You’re in a raw, emotional space filled with a lot of hurt, anger and shame. And you’re wondering if your relationship can ever be normal again; and equally important,how long will it take before your heart heals?
The answer to the first question is, yes. It’s possible for your relationship to recover from infidelity. Even though it’s hard to believe at the moment, it can even thrive. Getting to this new place isn’t easy, but you’ve taken the first important step: deciding to stay despite everything. Know that with commitment, an understanding of your affair type, and following the right recovery steps, your relationship can be saved.
How long before your heart heals?
Although it’s estimated that 40% of couples experience infidelity, each person’s (and couple’s) journey is their own. Openness and a willingness to understand each other plays a big role in how successful each couple is at rebuilding. There’s no one size fits all. But the one thing that’s true for all couples struggling to find their footing again is this: caring, empathetic, non-judgmental help from a trained professional can make all the difference.