No relationship is perfect. In fact, most are far from perfect. However, sometimes an exceptionally destructive challenge threatens—and often succeeds—to end it all: infidelity. When someone cheats, everybody suffers from the consequences: the cheater, the victim of the betrayal, and others who are deeply involved in the relationship such as any kids. Each of these individuals struggle in some way, whether they’re grappling to understand why, deciding what to do next, or dealing with all of the pain that has been unleashed.
Has your relationship been turned upside down by infidelity? Are you at a loss for what to do now? Consider working with an infidelity counselor at Thriveworks Waltham. These professionals know just how to help you through this strenuous and confusing time. They will assess your current state, evaluate your needs, and create a treatment plan that will best help you heal. You might feel hurt, confused, or even hopeless right now, but know this: you can move forward and thrive after infidelity. And a counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Waltham can help you do so.
How Can Infidelity Change Me?
When someone commits infidelity, they’ve been unfaithful to their romantic partner. This form of betrayal is often devastating, and it can cause an individual to suffer tremendously. These victims often experience…
- Heightened anxiety
- Depressive thoughts/feelings
- Diminished self-esteem
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Extreme anger
In addition, these individuals are more likely to engage in self-harm and go on to develop illnesses like addiction or substance abuse. They also commonly make drastic changes to make up for their loss and diminished self-esteem: for example, they might go on a crash diet or work out excessively.
Infidelity can wreak complete and utter havoc on an individual. It can turn your whole world upside down and cause you to question everything you know to be true, and in turn, suffer from the negative side effects listed above. The good news is that you can get help. A counselor at Thriveworks Waltham can help you to address all of the emotions this experience may provoke and determine your next steps. Ultimately, they will help you heal from this betrayal.
What Does Infidelity Counseling Look Like?
Infidelity counseling is an approach to therapy, specifically designed to help couples or individuals cope after infidelity. While each experience is tailored to the individual(s), this typically involves opening up about one’s feelings related to the betrayal, determining the best plan for moving forward (either together or separately), and beginning these next steps.
Furthermore, the counselor can help his or her clients feel comfortable and confident in who they are, again. As mentioned above, being betrayed in this way is often a blow to the self-esteem. A professional can help clients to find that self-love and acceptance again, without the crash dieting or extreme exercise regimens.
Start Infidelity Counseling at Thriveworks Waltham Today
We understand how devastating it can be to find out your partner has been unfaithful. It can make you feel angry, upset, hurt, or completely confused. But the good news is that you can work with a counselor at Thriveworks Waltham to effectively manage these feelings and gain some clarity in life again.
If your relationship has been ripped apart by infidelity, and you think you could benefit from working with a professional, meet with a counselor at Thriveworks Waltham. The professionals here at Thriveworks are well-trained and experienced to help you over this bump in the road. To schedule a session, or to hear more about the services offered at Thriveworks, call (781) 309-9149.