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Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Trauma of Infidelity: the Assessment Phase

In order to properly understand where to begin working with a couple dealing with the trauma of an extramarital involvement, a comprehensive assessment in the early stage of therapy is critical. As the therapist, we need to initially understand if the couple is still in crisis because the affair was…

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The Trauma of an Affair: Telling the Story

In my last blog, I explored the stages of restorative couples therapy after the trauma of an affair and the importance of establishing “Safety” and “Hope”. Reconnecting a couple to doing the behaviours that they hope their emotions will become in the relationship is critical. Reconnecting caring behaviours, even when…

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