Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Learn the Lessons from the First Affair

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Learn the Lessons from the First Affair

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Q My husband had an affair five years ago and with counselling we worked through it and recommitted to our marriage. Since then he has been like a new man and in many ways our marriage is stronger than ever. But over the last few months I have found myself becoming attracted to a co-worker. I know how devastating it is to be cheated on but I can't help my feelings. I never expected to feel this way. How do I resist the temptation and reconnect again to my husband?

A It's a difficult experience to be in, when your experience clashes with your values and expectations of yourself. Reflect on your marriage, what it means to you, how important it is to you and what an affair - and a second one at that - would do to the marriage, your husband, and you. Many relationships survive infidelity, but the more it happens, the more it weakens the marriage and the chances of it lasting. The mere fact that you are reaching out for advice indicates your hesitation at damaging your marriage. …

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