Marital Affairs Are More Common Than You May Think

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Marital Affairs Are More Common Than You May Think


It’s impossible to state definitively how common affairs really are. The data varies considerably, but studies suggest that anywhere between 20 and 76 percent of people have engaged in a sexual affair at least once.


When you add emotional infidelities to the mix, the numbers grow even larger.


If left unaddressed, affairs threaten intimacy, increase disconnection and can be the demise of a relationship. However, with the help of an experienced couples’ therapist and the willingness of both parties to openly and thoughtfully engage in the affair recovery process, it is possible to heal from infidelity.


Infidelity counseling can help you restore trust, gain a deeper understanding of each other and may even provide the foundation for a more loving union.


Affairs often stem from a disconnection in the relationship. Although it’s common to blame the cheating partner for committing a betrayal – and it is fair for the faithful partner to experience feelings of hurt and anger – the underlying causes of an affair often have little to do with sex or blind attraction to another person.


For more than 40 years, Richard Sussman has specialized in healing marriages and relationships, particularly those scarred by infidelity. In collaborative sessions, he can help you understand the external factors that contributed to the affair as well as the specific emotional issues that impacted the breakdown of connection and intimacy in your relationship.


If you are ready to talk about affair recovery in New York City or Weston, CT, call Richard Sussman Therapy for a free phone consultation or to schedule couples counseling in New York City or Weston. Call 212-874-9402 or 203-544-8418.