This is a complex question that warrants careful thought and consideration by those who face it. In earlier times religion and society often compelled a couple to stay together “till death do us part” no matter how the parties involved felt about the problem. Young couples today are more apt to threaten “if you ever cheat on me, I’m outta here!!” The reality lies somewhere in between. When it comes to our lives there are no simple solutions. Each person, each family needs to weigh all the factors involved to try to develop the best solution for their circumstances. Many couples endure and are very happy about their choice-but that doesn’t mean it is the right choice for you or your partner. The best approach is to learn as much about the circumstances and what led to the infidelity. Be honest in assessing the willingness of your partner to face the issue forthrightly and willingly. Infidelity causes damage. Whether or not that damage requires the end of the relationship is only up to the people involved.
Dr. Goldstein is a licensed psychologist with over thirty years experience helping individuals free themselves of fear and anxiety and living their best life possible.She has worked extensively with couples, helping them maximize the potential for joy in their relationships as well as working with people suffering the grief of separtion, divorce and loss from ones they love.
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