Spring insists on expressing raw emotions to address infidelity. The hurt individual deserves to be heard and have a language to articulate their pain.
Adulterous partners must confront the hurt they caused. No deflection. Taking responsibility rebuilds trust, says Spring.
CCheaters must listen, paraphrase, and write detailed letters to prove understanding and remorse. No shallow apologies; actions matter.
Cheap forgiveness neglects necessary anger. Fear of being alone leads to hasty reconciliation. Healthy grieving and understanding are crucial.
Both partners share blame for an affair. The cheater owns 100% guilt, while the hurt party must acknowledge their role and work on emotional intimacy.
Trust recovery involves setting non-negotiable rules: e.g., answering calls always, monitoring online activity to ease hurt partner's insecurity.
Rebuilding intimacy after infidelity: Couples must communicate fears and desires to restore physical connection.
Not all cheaters repeat their actions; some genuinely learn from their mistakes. However, lack of willingness to address pain can hinder trust rebuilding.
Cheating is common; it can bring couples closer. Trust-building and emotional closure benefit all relationships.
Healing requires gradually loosening the leash as pain fades and trust grows. Both must prove willingness to invest and take risks in the relationship.