Are you struggling with the internal battle of whether or not to try and save your marriage after the discovery of an affair? The initial hurt and pain that is created when you discover that your partner has had an affair can leave you feeling empty, bitter, and confused. You might worry that you will look weak if you forgive your partner for the affair, but cannot imagine giving up on someone who has been such a huge part of your life. The pressure from outside members might be further influencing and confusing you on what steps to take. The opinions of important others in your life leave you even more lost and confused.
Know that these are all normal feelings and thoughts to have after discovering an affair. The positive news is that no matter what you decide to do about your marriage, you can work towards finding forgiveness and feeling whole again. Being betrayed by someone that has played such a large role in your life is devastating, but this hurt can be reduced and healing can be found.
As a counselor, I am here to help you get through this troubling time in your relationship. I know that finding a meaning behind what has occurred and the factors within the relationship that might have created vulnerability for such a betrayal is important. I will work with you to find this, as well as allowing you to find forgiveness in order for you to move forward in your life. This forgiveness will allow you to find peace within your life. I will also work with you and your partner to improve your communication so that you are able to identify each other’s emotional needs in order to create a stronger relationship between the two of you.
If you are struggling with what steps to take after discovering your partner has had an affair, call me today at 402-325-0117 x13 to learn more and schedule an appointment, or book an appointment online!
Shelby Henderson, M.Ed., PLMHP
1001 S 70th St #225
Lincoln, NE 68510