"Infidelity is simply defined as the breaking of trust and the keeping of secrets in an intimate partnership." -Rob Weiss, MSW

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7 Tips For Recovering From Infidelity

The experience of having a partner cheat on you is devastating. You feel lost, betrayed, sad, confused and just generally bad. Worst of all, you might feel like your relationship is over. How can you possibly trust him again? How can you forgive what he did to you?

The first and most important thing you need to do after discovering an infidelity is to step back for a bit. Think about what happened and what you want to do next. Ending the relationship in a knee-jerk reaction may be something you will regret later. As you process what happened, here are some tips to help you recover from the betrayal of infidelity. (more…)

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How Parental Infidelity Can Destroy Relationship With Children

Infidelity can be devastating to the partners of cheaters, and it is one of the leading causes of breakups and divorces. However, cheated-on partners are not always the only victims of infidelity. In relationships with children, infidelity can wreak havoc on parent-child relationships and also cause future problems for children in their own romantic relationships. (more…)

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Recognizing These Warning Signs Can Prevent Infidelity

For most people who cheat on their spouses or romantic partners, the affair does not occur out of the blue. There are usually warning signs that individuals are unhappy or uneasy in their relationships and may be open to, or even actively looking for, emotional and/or sexual relationships outside of their primary relationships.

Recognizing these early warning signs can help partners prevent or put an early stop to unfaithful behavior and perhaps save a relationship that would otherwise spiral out of control. (more…)

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What Are The “Hot Buttons” in Your Relationship?

To keep any relationship alive, the individuals within it must share their innermost thoughts and feelings. It’s easy, but unrealistic, to assume your partner knows what’s going on in your head, which often leads to certain “hot buttons” being pressed between partners. A hot button is (more…)

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Poaching Someone Else’s Partner Doesn’t Pay

It turns out that the reasons not to become involved with someone who is already in a relationship go beyond the ethical. Of course, many people would argue that ethical objections should be plenty when it comes to being the person someone cheats with. However, those to whom the ethical argument is not fully convincing should consider the scientific evidence, which says that relationships that begin with “mate poaching” (more…)

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Do You Carry The Cheating Gene?

When it comes to infidelity, it would be nice to foist blame on something other than your own bad choices, which is why new research showing cheating could be genetic is so intriguing. For the cheater, this could be the perfect scapegoat. For the betrayed party, the news comes as a blow. Of course, as with most things related to genes, it’s not a simple matter. One gene does not a cheater make, but if genetics influence monogamy, what does this mean for relationships? (more…)

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Cheaters Keep On Cheating

Being cheated on is a terrible thing. It feels awful to be betrayed, to know that the person you love has been intimate with another person. As horrible as it is, infidelity does not always mean the end of a relationship. You can learn to work through it, move past it and rebuild trust if both of you are fully committed. On the other hand, if your partner keeps doing this to you, it’s probably time to cut and run, and research will back you up on this choice.

Learn more about how cheaters keep on cheating: (more…)

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The Tragedy Of Online Infidelity

Along with all of modern technology’s conveniences have come some unexpected negative consequences. People are losing in-person connections and living more online. Some people get obsessed with and even addicted to using devices. For anyone in a committed relationship, online flirting, cheating and affairs are another concern. The action itself can take many different forms, but having an online cheating spouse is universally devastating.

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4 Truths That Can Help Save Your Relationship After An Affair

Affairs are betrayals, and for some people there is no moving on after a partner cheats. However, many other people who discover a partner’s infidelity remain hopeful that they can patch up the marriage or relationship and remain together.

For those who want to make their relationship work following an affair, here are a few truths about cheating that may help rebuild that partnership. (more…)

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Is An “Infidelity Radar” Real?

Is it possible to have a sixth sense about whether total strangers are likely to be unfaithful? A new study from Brigham Young University suggests that our “gut instinct” about potential cheaters, even after observing them for only a brief period, is surprisingly accurate.

The researchers took 51 undergraduates at Florida State University and their significant others and asked them to complete a survey about their history of physical or emotional infidelity. The researchers then videotaped each couple performing a cooperative task in which one partner was blindfolded and the other directed him or her to complete a (more…)

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