It’s Not as Hopeless as it Feels

The aftermath of an affair often leaves partners feeling stunned, shattered, and hopeless. In the midst of this deep wound, it’s important for couples to know there is hope. Well Marriage Center has helped over a thousand couples find their path to recovery. And for couples who choose to go their separate ways after, therapy can greatly reduce PTSD and the negative long-term affects for both partners. We’re here to support your decision and help you get the best outcomes possible.

Effects of Cheating & How Therapy Helps

You’re going to have a lot of questions – that’s very natural. Why and how did this happen? Is there hope for us? Where do we go from here? Generally, our strengths-based approach takes a back seat while we process what happened and give voice to the many questions you’ll need to ask and talk through together. This early stage of dealing with the emotional pain is often the most difficult part of affair recovery. However, this crucial work paves the way forward and reduces lingering bitterness.

Understanding now becomes so important. Understanding is what allows you to begin stabilizing your emotions. We’ll examine the dynamics of your relationship prior to the affair, and other aspects of your relationship. Understanding can reveal tremendous resources you never knew you had. Understanding can also become the impetus toward a higher level of relational health.

With patience, honesty, care, and a willingness to move away from the “old” relationship, couples begin to take small steps forward into a new light. This is where our positive, strengths-based approach can be incredibly helpful for your relationship. When the time is right, you’ll begin learning or relearning loving behaviors. With this healing comes the rebuilding of trust, confidence, and even love. Each person can make the relationship new and strong, or choose to move forward in a healthy way.

How Our Experts Support Couples

Modern therapy has evolved with changes in neuroscience, approaches to emotional development, and advancements in research – how therapists approach marriage counseling is no exception. 

For example, in the past, therapists would often ask, “what seems to be the problem?” Instead, we first ask, “Why did you fall in love in the first place?” This subtle, positive shift reminds couples they are on the same team and helps set them up for longer-term success from the very beginning.

When you work with a specialized therapist who has dedicated their career to understanding and resolving relational barriers like trauma, abandonment and attachment issues, communication issues, conflict, separation adjustments, infidelity, and more, you have a greater chance of getting to the root of concerns that spring up between you and your partner. As experts in our field, we don’t run out of ideas, insight, and tools that you can use to improve your relationship dynamics.

Our Specialties

Our therapists specialize in everything about how people relate to and connect with one another.

This, unfortunately, often includes topics like trauma, sexual issues, intimacy concerns, communication issues, withdrawal, affairs, and high conflict situations. We’re also specialized to assist with other aspects of life, like loss of job, infertility, death in the family, life changes, faith and secular issues, addiction issues, and how these all can affect relationships.

Reach out to our intake coordinator today to see if we’d be a good fit for your unique situation. You can also read more on our blog or check out our feesFAQs.

Get Started Today!

We’re here to help you in your unique situation. Whether you choose to separate after infidelity or learn how to move forward together, we’re here to support you and your emotional health for the long term. We’ve seen it all and we’re serious about relationships–so you will always find a compassionate and understanding counselor by your side. 

Our affordable fees and insurance policies can be found here. We work hard to keep the cost for couples therapy in line with other local providers, and many couples are able to get reimbursed through their insurance company.

If you have more questions that our website doesn’t answer, just click the Get Started button and schedule a free time with our Intake Coordinator; she’ll answer any lingering questions you have.

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