At the end of last year, we ran a survey through our AffairHealing.com site, asking people who were still in "affair recovery" to answer questions about their experience of 2106 and their hope for 2017.
When we asked, When you think about love, what do you hope for most in 2017?" here were the words most commonly used in their responses:
Whether exposure occurs the day after an affair begins, or years after it ended, it marks the start of the relationship renewal process. The unfaithful spouse may wonder why an event from the past requires so much present attention, but the wounded spouse only begins to work through the hurt and confusion of the betrayal once it is known. The moment of affair exposure is so significant in a marriage that it is often referred to as “D-day,” the day on which infidelity was either discovered or disclosed.
Affairs are revealed by many different means, but all of them fit into one of three categories: affairs revealed by the unfaithful partner’s disclosure, by the betrayed partner’s discovery, or a combination of both.