Laura Lindekugel M.S., M.S., LAMFT, SEP
individual therapy, couples therapy, trauma therapy, sex therapy, family therapy

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Navigating Explosive Emotion and Rage After Infidelity

If there has been infidelity in your relationship, it’s highly likely that the betrayed person has or will at some point become extremely emotional and/or enraged. This often happens when this person does not feel heard, understood, or validated, or that you do not understand the profound impact of the infidelity or the depth of the pain you have caused. Sometimes it comes as a result of wanting you to experience a fraction of the pain he or she is experiencing. If you respond with defensiveness or with moving away, the anger or emotion may escalate.

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Ten Tips for Revealing and Discussing Infidelity

If you are considering revealing infidelity or infidelity has been discovered, these tips may help you to minimize damage and to set the foundation for repair, if that is what you desire.  If the goal is recovery as a couple, it's important to be intentional from the beginning.  If you get mired in holding back information, denial, blurring facts, minimizing, and blaming, it will be more challenging to repair and rebuild trust.  These are general guidelines. If you have special circumstances, such a partner with a history of depression, for example, do consider speaking with a counselor or therapist for more appropriate guidance tailored to your particular relationship.

Ten Tips for Revealing and Discussing Infidelity

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