How to Manage Your Partner’s Affair
While an affair constitutes the most devastating event for a relationship short of death, there are two potential positive outcomes:
The depth of trauma produced by your loved one’s affair betrayal is mind and life altering. Affair stress impairs judgment, crushes the soul, undermines self-esteem, threatens the future and sickens the body. When this happens, it is necessary to manage your emotions as well as controlling and promoting beneficial rather than destructive reactions.
Specifically, consider the following three steps:
DO consult a family law attorney.
DO keep your own counsel.
DO manage your anger and negative feelings.
DO think before talking
DO consider your intentions
DO maintain your integrity
DO have patience
DO keep silent
DO act in your best interest
DO take charge of circular thinking
DO act with dignity
Resources & Tools
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