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A Betrayed Spouse’s Guide to Responding to Marital Infidelity – Part IV

Indecision

Should a Betrayed Spouse take a chance, or kick ‘em to the curb? There seems to be two schools of thought on infidelity support forums about how a Betrayed Spouse should handle an affair. One says the Betrayed Spouse must confront the … Continue reading

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A Betrayed Spouse’s Guide to Responding to Marital Infidelity – Part III

Save Your Marriage

If you have discovered that your partner has had an affair, you are probably in shock and feel as if the floor has opened up under you. This guide is here to help you through these troubled and painful times. … Continue reading

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A Betrayed Spouse’s Guide to Responding to Marital Infidelity – Part II

Planning

If you have discovered that your partner has had an affair, you are probably in shock and feel as if the floor has opened up under you. This guide is here to help you through these troubled and painful times. … Continue reading

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Coping With Infidelity: The Betrayed Spouse Fog

The Betrayed Spouse Fog

The Betrayed Spouse Fog is a term primarily used to describe the state of mind and actions, or lack thereof, of a Betrayed Spouse who is struggling with accurately sizing up the situation before and/or after the affair is discovered. Much of … Continue reading

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A Betrayed Spouse’s Guide to Responding to Marital Infidelity – Part I

Young Troubled Couple

If you’ve just found out your partner has had an affair, you are probably in shock and feel as if the floor has opened up under you. During the initial days after discovery, the betrayed spouse is in a confusing … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Affair: The Chemistry of Love

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How and why do we fall in love? While love is most often described in magical terms, the emotion of love is created and sustained through biochemical processes in the body – most notably the brain. These biochemical processes are … Continue reading

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Coping With Infidelity: Understanding The “Wayward Fog”

Wayward on a Foggy Path

You’ve heard about the “Wayward Fog” (also known as the “Affair Fog” or just “The Fog”). What is it? How do you know if it is happening in your marriage? Are you faced with infidelity in your marriage? Has your … Continue reading

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Coping With Infidelity: It Is The Fear That Paralyzes

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You’ve found out that your spouse is cheating and suddenly your world is upside down. Nothing seems to be the same or work like it should. You suffer from insomnia. Your stomach is tied in knots. You are losing weight … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains of Childhood Abuse

Frightened Girl Hiding Her Face

This guide is for women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse, though men will probably find it helpful, too. I began thinking about this many years ago. I belonged to another marriage recovery website and posted there for several … Continue reading

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Healing vs. Curing

Healing & Recovery

On Marriage Advocates, we frequently discuss the importance of healing when a marriage has been broken. Prompted by something I read recently, I wonder if some interpret the suggestion “to heal” to mean “to cure” instead. I wonder if people mistakenly think … Continue reading

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