Affair recovery therapy helps partners and spouses work through trust and intimacy issues resulting from an affair.
An affair is the ultimate betrayal of trust. A committed couple makes a contract to be faithful to each other and not have a romantic or sexual relationship of any type outside their relationship or marriage. Whether you just suspect, or know for certain, that your partner has been unfaithful even once or several times, the pain and hurtful feelings that arise can seem unsurmountable. Not to mention anger, distrust and other negative thoughts towards your partner or yourself that now occupy your mind. And if you are the one who has been unfaithful, regardless of whether or not you have been caught, you constantly feel guilty and ashamed.
An affair usually signifies something else that is not working as it should in the relationship. Whether you have been cheated on, or you are the one who cheated, your relationship is not beyond repair. Couples recover from affairs every day, and many times, their relationships come out even stronger because of it. If you are jointly committed to it, the issues that resulted in the affair are fixable. If either you, or your partner, have been unfaithful, an experienced marriage therapist or couples counselor can help you work through the emotional issues brought on by infidelity. There is a way through this difficult time and a way to recover your relationship.
How can Affair Recovery Therapy help?
Our experienced Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Christopher Vassal, MAMFT, LMFT, helps you sort through your feelings and reach a decision on whether or not to end the relationship or stay in it. Either way, he works with you to create a positive plan to recovery.
For couples committed to continuing their relationship after an affair, therapy helps them learn how to strengthen the relationship so that it is the best it can be, hopefully even better it was than before the betrayal. Affair recovery therapy re-establishes communication, trust, honesty, loyalty, and intimacy so that neither partner has a desire to cheat again.
If you are a couple looking for help after an affair and reside in St. Peters, St. Charles, O’Fallon, MO or the surrounding areas, we can help you.