Two individuals holding hands in a gesture of connection and reconciliation, symbolizing the journey of affair recovery with the help of counseling in Columbus, Ohio.

Home > Counseling > Couples Therapy > Affair Recovery

Affair Recovery Counseling Columbus Ohio

“How could they do this to me? To us? To our children or family?” If you have discovered that your spouse or partner has been unfaithful, you are probably agonizing over these same questions – and more.

Infidelity destroys one’s sense of self. It creates a spirit of despair marked by a profound sense of rejection in which the betrayed spouse experiences symptoms not unlike those of PTSD: an inability to eat, sleep, or concentrate; obsessive thoughts about the “other man” or “other woman” and what went on with your spouse; a compulsive urge to monitor your husband or wife’s every action; a sense of self-blame, guilt, anger, sadness, and shame alternating with feelings of numbness and rage.

It feels like the pain will never go away.

You are not alone. According to The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the percentage of men who admit to infidelity is 57%, and women are not far behind at 54%. While knowing this doesn’t ease your heartache, it does affirm the notion that maintaining a long term, committed relationship is difficult for most people.