Finding out that your partner has been unfaithful is devastating to any marriage. However, if both parties desire to rebuild and continue the marriage, infidelity counseling can be part of the healing journey. As a marriage counselor, I can address many issues in your partnership. Working with a qualified marriage counselor to navigate you through this tumultuous time is critical for establishing a happy, healthy marriage moving forward.
Benefits of Marriage Counseling After Infidelity
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy concluded that 15 percent of married women and 25 percent of married men report having an extramarital affair. Although this is a challenge in marital relationships, constructive changes can happen with the help of a professional. Couples facing infidelity can benefit from counseling in many ways. Some of these include:
- Repairing the breach of trust by the unfaithful partner
- Having a neutral facilitator to offer perspective and mediation
- Processing the trauma
- A better understanding of yourself and your spouse
- Making sense of the situation and agreeing on the next steps
- Setting future boundaries and expectations for the relationship
Infidelity counseling offers a safe, objective space for partners to work on their relationship in the wake of cheating. During these sessions, you can gain insightful solutions and practical strategies to use while mending your partnership. Without counseling, couples often stay stuck in an unhealthy victim and perpetrator narrative. Thankfully, your marriage can heal after an affair with the help of a therapist.
Marriage Counseling is About More Than Just Infidelity Issues
Working with a marriage counselor may also address communication struggles, financial stresses, familial or job transitions, and intimacy issues within the relationship. Struggles, including infidelity, are endured by all couples. Marriage requires work, maintenance, and commitment; you can save your marriage when both partners are willing and committed to the process of healing. I can help you strengthen your bond and work through conflict. Learn more and call me, Donna Xu, at Serenity Counseling for your initial appointment – (979) 777-1184.