What is the worst act you’ve ever committed in a relationship…or what was the worst one perpetrated upon you?
I suspect it was infidelity.
Infidelity is a knife to the heart of the relationship. There is not a more powerful way to tear apart a relationship than for one of the partners to have an affair.
One moment everything appears good, the next moment the relationship you had no longer exists.
An affair will either take you and your relationship to a new place or end it.
Dealing with the pain and withheld emotions and owning your part will pull your heart out of your chest. Much of your previous unfelt and expressed emotions come out with the flood of overwhelming emotions of infidelity. The trust we previously had is now gone, and with that goes the way we identify with and know the relationship.
Neither us nor our relationship will ever be the same.
So we can take what we’ve learned from past crises and apply it proactively to our current relationship.
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