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How Couples Therapy Can Heal Infidelity

Couples Therapy: How To Heal from Infidelity

If you and your spouse are working through infidelity, you might struggle to know where to begin. There are many misconceptions about infidelity and figuring out what to do after finding out about an affair can be confusing. So, what can be done? Where can you start to heal from infidelity? (Related article: Outside vs. Inside Marriage Problems). 

Today, you will learn how couples therapy can help you and your partner heal after infidelity. Then, you will learn how tocouples therapy schedule an appointment and get started. 

The First Steps

If you recently discovered infidelity in your relationship, you and your partner are likely still reeling from the experience and struggling to know where to go next. And the overwhelm and confusion after exposing an affair is normal and is an important part of the healing process. (Related Article: Recovery from Infidelity in Marriage Counseling). 

During this time, you might begin conversations with your partner about what happened. Maybe you have begun to speak with your spouse about where you want things to end up in your relationship. But where can you turn for help throughout this process? Couples therapy can help. 

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It is not uncommon for partners who have experienced infidelity to gravitate towards individual therapy. And individual therapy is a great start. But, if you are interested in remaining together after an affair, couples therapy can be an important part of the healing process. In couples therapy, you and your partner will work with your counselor to reestablish trust in each other and give you the tools you need to move forward with confidence. (Related article: Marriage Therapy for Infidelity). 

Structure Your Discussions

While it is important to talk about the affair with your partner, it can be even more productive to discuss the affair in couples therapy in front of a trained marriage counselor. The therapist can help to guide you through processing your feelings about the affair and work to reestablish trust between you and your partner. (Related article: Practical, Science Based Steps to Heal from an Affair).  

Getting Started

Ready to begin the healing process after infidelity? Start marriage counseling in Orem, South Jordan, or Spanish Fork, or via Telehealth for anyone in Utah.

Written by Lauren Adkins

Lauren Adkins

Writer for the Center for Couples and Families


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