Post-affair Couple Therapy
Affairs happen in couple relationships, but it does not have to mean the end of the relationship. Post-affair counselling can be successful in rebuilding trust and intimacy.
Because the foundation of a relationship is trust, infidelity can actually take many forms. Emotional unfaithfulness in the form of online relationships and addiction to pornography can have equally devastating effects on a partner. When people feel cheated on, their sense of self-worth and their trust are ravaged.
For many couples, this is the end of the relationship. But if the infidelity stops, it doesn’t have to be the end.
Many couples choose couple therapy after an affair or a period of unfaithfulness. They can benefit from the help of a qualified couples counsellor who has experience seeing them through the healing process.
Though difficult, post affair counselling can make relationships stronger. Forgiveness is crucial for peace of mind. To read more on the role of forgiveness in re-creating couple relationships, read our e-book chapter here.
By contacting one of our Ottawa counsellors, you’re enlisting the help of a skilled mediator who can help you and your partner address the underlying issues that led to the infidelity and move forward.
- I want to continue on in my relationship, but I don’t know how to get past the pain.
- I want to find what we once had.
- There must be a way to move forward from this.
- We need to find a new way of being together.
Affairs and infidelity can be painful, but if you see yourself in the statements above, our Ottawa-based counsellors can help.
Couple, relationship and marriage therapies are often covered by your health insurance plan.