The Impact of Infidelity

Cheating can have a heavy emotional impact on all involved, but healing after it happens is possible. Cover Image: Shutterstock

Can this Marriage be Saved?

By Linda and Charlie Bloom
Some people hang on when there's no hope. Too many others give up too soon.

Recovery from an Affair

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Sexual infidelity can destroy a marriage—or lead to major marriage improvements.

The Extra-Relational Affair: A Study in Contrast

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
When might an affair prove beneficial?

Emotional Infidelity

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Emotional infidelity: When is cheating really cheating?

Homewreckers Beware: Revenge May Come in an Unexpected Way

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D.
Alienation of affection lawsuits have won millions of dollars.

Is Adultery Always Bad?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
People have affairs for many reasons, not all of them unhealthy.

When Partners Cheat: Who Deserves Second Chances?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Is forgiveness always the right thing to do?

What Motivates Sexual Promiscuity?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
The psychodynamic meaning of nymphomania

Dealing With Your Partner's Infidelity? 6 Do's and Don'ts

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
These Do’s and Don’ts may help you deal with infidelity in your relationship.

After Infidelity

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D.
How can couples learn to move on following one partner's infidelity?

When You've Been Cheated On: What to Say/Do, Moving On Tips

By Seth Meyers Psy.D.
Focusing on self-pride can save you from insanity.

How Your Mate Value Affects Your Responses to Infidelity

By Gad Saad Ph.D.
I am top dog on the mating market: Don’t cheat on me!

5 Rules for a More Trustworthy Relationship

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Expert advice for setting boundaries in the digital age.

Are Some Offenses Unforgivable?

By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D.
Recognizing change across time can be helpful in dealing with unforgivable hurt.

Infidelity Leave

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW
Healing from infidelity?  Try an infidelity leave.

Why People Cheat

By Kelly Campbell Ph.D.
Understanding the reasons behind infidelity can help you avoid its damage.

After the Affair: The Uncertain Road to Healing

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D.
Can the infidelity-damaged relationship survive?

Reeling From Infidelity

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW
Infidelity isn't for sissies