How to Deal with Unfaithfulness in a Marriage
Many couples think that if their spouse is ever unfaithful to them that will be the end of there marriage. Although this type of behavior is a natural response many factors are not taken into consideration. They will put up the house for sale and run to the lawyers immediately. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds. Especially if there are children involved. There are many aspects to look at and in the long run you have to weigh out your options.
First of all was it a one-time thing and are you willing to forgive? This is what you have to look at. Marriage counseling is a good start. Find a marriage counselor or therapist. Even if you still don’t know what you want to do this is essential and will be beneficial. A marriage therapist can help you look at things from a different perspective and help you communicate with each other instead of just yelling. They can help you resolve issues without blaming.
Keep children out of it until you have made a decision. Even though, it is not usually a good idea to hide things from children, taking away respect away from a parent by yelling about what happen is also not a responsible decision. Always try not to put children in a position where they feel they have to choose sides. It is unhealthy for their mental well-being. It also can affect choices they make in choosing partners in the future.
Go to a lawyer to check out options such as custody and child support. It won’t hurt to have some facts and knowledge about the legalities of your situation. Knowing more about your options can also be help in coming to a decision.
Educate yourself by reading books on how to heal marriages, how divorce effects children, how divorce will effect yourself as well. There are many important aspects of divorce that are much harder to deal with then forgiving a spouse.