An affair can tear a committed relationship apart. The betrayal can lead the wronged spouse to spend time mentally going over every event in the past, wondering how the affair works into the life they thought they were living. Even if the partners are able to reconcile, they may have to work hard to rebuild trust.
Deciding whether to leave the relationship or to work it out is a choice every couple must muddle through. The difficulties inherent in both breaking up or sticking it out leave the couple with a murky set of pros and cons. (more…)