Is reconciliation Possible…
All marriages are alike to the degree that confronting an affair forces the couple to reevaluate their relationship, but dissimilar in how the couple lives with the legacy of that affair. Some affairs are the end of a relationship that is already dying, for others affairs are the jolt a relationship needs. Some will merely survive while others will turn the crisis into an opportunity to regenerate the relationship. Many couples use the painful experience of an infidelity as an opportunity to cultivate a new relationship with each other. As challenging as it may seem, healing is possible.
Many couples enter therapy in the aftermath of an infidelity, and for many couples they use this crisis as an opportunity to understand what happened, how they found themselves facing this relational crisis, and use the opportunity to rebuild, reconnect, and form a stronger relationship than what existed before. It is during this time of crisis that couples find themselves having conversations they haven’t had in years, or in some cases at all.
During your couples sessions we will assess your struggles and capabilities together, helping you to learn the skills and techniques you need to re-connect and begin to rebuild trust. I use a dual perspective approach when working with couples recovering from infidelity. “What it did to me and what it meant to you.” I seek to help you understand what happened, why, to connect from a place of growth & thriving, and to create a new narrative. Therapy has the potential to help couples reinvent their marriage by mining the resilience and resourcefulness each partner brings to the table.
When I work with couples, I always include joint and individual sessions, keeping all information from the individual sessions confidential. Your individual sessions will provide you with time to do critical self-work and self-care. You’ll learn to cultivate the skills you need to engage in a loving relationship.
We will explore the affair, what was found in the relationship with the “other”, and what you can bring from it into your marriage. We will examine the ebbs and flows of trust, the sense of impermanence in the relationship, and your wish to return to familiarity. Therapy offers couples a place to evaluate their lives and address the hurt that persists even though the couple remains together.
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Affair Recovery in East Cobb, Marietta.