Affairs are so hard on couples to work through, but not impossible. One research study reported that 70% of couples who experience an affair are able to work through the effects successfully.
There is a common theme among those who were unfaithful … “let’s move on” and for their partners it is “we have a lot to talk about.” So … the question for the therapist is often “how long DO we have to talk about the affair”?
The answer, of course, is different for each situation and couple but generally there are some guidelines:
For effective affair recovery: Talk about it whenever the hurt partner needs to … for the first few days.
After that, find ways to limit the conversation to much smaller amounts of time in order to allow the relationship to heal and recover.
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