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Last Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Six Myths About Infidelity That You Should Know

We hear it all the time ... sitting at dinner with friends, one of you is sharing details of her best friend's recent discovery that her husband of seven years has been having an affair. The next thing that happens is at least one of you turns to your partner and says, "If you ever do that to me, you'll be out the door so fast, your head will spin. I would NEVER tolerate that!"

If only it were that simple! The discovery of Infidelity is complicated. Part of you does want to kick him or her to the curb, but another huge part of you is devastated and wants the marriage to work. Now is NOT the time to make any kind of decision other than to seek help.

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Dr. Laura Richter is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. Her specialties include: surviving infidelity, improving communication, beginning again after divorce and effective co-parenting after divorce. She is also a trained mediator, qualified parenting coordinator and collaborative law mental health professional. For more information, please call or text us today at 561-715-6404 to schedule a consultation to see how we can help.