Did you miss our live event, Overcoming Infidelity? Trust is something that you must build into a relationship and then it needs to be respected and maintained. Overcoming Infidelity involves a whole array of complex feelings like faith, confidence, freedom, abandonment, vulnerability, forgiveness and security. In other words, it is a huge emotional investment which, if abused or previously abused, can increase your insecurities. View it now here!
First, I want to define infidelity. Here are the different forms of cheating…
1.Physical cheating is the act of being sexually intimate with someone other than your spouse or significant other.
2.Emotional cheating may include physical intimacy but not necessarily so. An emotional cheater confides in the person, sharing thoughts, dreams and an emotional closeness that would normally be reserved for his mate.
3.Cyber cheating includes excessive internet pornography, online dating and flirting with other people on social networking sites.
4.Text message cheating, also known as chexting, includes sending sexually explicit messages or pictures and texting to arrange dates.
Regardless of the form of cheating, trust has been lost. Utilize this exercise to determine your level of commitment, Commitment Tool.
Overcoming infidelity requires that you dig deep into the relationship and work through your challenges. Your partner is going to be angry at you. So angry at you in fact that he/she may not take you back. You cheated on them and they have every right to be mad. The experience of you being unfaithful can hurt them for years. CHEATING IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN’T JUST “GET OVER” IN A MONTH.
I challenge you to determine the level of commitment of both parties in the relationship. If one of you is showing signs of not being ready to commit, I then challenge you to determine if the relationship is worth the investment. When you commit yourself to one person, you are committing your well being, future, hopes, dreams, and happiness. Is this person worth the investment? Compare your relationship to a job? Would you quit your job if you worked for a company that treated you like your partner?