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?
If you believe infidelity is tearing apart your partnership but are too afraid to ask, there may be even bigger issues at play. Marriage and couples counselor Larry Michel gives you the courage to get to the bottom of things.
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.
Despite recent revelations of continued sexting, Anthony Weiner is still in the running for mayor of New York. A psychologist raises three questions for us to consider in light of his adultery.
A young woman has come forward to reveal that Anthony Wiener continued his sexting behavior after his resignation from congress. She is a political activist who “idolized” the former congressman. This story from CNN http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/25/politics/weiner-messages-woman/index.html?... as well as the sexts posted on TheDirty.com revealed the identity of one of the “several” women with whom Wiener admitted to online sexual communication.
A genuine apology sounds easy, but it takes a lot to ring true. Consider these five points to be heard and forgiven.
Succeeding at marriage after infidelity is akin to surviving a trauma; you often never realize your strength or resiliency until it is called on. And that's worth something!
Let's start with the idea that the point of marriage is emotional connection. A long lasting marriage needs to foster trust and acceptance of each other's emotional tender spots. No wonder they say marriage is work. We get tired of our own issues, so why not tired of another's?