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HELP STRENGTHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
However, when recurring arguments boil over, or communication stops, or when life decisions cause an inordinate amount of stress, serious relationship problems can occur. If this sounds familiar, book some time with a Whitestone Clinic couples therapist. Our trained therapists will help you and your partner strengthen your relationship.
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Infidelity and the Trauma Experienced by Partners
Trauma is a psychological and emotional response to an event that is perceived as threatening or harmful. When a partner discovers infidelity, it can shatter their sense of safety and security in the relationship. They may feel as though their world has been turned upside down, and they may struggle to trust their partner again.
Partners who have experienced infidelity may also experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These symptoms can include intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance of certain places or people, and heightened emotional arousal. Partners may also experience a loss of self-esteem and self-worth, as they struggle to come to terms with the betrayal.
It’s important to note that not all partners will experience trauma as a result of infidelity. Each individual’s response to infidelity will be unique, however, for those who do experience trauma, it’s important to seek support and resources to help them heal.
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It’s also important for partners to take care of themselves during this difficult time. This can include engaging in self-care activities, such as exercise, meditation, and spending time with loved ones. Partners may also find it helpful to set boundaries with their unfaithful partner, such as limiting contact or taking time apart to focus on their own healing.
Infidelity can be a painful and traumatic experience for partners. While not all partners will experience trauma as a result of infidelity, those who do need to seek support and resources to help them heal. With time and support, partners can begin to rebuild trust, heal from the trauma of infidelity, and move forward in a healthy way.