Today, 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women have affairs.
Infidelity is the most painful and devastating experience that can be inflicted in a marriage. Remarkably, many marriages do survive. In fact, only 15 percent of divorces can be attributed to affairs. Statistically, about 70 percent of couples decide to work on their marriage and overcome infidelity. About 50 percent of couples succeed in repairing their marriage and making it stronger and better than before the affair.
How to Overcome Infidelity - 5 Phase Program
Dr. Jonathan Isaacson has developed a very effective and comprehensive program designed to help the couple overcome infidelity, rebuild trust, and restore the love in their marriage or relationship. This program is most effective when taken in sequence in therapy, along with your participation in your assignments outside our therapy sessions. It is presented in the order that has been most helpful to the couples we have counseled. And each part generally builds on each other.
Phase 1: Discovering the Affair and Dealing with the Trauma
Phase 2: Restoring Balance in the Marriage & Reconnecting as a Couple
Phase 3: Understanding the Reasons for Infidelity
Phase 4: Moving Past the Affair
Phase 5: Protecting Your Love and Trust
Ideally, you and your spouse will go through the program together. Nevertheless, you can benefit from this program whether you do it alone or with your spouse. If you decide to end your marriage, an event as traumatic as an affair can negatively impact your future relationships, if not addressed adequately. If children are involved, it is critical to resolve any lingering resentments that may spill over into your co-parenting relationship and negatively impact your children.
This program evolved from Dr. Jonathan Isaacson's years of clinical practice working with couples trying to overcome the devastation of an affair. Although the word “marriage” is used, this includes couples in a committed relationship.
As a trained and experienced therapist, Dr. Jonathan Isaacson can help you navigate your overwhelming emotions, nagging doubts, and feelings of hopelessness. Moving on in a healthy way means recovering from the affair and creating the future you want, including making a conscious decision of whether or not you want to stay married. Be assured, most marriages survive affairs.