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Starting Infidelity counseling

What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Maumelle, AR is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Maumelle, AR typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

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You Are Not Alone

“I had to make a decision: Am I willing to work through this situation [infidelity] with him, which is going to be a long-term thing? And how will that impact me for the rest of my life? How am I going to feel about us? How am I going to trust again? Can I love him with all of my heart again? I’m telling you, that’s a hard, hard, hard, hard thing. Harder than I ever thought. Because even though it’s been a few years, still, you seem to doubt… In my head I thought, ‘I love these kids so much, and I want them to have [their parents] together for the rest of our lives.’ Marriage is a lot of work, and people don’t realize that. They just think, ‘Well, we’re married and everything should be total bliss and we should be totally happy for the rest of our lives.’ Period, end of conversation. And [they think] they’re not going to have trials. But that is just so not the case.”

“Brittany” is not alone—in nearly 20% of marriages one or both partners commit adultery. If either you or your partner act outside the relationship, it’s common to experience anger, frustration, sadness, and feelings of isolation or confusion. It’s also common to struggle with whether or not to reconcile, particularly if there are children present or you have beliefs that do not support divorce.

What Causes Infidelity?

The exact trigger will be different in each situation, but the act of infidelity is most often a symptom of a larger problem. Though that problem may be general dissatisfaction in the primary relationship, it could be low self-esteem, avoidance of personal or professional problems, or a desire for control. Major life changes, such as moving, a new child, or job loss can also be a factor. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to work through the pain of infidelity and address the root issue to avoid repeating the action in the future.

Types of Infidelity

A sexual affair typically comes first to mind. In this type of affair, one of the partners participates in sexual activity outside the primary relationship. This does not necessarily include any emotional attachment.

Conversely, in an emotional affair, close attachments form though there may be no sexual component. Instead, the person having the affair may have long phone conversations and text or e-mail constantly with their secondary partner.

An affair may include both physical and emotional cheating, resulting in a secondary relationship. The secondary relationship is often the most difficult for the betrayed partner to forgive.
There are also situations in which one partner becomes interested in an outside activity or hobby to the point of neglecting their primary relationship; though at first glance this may seem different than the first two types of affairs, the impact on a relationship can be just as serious.

Finally, digital affairs in which the partner talks or texts online, either with or without a sexual component, can also negatively impact the primary relationship.

What one person considers unacceptable in their relationship may be different from another’s definition of unacceptable. The feelings each of these evoke can be similar. Just because the relationship does not have a physical component does not mean it is not an affair.

The Road to Recovery

Realize that if you’ve just admitted to or discovered infidelity in your relationship, now is not the time to make rash decisions. Initial response to infidelity can range from anger and shock to jealousy and feelings of betrayal. These feelings will come and go over the course of recovery. After the immediate emotional reaction, it’s important to determine what caused the action in the first place. Finally, each partner must work through the issues that have been brought to the surface.

It is absolutely possible to rebuild a relationship—in fact, it’s possible to build something much stronger than what was there previously. But, if both partners wish to reestablish the relationship, it will take work from each person. The betrayed partner will have a range of feelings that need to be addressed as they begin to learn to trust their partner again. The partner who stepped outside of the relationship will work to communicate more effectively and/or alter their behaviors so as to avoid falling into similar patterns in the future.

It’s possible the partners will choose not to continue the relationship. If this happens, counseling can be helpful in recovery and creating successful relationships in the future.

How Counseling Can Help

If you are experiencing the consequences of infidelity from either side of the fence, it’s important to know you can heal. Counseling at Thriveworks Maumelle, AR can help.

Living with this situation can seem paralyzing. If you are ready to move forward, call Thriveworks Maumelle today at 501-628-9066 and we will set your appointment.

References

Should I Keep Trying to Work It Out: A guidebook for individuals and couples at the crossroads of divorce (and before). Alan J. Hawkins, Ph.D., and Tamara A. Fackrell, J.D.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Maumelle therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

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  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

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  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

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Self-pay costs at Maumelle
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Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Maumelle reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I cannot say enough good about this place. They honestly do strive to get you in to see a practitioner quickly. And the importance of being seen soon to someone who is at a bad psychological point cannot be understated. It can, literally, mean the difference between life and death. After years of no longer being able to trust mental health providers due to so much misdiagnosis I reached out to Thriveworks. I asked for a particular practitioner, and they had me in to see her the following day. Kristy's approach was welcoming, empathetic, friendly, and down-to-earth. She did not speak down to me as a patient, but she made a comfortable effort to connect from the beginning. Gaining my trust over several weeks she was able to start showing me some things no one ever took the time to extract. She found me at the precipice of a terrible situation and worked me back from the ledge. Her input to Zack, along with his personable and empathetic personality, finally got me on medications that actually have improved my situation more than I could have ever imagined. The combination of her therapy and the medications have me, for the first time in decades, recognizing a hope for the future. All I can say is if you are that person who has lost hope and feels as though you have no purpose, let the Thriveworks team have a chance to show you a you even you didn't know existed. Without hyperbole I can honestly say I owe my life going forward to Kristy and Zack.
Read more I cannot say enough good about this place. They honestly do strive to get you in to see a practitioner quickly. And the importance of being seen soon to someone who is at a bad psychological point cannot be understated. It can, literally, mean the difference between life and death. After years of no longer being able to trust mental health providers due to so much misdiagnosis I reached out to Thriveworks. I asked for a particular practitioner, and they had me in to see her the following day. Kristy's approach was welcoming, empathetic, friendly, and down-to-earth. She did not speak down to me as a patient, but she made a comfortable effort to connect from the beginning. Gaining my trust over several weeks she was able to start showing me some things no one ever took the time to extract. She found me at the precipice of a terrible situation and worked me back from the ledge. Her input to Zack, along with his personable and empathetic personality, finally got me on medications that actually have improved my situation more than I could have ever imagined. The combination of her therapy and the medications have me, for the first time in decades, recognizing a hope for the future. All I can say is if you are that person who has lost hope and feels as though you have no purpose, let the Thriveworks team have a chance to show you a you even you didn't know existed. Without hyperbole I can honestly say I owe my life going forward to Kristy and Zack.
Maumelle Oct 2019
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★★★★★
After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Read more After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Maumelle Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Zacks a wonderful guy to see. He really listens to all your concerns and explains your treatment options in detail. Anyone that sees him is going to feel comfortable talking to him and not have that feeling as if your talking to a stranger.
Read more Zacks a wonderful guy to see. He really listens to all your concerns and explains your treatment options in detail. Anyone that sees him is going to feel comfortable talking to him and not have that feeling as if your talking to a stranger.
Maumelle Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, and have seen multiple providers to try and get control of my emotions. I thought I was a lost cause until I found Zack. He was the first "medicine guy" that I met with that actually got me! He has a calming demeanor and had me very comfortable from the very first appointment. He's easy to work with and actually cares about how I'm feeling! Seeing Zack was the best decision I could have made. Now I'm feeling much better and finally feel like I can breathe. Thank you Zack and Thriveworks for all you do!
Read more I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, and have seen multiple providers to try and get control of my emotions. I thought I was a lost cause until I found Zack. He was the first "medicine guy" that I met with that actually got me! He has a calming demeanor and had me very comfortable from the very first appointment. He's easy to work with and actually cares about how I'm feeling! Seeing Zack was the best decision I could have made. Now I'm feeling much better and finally feel like I can breathe. Thank you Zack and Thriveworks for all you do!
Maumelle Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to thank you for helping out a family member in need. North Little Rock isn't far away and that made everything easy for a depression/anxiety patient. Office was easy to get to.
Read more I would like to thank you for helping out a family member in need. North Little Rock isn't far away and that made everything easy for a depression/anxiety patient. Office was easy to get to.
Maumelle Aug 2018
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★★★★★
Curtiss Robinson gave an excellent presentation at the Senior Services Network meeting this month. He was very engaging with the group and we all learned something to improve our relationships.
Read more Curtiss Robinson gave an excellent presentation at the Senior Services Network meeting this month. He was very engaging with the group and we all learned something to improve our relationships.
Maumelle Feb 2018
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★★★★★
We had the privilege of having Curtiss Robinson speak at our Senior Services Network lunch, he did a great job. Excellent speaker, kept everyone engaged, his message on building relationships was timely and practical.
Read more We had the privilege of having Curtiss Robinson speak at our Senior Services Network lunch, he did a great job. Excellent speaker, kept everyone engaged, his message on building relationships was timely and practical.
Maumelle Feb 2018
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★★★★★
Ms. Tenethrea Buffington is the best! I went in telling her that I didn't believe in coaching/therapy, well I was wrong. She help me in my difficult situation and I could not be more happy with where I stand with it.
Read more Ms. Tenethrea Buffington is the best! I went in telling her that I didn't believe in coaching/therapy, well I was wrong. She help me in my difficult situation and I could not be more happy with where I stand with it.
Maumelle Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maumelle is located at the intersection of Country Club Pkwy and Maumelle Road, across the street from Regions Bank. We currently share the building with David’s Burgers and are next door to the Childcare Network daycare center.

Phone number

(501) 381-1913

Languages spoken by AR providers

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