Relationship Help After Your Partner Cheats
Being cheated on is definitely one of the most emotionally painful experiences a person can go through. It leaves both men and women extremely hurt and lost as to what to do next. The following relationship help tips give you a guide on how to move through this heartbreaking time.
The Shock Of It
The first step is to allow the time to get past the shock of the situation. It is important to give yourself the time you need in order to attain a clear head before making any definite decisions about your relationship.
Find Out Why
If it is at all possible, discover the real reason your partner cheated. Many times men and women cheat because they feel their needs are not being met within the relationship. Other times it is due to the fact that the physical intimacy has been lacking in the relationship.
Make A Decision
As soon as the reality of the cheating becomes real to you, it is time to make a decision as to what you will do next. I am often asked if a couple can survive cheating and the answer is, “Absolutely when both partners are willing and want to save their relationship.”
Make sure to put your support system into place. This includes your friends, family, along with professional assistance. Whether you chose to stay and save your relationship or create a new life for yourself, you will need lots of emotional support during this time.
Plan Of Action
It is imperative to create what I like to call a “plan of action.” This either is a step-by-step guide to save your relationship or let it go to move forward with your life.
Getting over your partner cheating involves going through a real grieving process. This is due to the loss of the ideal you held of your relationship, the trust you had in your partner, and grieving the actual relationship you and your partner did have.
The final step is all about rebuilding. Whether you will be doing this with or without your partner, it is vital to begin moving forward. Starting over in your relationship or on your own does not have to be filled with intense pain. It is possible to embrace this time, turn it around, and come out of it stronger, wiser, and happier than ever before.
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Acclaimed Relationship & Life Coach Bree Maresca-Kramer M.A. holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, has over sixteen years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples. Bree has been featured on NBC, CBS, The CW, FOX NEWS, National Radio Programming, The Chicago Tribune, Shape Magazine,In-Touch Magazine, The Nest Magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine, E-Harmony, AOL, and is a Relationship Expert Columnist for The Huffington Post.
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