| Aug 3 , 2016
From the Dog House to the White House – Marital Resilience and The Clintons
However strongly you may feel about the Clintons, whether positive or negative, the fact that their marriage survived infidelity is a major marital and personal accomplishment. This is not an easy feat to overcome.
The shock, betrayal, and major break of trust following infidelity make it one of the most difficult challenges a couple can face. It is also one of the most difficult problems to treat according to psychologists. As we witness the Clintons working together to support Hillary’s presidency, we see that their relationship has not only “survived” but has truly been “revived” from the work they have put into it. How they got there needn’t be a mystery. There are 5 main ways to bounce back from infidelity and rebuild a strong and resilient partnership.
Knowing when NOT to be political
When an affair has been discovered, spouses often need to know what exactly occurred. It’s important for the cheating spouse to really come clean about what has happened. Many people who get caught want to hold back the “difficult parts,” afraid that telling the whole truth will cause further relationship damage. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It is the “answering all questions fully” that starts the painful process of healing and building back trust. Any slight mistruth will lead to further investigating, worst-case scenario thinking and rumination by the spouse.
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