Proactive Couples Infidelity Therapy
Affairs do not always mean that the marriage/relationship is troubled. Partners succumb to the ‘high’ that is associated with the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine and engage in a harmful relationship that they almost always regret later, but are unable to see the damage their behavior will cause until it is too late. These infidelities usually occur during abnormally difficult life transitions such as becoming a parent or empty-nester. Adultery can happen in marriages where there is love and happiness. It also can be a result of a sexual addiction, which is prevalent in our culture today. Regardless, people stray because of their own low self-esteem and fear of intimacy. Treatment deals with immediately creating the building blocks for each other to trust again and then attending to the underlying situation that created the circumstances for the affair to happen. Surprisingly, healing from infidelity can make a relationship stronger in the long run because they learn they are two friends that can tell each other anything and can never be complacent again in their relationship.