Couple's Counseling and Infidelity
Maintaining a fulfilling and loving relationship can be a challenge for many reasons in today's environment. The couples that we support at GCS often share that they feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of juggling family, money challenges, career and child rearing.
For some couples, infidelity has impacted the trust and shaken the core of the relationship.
The shock of discovering that the person you love has “cheated” on you can be one of the most devastating experiences in an individual’s life and can wreak havoc on a relationship or marriage. Couples at Growth Counseling share that the damage of affairs have impacted them in the following ways:
- Loss of trust
- Feelings of rage
- Guilt and remorse
- Anger at God
- Blaming and shaming the partner
- Negative consequences for the children
- Weight gain or loss
- Negative body image
- Lack of sleep
- Depression and anxiety
- Thoughts of self harm
- Loss of productivity at work
- Damage to self esteem
- Snooping and interrogating
Though infidelity can feel as if it is shattered your trust forever, and it is the end of your relationship, we provide every couple with a focused therapy action plan in a supportive and confidential counseling setting.
Step-by-step couples can begin to learn tools in order to safely explore core issues, establish a new foundation, and set up boundaries. These tools can offer hope and a secure base for the couple as they find new ways of being together, while working to restore trust and respect, love and sexuality.
We understand first hand that an affair hurts...but infidelity does not have to mean the end of a relationship or marriage.
However, it often does mean that the relationship is in crisis and that it is time to take focused healing steps in counseling in order to learn a new way of being together.