Take a look at the ways each of you contributed to an unhealthy relationship.
An affair or infidelity can seem exciting, sensual or even romantic. It's common to want to leave your spouse for your lover, but before you do, you should slow down and ask yourself some questions. Do you think life will still be thrilling once you settle into routine?
The "mistress" role in the affair triangle is either made out to be an unfeeling predator or an irresistible temptress, but for the many women out there who have been the other woman, it is a complex, personal, and often difficult position.
Forgiving your spouse for infidelity is hard enough. But how should you cope if you discover your friends were covering it up? What if you're asked to do the lying? Can you ever forgive and forget — and should you?
Emotional infidelity is more common than you might think. And because it doesn't have to involve sex, some people don't even know they're having an affair — until the damage is done. Don't let that happen to your marriage.
Infidelity makes for all sorts of relationship challenges, but what about when the issues are your best friend's? Should you meddle in matters when your best friend is having an affair, or is it better to steer clear? Relationship expert John Gray has the answer.
Infidelity seems to be a rampant problem for couples. With stories from real-life cheaters, our dating expert explores the phenomenon of dudes who can't commit. Is cheating more prevalent today that before, or are we merely more aware of its happening due to media saturation?
Yesterday, a dear friend shared a story with YourTango of her discovery (through a twist of Facebook fate) that her boyfriend of nine months had been having an affair with his most recent ex the whole damn time. Post-confrontation, our friend composed an opus of a text so burningly poetic, we simply had to publish it. Behold the most epic f*ck-you breakup letter ever. (And, yes she sent it.)
After my older lover and boss, Mr. Brown, generously gave me his childhood home, my two daughters and I packed up and moved out of the house that we had been staying in with my soon-to-be ex-husband. My divorce would be finalized by the end of May, and I had already contacted Mr. Johansen to help with selling my marital home. Mr. Brown and I had been spending a lot of time together doing repairs around the house, and were also both spending time with my kids. It was to a point where we were almost together 24 hours a day, and I didn’t have a problem with that.
Sex addiction often leads to infidelity, and puts enormous strain on marriages. While the addicts are working to recover normalcy, their partners must work toward healing, too. One expert weighs in on how support can truly help the process.