Are you struggling with the idea of what recovery from an affair looks like? Today’s media portrays affair recovery in a contorted and misguided fashion. It leaves the partner who had the affair to be portrayed as constantly being attacked by a counselor and their partner. On the other hand, the partner who was betrayed is viewed as a vulnerable victim who is unable to make decisions in their relationship. Both of these images leave a negative impression, leading couples to avoid recovering from an affair because they fear what it will look like.
These media portrayals of affair recovery do not need to be true. Recovering from an affair can be a beneficial experience for you and for your relationship. Being able to find the meaning behind the affair, giving forgiveness, and decided how to move forward will allow you to find the peace and joy in life that you deserve.
Personally, I believe that taking the step to recover from an affair is one of the strongest things a couple can do for both themselves and their relationship. I will work with you to help you understand why forgiveness is not just for your partner, but for yourself. We can work together to discover what areas of your relationship need support. I have worked with couples to improve their communication so that they are able to better identify what their partner needs from them. This allows you to nurture each other’s feelings and improve how you get along with your partner. After discovering an affair has occurred, you might be influenced with how the media portrays affair recovery, but when working with me, I try to maintain an atmosphere of equality and trust so that you both feel comfortable and able to work on your recovery.
If you are hesitant to take the next step towards recovery because of negative media portrayal, 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