Coping with a marriage affair is always very difficult and stressful. In many cases the infidelity occurred as a symptom of problems in the marriage. Whether the fault lies with one person or both it is just as difficult to learn to understand and cope with. For people that have been the victim of an affair there is a light at the end of the road and given time it can be recovered from.
Coping with the knowledge that your partner has been unfaithful can seem impossible at the time and no matter how many people tell you that it will get better it is hard to imagine. Taking it one step at a time if very important. Don’t feel foolish for getting upset and crying because it is a very serious situation.
One of the best remedies can be talking to friends about it. Don’t feel like you have to keep it to yourself to protect your partner. Talking over the situation will help you to realize that it is not your fault. It is also an important part of the grieving process that anyone who has been betrayed experiences.
While the reason behind the affair often plays on the mind for a long time after it is best not to concentrate on it. The truth of the situation is usually revealed at a later date and this is often best because the mind is then in a stronger place to receive that kind of information. Concentrate on your own life and getting back to normal.
In some situations the betrayal has not been too extensive and you can consider forgiving your partner, rather than divorce and moving on. This decision needs to be thought over for a long time as it is very important and the manner in which you deal with it will shape the future relationship.
If it is too painful then moving on is the best solution. This type of thing cannot be easily forgotten and will be brought up in every argument, so trying to learn from it is often the easiest option. If this is the case then finding a new hobby can be a good way to concentrate on you and forget the past.
Learning to forgive and forget after a marriage affair is an incredibly brave thing to do and will take a lot of work to make it work. In some cases this shouldn’t even be considered as the level of betrayal is too much. It is a personal decision to make and should be dealt with as such, so don’t feel pressurized by your partner or friends.