The victim spouse not infrequently develops a group of symptoms that constitute what is referred to as an acute stress disorder.These symptoms may include: An acute stress disorder can lead over time to the development of posttraumatic stress disorder in which one obsesses about the past betrayal, has great difficulty in trusting and at times feels intense betrayal anger.In order to rebuild trust, the offending spouse may need to share all social media, as well as promise to not communicate with the other person or acquaintance of him/her.In addition, the offending spouse needs to accept humbly that she/he will be on the receiving end at times of strong criticism for their adulterous behaviors and of regular questioning them and the relationship.Many spouses betrayed by adultery report that they can only let go of their rage with their spouse and the adulterous lover and try to trust their spouse again by asking for God's help daily.They simply feel that they do not have either the strength or the desire to master their anger and their fears of further betrayal (catastrophic thinking).
Today, the excessive use of internet pornography has increased the risk of virtual marital infidelity in which one spouse seeks happiness and sexual satisfaction through another person.
The following marital conflicts contribute to a vulnerability to marital infidelity: Again, number of chapters on this website address the work of resolving the specific conflict that you may have identified.
Research studies demonstrate that the majority of married couples are faithful and loyal.
Even if the offending spouse struggled with severe loneliness and sadness in the marriage before the infidelity, it is essential that he/she express heartfelt sadness and guilt for the unfaithful behaviors and for the damage done to the spouse and marriage.
The offending spouse should not minimize the adultery or become defensive and try to blame the spouse for it.