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Extramarital Affairs

Affairs in the Digital Age – “Is it okay to look at my spouse’s phone?”

“Is it okay to look at my spouse’s phone?”  Not only is that a loaded question, it’s an oversimplified one.  The answer depends on many things, including a couple’s past and current relationship issues, their unique marriage style, as well as the motivation and intention behind the wish to look at a spouse’s phone. Despite… Read More

These Are the Signs Your Spouse is Having a Texting Affair

man looking at phone in secret

When we talk about affairs, we often categorize them as emotional, physical, or both. That’s helpful to some extent. Yet nowadays, there’s another category that we can loosely call the texting affair. An oversimplified scenario goes like this: Your spouse strikes up an opposite-sex friendship with a person at work, spin or yoga class, the… Read More

Do You Need to Forgive Your Spouse For Having An Affair?

couple not speaking on couch

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Couples who are struggling to overcome infidelity can be a challenge for practitioners to work with.  They are intensely emotional.  They may rage, cry, be angrily defensive or withdrawn. Their behavior and progress can be unpredictable. On top of it, some of them expect “instant results.”  If… Read More

“My Husband is Having an Affair with a Younger Woman. Help!”

older man younger woman

While all affairs are heartbreaking, there is one type of affair that can be particularly devastating for a wife – the kind that involves her husband having an affair with a younger woman. As a marriage author and conflict specialist whose practice primarily focuses on affairs, I can tell you that I’ve often heard that… Read More

“My Husband is Cheating. How Can I Make Him Want Me Again?”

happy couple on beach

One of my favorite sentiments about marriage goes like this: “A successful marriage means falling in love many times, and always with the same person.” Which begs the question: how do you make someone love you and want you again when the passion-slaying familiarity of a long-term relationship sets in? How do you make a… Read More

Six Ways to Immunize Your Marriage Against Infidelity

loving couple

Pfizer, Modern, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson, mRNA vs. viral vector vaccines…unless you’ve been living on the moon during the Covid pandemic, and unless you’re a medical professional, you’ve probably learned more about immunizations than you ever cared to know. That’s okay. Our brains don’t fill up. So in keeping with this timely concept, I’d like… Read More