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Surviving Infidelity
with Abe Kass, M.A. R.S.W., R.M.F.T.

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Infidelity Recovery Overload [don’t work too hard]

When infidelity comes out into the open, both the victim and cheater are thrown into a state of fear, confusion, and chaos.
This period of time needs to be handled carefully. Otherwise as damaged as the relationship already is because of the cheating, it will become even worse.

Most couples who suddenly confront infidelity respond with typical patterns: The perpetrator of the infidelity wants to continue the deceit denying what he or she has done or if he or she...


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7 Big Reasons Why You Should Not Cheat!

Adultery is a relationship crime. It creates three categories of victims: 1) The person betrayed; 2) The perpetrator and; 3) Bystanders.
Committed relationships have rules. The most important rule is to share your intimacy exclusively with your partner. In other words, you are to share your privacy, your deep emotional feelings, and your sexuality with no one other than your legitimate partner — this was your commitment to him or her when you agreed to live together.

People...


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What Predicts The Relationship Outcome Of A Repentant Philanderer?

Variations of infidelity can strike any couple at any time. Certainly, most individuals will never engage in such bad behavior. However, this can be proven only by a test of time that spans many years.
Philanderers come in all stripes, shapes, and colors. Some individuals are serial cheaters whereas others are naive perpetrators in which a momentary error of judgment leads to a single act of betrayal.

Regardless of what kind of philanderer an individual may be, he...


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Surviving infidelity tips: Infidelity is Relationship Cancer [3 tips to a cure]

The "disease" of infidelity destroys families. Recovering from an affair requires three essential tasks. Learn what they are.

Infidelity is like cancer and recovery is not assured

Infidelity is not pretty, but when it happens it must be faced.

When a couple is afflicted with infidelity and they don't deal with all its ugly dimensions, their relationship can be made much worse than it already is. For example:

Trust is never restored leading to chronic worry and stress.
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5 Infidelity Recovery Criteria Required of the Victim

Not every couple wants to recover from the betrayal of infidelity.

Couples that do seek to repair the damage from infidelity are sometimes successful, and sometimes not.

There are two primary reasons why couples that want to recover from infidelity fail. One reason is not seeking specialized relationship counseling to contribute to the recovery journey.

The other reason is because they fail to fulfill the necessary requirements.

This is analogous to a person who wants to give up smoking but...


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5 Infidelity Recovery Criteria Required of the Cheater

Not every couple wants to recover from infidelity betrayal.

Couples that do want to recover from infidelity are sometimes successful, and sometimes they are not.

There are two primary reasons why couples that want to recover from infidelity fail. One reason is not seeking specialized relationship help to contribute to the recovery journey.

The other reason some couples that want to recover from infidelity but do not is because they fail to fulfill the necessary requirements. This can be...


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9 Safeguards That Prevent Infidelity

Thank God, I have never cheated on my spouse. I have no intention to do so. However, I know it is possible. Why? Because it is possible for every person in the world to cheat.

Our initial partner is our legitimate partner. If we add someone else to our romantic lives behind our legitimate partner's back, this is an illegitimate relationship and is called infidelity.

Every healthy person can be attracted to and fall in love with more...


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5 Negative Effects Adultery Has On A Family [And 5-steps you can take to reduce the injury]

Adultery is like a hurricane. When it sweeps you up, you and everyone are thrown in many different directions. However, when infidelity is discovered there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood of permanent injury.

1. Adultery is not a victimless crime. Many people who fall into the trap of behaving adulterous, convince themselves that should their illicit relationship be discovered, that the only injured parties are oneself and one's primary partner (husband, wife, or...