How to Repair Your Relationship After Cheating?

Cheating and infidelity are extremely devastating to a relationship. There are so many reasons why people cheat but the pain is usually deeply profound and the damage it causes could lead to separation or divorce. As a Marriage and Family Therapist and EFT Couple therapist in Dubai, I see couples who suffer from the aftermath of discovering that their partner had cheated, and I know how much it hurts and how much work the cheating partner usually needs to put in the relationship to repair it. Not every couple ends up breaking up after one of them has cheated.

There are ways to repair the relationship after cheating. If you are the partner who has cheated there are three main steps to take:

  1. If your intention is to repair, you have to first be honest with yourself about the reasons that led you to cheat in the first place. This is extremely important so as not to fall into the same trap another time. So, if you cheated because of unmet needs or sexual issues this has to be acknowledged and explained clearly to your partner. It is crucial that your partner hears from you the reasons as to why you cheated without going into graphic details of the cheating. This is important because your partner needs closure and without this closure, it can be very difficult for your partner to trust you again.
  2. Your apology needs to match the hurt and pain you caused to your partner. So, if the pain you caused is profound do not expect to say sorry once and get forgiven easily. Forgiveness requires patience, determination, and resilience from your side to make sure your partner feels your deep remorse.
  3.  Be ready to be faced with anger, resentment, and sadness from your partner and it’s important that you understand that your partner is simply grieving the relationship he or she thought they had with you so hang in there and don’t give up. Your partner will bring up the cheating from time to time and this is just because they are hurt and they are finding it difficult to trust you again. At these times make sure to have compassion for your partner and validate their feelings and be empathetic.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a, certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) based in Dubai, I can assure you that couples therapy helps you repair your relationship after cheating. As a marriage counselor and couples’ therapist, I know that you can be happily married after healing from the injury of cheating via therapy.

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If you would like to create a stronger connection with your partner, then now is the time to be proactive and get engaged in couples counseling and couples’ therapy. Marriage and family therapy help you strengthen your relationship and become better partners and parents for your children.  It is important to understand that involving an experienced, caring and non-judgmental couples’ therapist can make a huge difference. As a Marriage and Family Therapist based in Dubai, I work with couples from all over the world to overcome the challenges they face in their relationship. Marriage counseling in Dubai and Couples therapy in Dubai are extremely effective. So, if you are searching for a professional and a highly qualified marriage counselor and couple’s therapist that is an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) in Dubai, to help you get through your difficult times, please reach out to me. I meet my clients face to face in my office in Dubai or do marriage and family counseling online via zoom. So if you are anywhere in the world and feel like speaking to a Family and Couples Counselor and doing couples therapy at the convenience of your home please contact me at ds@daliasheiha.com or WhatsApp me on 00971502369395.

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