- Find coping strategies for the emotional pain being experienced
- The non-offending partner should only learn enough information about the affair that he/she may be able to make an informed decision to either stay in the relationship or terminate it and move on (too much detail may only make things worse)
- Decide mutually whether the relationship is worth saving
A therapist trained in marriage and family therapy can be of great assistance while couples seek to accomplish these three tasks and regain stability in their lives. When couple’s attempt to fix their marriage post-affair without assistance from a professional, they often complicate the situation and drive it into further disrepair. And when they attempt to dissolve their marriage without professional help, they often focus only on the affair and forget about their children who suffer greatly during divorce proceedings. The therapist’s at Philadelphia MFT are experienced in helping couple’s that are experiencing the aftermath of an affair. Whether you and your partner choose to remain together or to end your marriage, call us to have a consultation and decide if Philadelphia MFT is the right fit for you.
This topic of the week was written by Danielle Adinolfi, MFT