Cheating / Infidelity – Relationship Therapy in Columbia, SC

When you have been betrayed by your spouse or partner, your whole life seems to go into upheaval. The world seems to stop spinning. Everything you thought you knew or trusted is questioned. Being cheated on is one of the deepest betrayals a person can experience in life. It hurts to the core because you trusted the most intimate parts of your soul to this person. In the aftermath of infidelity, couples counseling may be an excellent option. Alternatively, if going to counseling as a couple is too painful or not possible at the time, seeking counseling for yourself as an individual can also have great benefits.

A marriage or relationship that is recovering from infidelity is very fragile. You may have been a person that always insisted that you would not stand for cheating in a relationship. You may have thought that you would never give a cheater a second chance. But once you find yourself in that position, your whole paradigm can change. Are you now wondering if you would be willing to give your spouse a second chance? Do you feel guilty for even considering going back to this person? There is no right or wrong answer in the aftermath of infidelity. Every couple has a unique experience and perspective. When you partner with a Thriveworks Columbia SC counselor, you are taking the first step in recovering from infidelity. You may not know how you want to proceed, but spending time with a trained and experienced counselor is the first step in understanding your feelings and options.

Couples face many challenges in the course of their relationship. Perhaps the infidelity in your relationship has come after years of fighting, slammed doors, trust issues, and nights spent apart. The cheating may be just one symptom of a larger problem. Marriage and relationships can have extreme highs and lows. Your relationship may or may not be salvageable after infidelity. You may want to explore the other issues that you are facing as a couple. Thriveworks Columbia SC can partner with you to make this happen. You do not have to face this challenge alone.

If you have children with the person that cheated on you, the situation is even more complicated. You want to make decisions with their best interest in mind. If you have older children, you may not be able to completely shield them from the crisis in your marriage. At Thriveworks Columbia SC, we can help every member of the family deal with the infidelity in the marriage. Each person will have their own unique response to the situation, and should be able to express their feelings in a safe, healthy environment.

When you are dealing with cheating in your relationship, you are in a time of crisis. When you pick up the phone for help, the last thing you want to hear is that the first available appointment is in a few weeks. In the immediate time after infidelity, you need help now. At Thriveworks Columbia SC, we understand that. We have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. We respect your time and emotional state. We are ready to help you make this journey of recovery, exploration, and healing. Your life is not over. We are ready to help you pick up the pieces. Call us today.

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  • 2805 Millwood Ave.
    Columbia , SC 29205

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