It’s the one thing we never expect to happen in our relationships, the thing our parents warned us about, and what heartbreak songs prepared us for: infidelity.
Cheating, whether sexual or not, can have huge and lasting impacts on a relationship. The foundation of trust and mutual love is rattled. The emotional and mental strain it places on both partners is immense, made even more so by length of the relationship and depth of connection. There is no coming back from infidelity, but The Woodlands counseling can help make sure there’s a way forward.
No one deserves the pain and stress of dealing with cheating. The Woodlands Infidelity counseling understands the mix of emotions running through you right now. But the fact you are even reading this proves your strength, courage, and commitment. For that, we thank you. No relationship is perfect, and our counseling services in The Woodlands does not promise to make yours such. However, together, we can build a healthier, more fulfilling future for the both of you and for your relationship.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 281-667-9790.
How Does Infidelity Impact a Relationship? Why Is Counseling Helpful?
If you are in a relationship struggling with adultery or cheating, then you understand just how deep the impacts of infidelity can go. You know well the exhaustion of wondering what went wrong, the doubt of anything real, or the self-blaming. Human connection is a beautiful thing, but it can also be dangerous. When we let someone in, when we give them apart of ourselves, words cannot begin to describe the pain felt when that bond is damaged.
And the same is true for the other partner. If you have taken that step and involved yourself in infidelity, then you know acutely the guilt, self-hatred, and desperation. At Thriveworks The Woodlands, we do not take sides. Counseling is not about who is right or wrong, it’s about healing. Both partners need to heal, and we will come alongside both of you to do just that.
Some couples can bounce back after cheating without any help from a professional counselor. While we admire their resilience and ability to self-heal, we acknowledge that that is not everyone’s story. Whether or not you choose to seek counseling for infidelity in no way reflects badly on the relationship you’ve built. If anything, it proves that despite everything, you’re willing to fight for each other. The Woodlands infidelity counselors admire and respect that.
A few signs that adultery, cheating, or infidelity has taken a toll on your relationship and that reaching out would be beneficial include:
- The involvement of children- kids will take infidelity differently than parents, and although we can try our best to shield them from most of the pain, it can be helpful to see a counselor.
- The development or worsening of mental health issues such as anxiety or depression
- Multiple instances of cheating
- Changes in sleep or eating (for either partner)
- A negative impact on your work or social life
- Self-harm or suicidal thoughts
If you are in the midst of dealing with infidelity, you are not alone. Thriveworks The Woodlands is here for you, and together we can heal and grow.
How Can Counseling Can Help Relationships Heal from Infidelity?
Cheating will change your relationship for good, there is no going back to the way it was before, and in many ways, this is a good thing! The way it was before was what pushed infidelity to happen in the first place. Our job as infidelity counselors is to find the problems in the relationships, the impact it’s had on the mental health of both partners and utilize tools and techniques to help you heal from it.
Notice, the decision to stay in a relationship is always up to you. Counseling is powerful, it can heal many fractures in a relationship, but sometimes that process puts too much of an emotional and mental strain on a partner, and they decide the healthiest thing for them is to end the relationship. Other times, the relationship might be abusive or harmful to one partner, in which we will talk about our options. Infidelity counseling is powerful, but you are still in control. You have the choices to stay and heal or leave and heal. That decision is not up to us. Whatever you decide, we will be with both partners every step of the way, and for as long as you need us afterwards.
An infidelity counseling session in Thriveworks in The Woodlands might include:
- Discussion of the root cause behind cheating
- Coping strategies
- Individual counseling
- Couples counseling
- Addressing any mental health issues that cheating caused
- Planning for the future
- Establishing and strengthening trust, love, and support
The goal of infidelity counseling is to help you and partner heal individually and together, so that the future of your relationship can be based solidly in truth and love. It won’t be easy, healing from infidelity never is, but with Thriveworks The Woodlands, you can rest assured that a professional, empathetic counselor will be with you every step of the way.
For more information, or to schedule and appointment today, give us a call at 281-667-9790.