One client's story:
I’ll never forget the day I found out my husband had been cheating on me. I was sitting at the kitchen table paying our bills when my partner came home from work late. He’d been doing that from time to time, but I thought nothing of it. This night was different. As soon as he came through the door, a heavy, dark force entered our apartment. I didn’t realize at the time it was infidelity. “What’s wrong?” I asked. When he didn’t answer, I walked over to him and we sat down on the living room couch. He looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, “I’ve been having an affair.” My heart started pounding, my mouth immediately dried up and I felt the room spin. As he recounted the whole sordid tale, I cried, screamed and raged for hours until I had no more. Infidelity has ravaged me, and our relationship.
In the aftermath of that horrible night, I performed at work in a perfunctory fashion, and at home, I ignored my partner’s existence and retreated to the spare bedroom. I went into survival mode and scoured the internet for similar stories, reports, forums and more, until I ultimately forged a plan to repair my shattered heart, and maybe even our relationship. These are the highlights of what I learned about infidelity from both the internet and a gifted counselor.