Infidelity is one of the most devastating experiences a couple can face. It can lead to feelings of betrayal, hurt, and anger that can seem impossible to overcome. But, despite the gravity of this situation, it is possible for couples to recover from an affair — with time, patience, and the help of a qualified therapist who specializes in relationships. Let’s take a look at what it takes for couples to heal after an affair and how Orlando Thrive Therapy can help.
After an affair has been revealed, it’s common for one (or both) partners to feel shut down or become defensive. However, open communication is essential in order for a couple to begin moving forward. This means creating an environment in which both partners feel safe expressing their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement or retaliation. In this environment, each partner should be given an opportunity to tell their side of the story while also listening non-judgementally and being compassionate towards each other's experience.
It’s normal for couples who have experienced infidelity to feel stuck in their recovery process. One partner may be feeling betrayed or angry while the other may be feeling guilty or ashamed – either way, it can be extremely difficult for them to express their feelings without damaging their relationship further. That’s why involving a qualified therapist who specializes in relationships can make all the difference when it comes to healing after an affair. A skilled therapist will provide guidance and support as well as offer different strategies that have been proven effective in helping couples move past infidelity – including understanding triggers associated with affairs (past or present), rebuilding trust through consistent communication and behavior changes, understanding forgiveness vs reconciliation vs acceptance, and managing future expectations between partners.
At Orlando Thrive Therapy our team provides comprehensive relationship therapy services that address all aspects of couples counseling so you can get back on track faster! We understand that everyone’s situation is unique and we tailor our approach based on your specific needs so you get maximum results from your sessions with us!
No matter how insurmountable your current situation might seem right now, there is always hope when it comes to recovering from infidelity - but it takes two willing participants who are committed to doing the work required together with the guidance of a qualified relationship therapist like those at Orlando Thrive Therapy. With time and effort, couples really can recover from affairs - no matter how complex your situation may be - so don't hesitate reach out today if you need help getting back on track! We look forward to working with you!
Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at 407-592-8997 for more information.