Navigating Issues of Infidelity, Affairs and Cheating in Therapy
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About the Event
The rocky road back to re-commitment and trust after an affair is akin to climbing a mountain. Reaching the summit looks like an impossible ascent as partners begin the long, painful journey one step at a time. Emotionally, in unfamiliar terrain, partners feel more vulnerable than ever before.
It’s hard for a therapist to remain neutral when couples come in as the result of an affair. On the surface it appears that one is the perpetrator of a terrible crime and the other is the victim. It’s natural to feel more empathy to the non-affair partner, but your role is to save the marriage. How does a therapist:
- Support both partners?
- Stay non-judgmental?
- Deal with couples when one denies an affair and the other has proof?
- Define an affair when partners’ have different points of view?
- Know if a partner is lying or being truthful?
- Give hope when a couple feels there may be none?
Lori Hollander, LCSW-C, BCD and Bob Hollander, JD, LCSW-C, marriage and relationship experts know the answers to these questions. About 50% of their clients come to them after one partner has discovered suspicion of or proof of infidelity.
In their presentation, they will discuss the answers to those questions and more:
- Just what is an “affair”?
- What are the warning signs of an affair?
- How do affairs start?
- Why do people cheat?
- How do you help couples recover and rebuild trust?
- How does forgiveness work after an affair?
Join us on for a lively presentation and discussion.