APR: When Infidelity Is Revealed
When infidelity is revealed, whether through disclosure or discovery, the couple is in crisis. A trauma has occurred in the relationship. You as caregiver have become the emergency room doctor. The injury must be assessed and a treatment plan begun. The couple should also be referred to a professional marriage counselor.
This month’s tool will summarize some key concepts to keep in mind when a couple initially reveals to you that there has been unfaithfulness in their marriage.
Linda Foran, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor and Counselor
Getting Past the Affair, by Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, Donald H. Baucom, PhD, & Kristina Coop Gordon, PhD
After the Affair: Healing the pain and Rebuilding Trust when a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, by Janis A. Spring
Bethesda Workshops, https://www.bethesdaworkshops.org/for-professionals/disclosure/