Affair Counseling

Our counselors are specifically trained and have years of experience helping couples heal from affairs.

What is Affair Recovery?

Affair recovery, also called affair counseling, helps spouses re-stabilize after one (or both) have been unfaithful in the relationship. Typically, the goal is typically to and heal the marriage. However, sometimes the goal is to assess whether the marriage should or can continue. Occasionally, couples knows they do not want the marriage to continue. But, they need to heal from the affair enough that they can be good co-parents. Whatever the goal, affair counseling helps you recover from the trauma of an affair (or multiple).

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What Happens in Affair Counseling?

Our strong preference is for the couple to attend the first session together. This allows the couple to tell the story and meet their marriage counselor together. It also allows the therapist to hear how the couple tells the story of the affair as a couple and assess the marriage relationship. The next couple sessions, the counselor will meet individually with each spouse to hear their unique story of the affair(s). The fourth session is held together as the counselor provides an assessment and treatment plan for achieving the couple’s goals. Depending upon the goals, most sessions after that are done together as the counselor guides them to healing and restoration. Because affair recovery involves trauma work, it typically takes many weeks to months for healing to occur. In the beginning, sessions are typically weekly, but spread out as the healing progresses.

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Are Affairs Common?

Many couples argue about what constitutes an affair or infidelity (i.e., is an emotional relationship without physical touch an affair?). While both terms “affair” and “infidelity” can be broad, current GSS Data shows that roughly 1 in 5 men and women have sex with someone other than their wife during marriage (slightly lower for women). This results in trauma to a significant number of marriages. No matter how many couples actually experience affairs, our marriage counselors’ caseloads tend to have a high percentage of affair recovery. So, we know how to help.

Does Affair Recovery work?

Following our protocol, most couples heal to ultimately have strong marriages. They learn the skills and attitudes required to heal, fight for, and preserve the marriage. For others, affair counseling helps them see the marriage relationship is wounded beyond repair or otherwise unsustainable. For those couples, affair counseling helps them to establish a path of successful healing for each spouse as individuals. So, although the goal may be slightly different for all couples and individuals, counseling at our Suwanee, GA-based therapy practice is typically very effective in helping you achieve your goal.

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Begin Affair Recovery in Atlanta, GA

The marriage counselors at our Atlanta, GA area therapy practice have years of experience helping couples navigate life after an affair. They know that recovering from an affair takes time and effort. And, they have the skills and knowledge to help you have the hard conversations and make decisions. Plus, our practice offers both in-person and online sessions to make affair counseling more accessible for you. If you’re ready to work toward healing your relationship, follow the steps below.

  1. Schedule your first therapy visit here.
  2. Start meeting with a skilled marriage counselor for affair recovery.
  3. Work toward healing from an affair and develop more passionate intimacy in your relationship!

Other Therapy Services at Building Intimate Marriages

The team at Building Intimate Marriages provides multiple services to support healthy relationships. Our marriage counselors offer individual counseling as well as premarital counseling to get your started on the right foot. For those struggling in their marriage, we provide discernment counseling and divorce counseling. Additionally, we help couples develop passionate intimacy in sex therapy. We also host a multitude of intimacy workshops and seminars to nurture your relationships in a group setting. Let the team at our Atlanta, GA-area therapy practice help you in all intimate areas of your life.

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