Infidelity Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Katerina Fager
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected, deal with infidelity, or poor communication? I help individuals and couples to develop some new skills and new ways to communicate and grow to create more satisfying relationships. I have completed Level 3 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method in my work with couples. This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship. I believe that although each individual is unique, everyone has the ability to change, heal and move forward. Therapy can help you to feel better and have a better relationship.
Do you feel disconnected, deal with infidelity, or poor communication? I help individuals and couples to develop some new skills and new ways to communicate and grow to create more satisfying relationships. I have completed Level 3 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method in my work with couples. This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship. I believe that although each individual is unique, everyone has the ability to change, heal and move forward. Therapy can help you to feel better and have a better relationship.
(773) 295-1693 View (773) 295-1693
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Jeffrey Kraft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Waitlist for new clients
Jeffrey is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. Jeffrey’s experiences include working with those affected by day-to-day stressors, transitions and difficulty establishing meaning in their lives. He holds extensive experience treating a variety of couples’ issues such as infidelity, strenuous transitions, and communication problems in relationships. Additionally, he holds a great interest in working with first responders, veterans and military families, as well as those impacted by negative childhood experiences.
Jeffrey is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. Jeffrey’s experiences include working with those affected by day-to-day stressors, transitions and difficulty establishing meaning in their lives. He holds extensive experience treating a variety of couples’ issues such as infidelity, strenuous transitions, and communication problems in relationships. Additionally, he holds a great interest in working with first responders, veterans and military families, as well as those impacted by negative childhood experiences.
(312) 313-2576 View (312) 313-2576
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Amy Markley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
When your relationship is suffering, you're suffering. Oftentimes, terribly so. Maybe the partner you used to feel so close to now seems more like a distant stranger. Maybe a betrayal has left you outraged and alone. Maybe all the fighting and miscommunication makes you wonder at times what you ever saw in this person at all.
When your relationship is suffering, you're suffering. Oftentimes, terribly so. Maybe the partner you used to feel so close to now seems more like a distant stranger. Maybe a betrayal has left you outraged and alone. Maybe all the fighting and miscommunication makes you wonder at times what you ever saw in this person at all.
(708) 419-4856 View (708) 419-4856
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Anita A Chlipala
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Common problems I help address: deciding who is the "right" person to marry; figuring out why you are single; working on your anxious or avoidant attachment style; managing different partner attachment styles; infidelity: figuring out why you cheated, healing from the infidelity, rebuilding trust and prevention; figuring out if you can make your relationship or marriage work; communication such as arguments that go nowhere; effective conflict resolution; feeling unappreciated/taken for granted; disconnection; healing from a break up. The information & tools I teach are proven to be effective in making relationships successful.
Common problems I help address: deciding who is the "right" person to marry; figuring out why you are single; working on your anxious or avoidant attachment style; managing different partner attachment styles; infidelity: figuring out why you cheated, healing from the infidelity, rebuilding trust and prevention; figuring out if you can make your relationship or marriage work; communication such as arguments that go nowhere; effective conflict resolution; feeling unappreciated/taken for granted; disconnection; healing from a break up. The information & tools I teach are proven to be effective in making relationships successful.
(312) 800-1849 View (312) 800-1849
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Pamela I. Merino Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615
I specialize in working with individual and couples to address relational issues, infidelity, dating, breakups, emotional engagement, intimacy, traumatic events and history of abuse. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and I work through a compassionate and trauma-informed lens.
I specialize in working with individual and couples to address relational issues, infidelity, dating, breakups, emotional engagement, intimacy, traumatic events and history of abuse. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and I work through a compassionate and trauma-informed lens.
(773) 923-1028 View (773) 923-1028
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Dawn Paquelet
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MEd
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I have specific interests in relationship conflict, life-stage transitions, infidelity, and parental alienation.
We all yearn for fulfilling relationships with our partners, family, and other important people in our social circles. Sometimes we need help navigating the complexities of our connections. I believe the therapeutic experience can help clients better understand themselves and their relational needs. I am a Couple and Family Therapist intern and a second-year Ph.D. student in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Adler University in Chicago.
I have specific interests in relationship conflict, life-stage transitions, infidelity, and parental alienation.
We all yearn for fulfilling relationships with our partners, family, and other important people in our social circles. Sometimes we need help navigating the complexities of our connections. I believe the therapeutic experience can help clients better understand themselves and their relational needs. I am a Couple and Family Therapist intern and a second-year Ph.D. student in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Adler University in Chicago.
(312) 313-1805 View (312) 313-1805
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Jess A Benge
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Waitlist for new clients
Extensive research shows the client-therapist relationship is the most essential part of therapy. I encourage you to find the right fit. Topics I have helped clients successfully work through: complex trauma, helping change attachment styles, boundary identification & implementation, infidelity, dysfunctional communication, repetitive arguments on the same topic, kinks or differences in sexual interests (ex. BDSM, non-monogamy, cuckolding, etc.), and severe anxiety/depression. I enjoy helping individuals & couples find new ways of relating in order to embrace the complexity of love in their relationships.
Extensive research shows the client-therapist relationship is the most essential part of therapy. I encourage you to find the right fit. Topics I have helped clients successfully work through: complex trauma, helping change attachment styles, boundary identification & implementation, infidelity, dysfunctional communication, repetitive arguments on the same topic, kinks or differences in sexual interests (ex. BDSM, non-monogamy, cuckolding, etc.), and severe anxiety/depression. I enjoy helping individuals & couples find new ways of relating in order to embrace the complexity of love in their relationships.
(872) 250-5811 View (872) 250-5811
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Igor Soloveychik
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Dr. Soloveychik focuses on treatment of sex and love addiction (pornography, infidelity, escorts, romantic obsessions) and sexual anorexia. For the past 15+ years, I’ve had the privilege to provide concierge therapeutic relationships to help individuals and their partners to stop out of control damaging sexually compulsive behaviors. You can heal the shame, loneliness, and possible presence of attachment failures/trauma. You can stop using sex to cope with stress/boredom. End seeking external validation and artificial dopamine dependence; regain lost time, become more present, and experience intimate loving honest relationships.
Dr. Soloveychik focuses on treatment of sex and love addiction (pornography, infidelity, escorts, romantic obsessions) and sexual anorexia. For the past 15+ years, I’ve had the privilege to provide concierge therapeutic relationships to help individuals and their partners to stop out of control damaging sexually compulsive behaviors. You can heal the shame, loneliness, and possible presence of attachment failures/trauma. You can stop using sex to cope with stress/boredom. End seeking external validation and artificial dopamine dependence; regain lost time, become more present, and experience intimate loving honest relationships.
(773) 312-3752 View (773) 312-3752
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Marci Zinke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself constantly asking for your needs to be met? Are you concerned that your partner may emotionally or verbally manipulate you? Has infidelity been an issue in your relationship? Do you ever wonder, ‘will we ever be the same’? I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, including partner betrayal trauma, with a particular interest in infidelity & narcissistic (verbal/emotional) abuse recovery. I am here to listen, assist, and share skills with you to be where you want to be and live the life you desire and deserve, all coming from a life-lived and trauma-informed lens.
Do you find yourself constantly asking for your needs to be met? Are you concerned that your partner may emotionally or verbally manipulate you? Has infidelity been an issue in your relationship? Do you ever wonder, ‘will we ever be the same’? I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, including partner betrayal trauma, with a particular interest in infidelity & narcissistic (verbal/emotional) abuse recovery. I am here to listen, assist, and share skills with you to be where you want to be and live the life you desire and deserve, all coming from a life-lived and trauma-informed lens.
(708) 381-0885 View (708) 381-0885
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Peonita Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CSAT, CPTT, DWCF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
The Couple and Family Clinic is creating connections that heal. We specialize in relational conflict and trauma, partner betrayal trauma, sexual compulsion, cultural trauma and grief and loss. Pain and adjustment is a part of life. I am here to walk with you through the process so that you will arrive at your goal feeling healthy and whole. The client's experience from beginning to the end of treatment are all very important to me and the healing process. We all desire healthy, happy and loving relationships, and this takes courage and will pull us out of our comfort zone. Sometimes loving ourselves is the best place to start.
The Couple and Family Clinic is creating connections that heal. We specialize in relational conflict and trauma, partner betrayal trauma, sexual compulsion, cultural trauma and grief and loss. Pain and adjustment is a part of life. I am here to walk with you through the process so that you will arrive at your goal feeling healthy and whole. The client's experience from beginning to the end of treatment are all very important to me and the healing process. We all desire healthy, happy and loving relationships, and this takes courage and will pull us out of our comfort zone. Sometimes loving ourselves is the best place to start.
(847) 416-6625 View (847) 416-6625
Photo of Jared Robl, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Jared Robl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606
I use a collaborative and client centered approach to treat issues such as grief, loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use/abuse and it's affect on the family, infidelity, intimacy and post divorce issues.
This summer, take the courageous step towards self-discovery and growth. Let's work together to uncover the insights and transformations you seek, building a brighter, more fulfilling path forward. I know that starting or restarting therapy can be intimidating and finding the right fit is important. In my practice I take time to work with clients to feel understood without judgement while building meaningful insight. Building communication, understanding, compassion, and confronting difficult patterns are important components to consider when looking for a therapist and these are hallmarks of my work with clients.
I use a collaborative and client centered approach to treat issues such as grief, loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use/abuse and it's affect on the family, infidelity, intimacy and post divorce issues.
This summer, take the courageous step towards self-discovery and growth. Let's work together to uncover the insights and transformations you seek, building a brighter, more fulfilling path forward. I know that starting or restarting therapy can be intimidating and finding the right fit is important. In my practice I take time to work with clients to feel understood without judgement while building meaningful insight. Building communication, understanding, compassion, and confronting difficult patterns are important components to consider when looking for a therapist and these are hallmarks of my work with clients.
(312) 883-8865 View (312) 883-8865
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Stephanie Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
My pragmatic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and Relational frameworks with areas of speciality to include treatment of anxiety, depression, severe trauma, and relationship concerns impacted by infidelity and loss.
I bring a compassionate, authentic, and genuine approach in working with individuals and couples. My practice is founded upon great empathy and the belief that each client has the potential to lead the meaningful life they envision for themselves. In entering the therapeutic process, treatment will evoke insight, and provide an accepting space to achieve goals developed in a solution-focused and collaborative manner.
My pragmatic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and Relational frameworks with areas of speciality to include treatment of anxiety, depression, severe trauma, and relationship concerns impacted by infidelity and loss.
I bring a compassionate, authentic, and genuine approach in working with individuals and couples. My practice is founded upon great empathy and the belief that each client has the potential to lead the meaningful life they envision for themselves. In entering the therapeutic process, treatment will evoke insight, and provide an accepting space to achieve goals developed in a solution-focused and collaborative manner.
(312) 533-4288 View (312) 533-4288
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Brandon Michael Arbuckle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Working from an integrated Solution Focused/Narrative Therapy framework, you can expect that I will adjust my approach to help you wade through and resolve conflicts, emotional paralysis, betrayal and other relational problems, with a newfound sense of agency, hope and courage. While the problems that bring couples in for therapy may seem daunting, perhaps even feeling insurmountable to some, my work builds on the notion that problems are given their greatest opportunity for resolution by cultivating safe, loving, and secure relational attachments.
Working from an integrated Solution Focused/Narrative Therapy framework, you can expect that I will adjust my approach to help you wade through and resolve conflicts, emotional paralysis, betrayal and other relational problems, with a newfound sense of agency, hope and courage. While the problems that bring couples in for therapy may seem daunting, perhaps even feeling insurmountable to some, my work builds on the notion that problems are given their greatest opportunity for resolution by cultivating safe, loving, and secure relational attachments.
(773) 664-0686 View (773) 664-0686
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Devon Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Life, though beautiful, is also marked by all sorts of suffering, and my job is to help you heal and grow from that. I am an attachment and trauma-informed Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), who works with individuals, families, and couples, to address communication; couple and family conflict; relational and attachment trauma; infidelity; family of origin issues; self-development and identity; PTSD; depression; anxiety; and a host of other problems that arise in life.
Life, though beautiful, is also marked by all sorts of suffering, and my job is to help you heal and grow from that. I am an attachment and trauma-informed Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), who works with individuals, families, and couples, to address communication; couple and family conflict; relational and attachment trauma; infidelity; family of origin issues; self-development and identity; PTSD; depression; anxiety; and a host of other problems that arise in life.
(312) 663-8905 View (312) 663-8905
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Fabrice Robert Lubin
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
My aim is to develop effective therapeutic interventions and a supportive space to navigate significant transitions like infidelity, job loss, and new parenthood.
Having been involved in the mental health field for over a decade, working across various setting (hospitals, VA, college) I now focus on those eager to enhance their creativity, community, and value-driven experiences. As the founder of an organization that has seen significant growth, my interest lies in supporting leaders—whether they are in creative roles, parenting, or mental health professions—who struggle with the demands of their work environments and the prioritization of their own healing. I believe relationships are formed in repair and I am useful to those seeking to deepen the interpersonal and cultural spaces.
My aim is to develop effective therapeutic interventions and a supportive space to navigate significant transitions like infidelity, job loss, and new parenthood.
Having been involved in the mental health field for over a decade, working across various setting (hospitals, VA, college) I now focus on those eager to enhance their creativity, community, and value-driven experiences. As the founder of an organization that has seen significant growth, my interest lies in supporting leaders—whether they are in creative roles, parenting, or mental health professions—who struggle with the demands of their work environments and the prioritization of their own healing. I believe relationships are formed in repair and I am useful to those seeking to deepen the interpersonal and cultural spaces.
(773) 786-9903 View (773) 786-9903
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Tom Doctor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
I am a Licensed Social Worker, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Sex Therapist. My clinical experience is focused on working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues including addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, relationship/marital conflicts, codependency, divorce, infidelity, PTSD, childhood trauma, emotional abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, life transition, LGBTQ+ issues, sexual health concerns, non-monogamy/polyamory, kink/BDSM, and intimacy injuries.
I am a Licensed Social Worker, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Sex Therapist. My clinical experience is focused on working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues including addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, relationship/marital conflicts, codependency, divorce, infidelity, PTSD, childhood trauma, emotional abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, life transition, LGBTQ+ issues, sexual health concerns, non-monogamy/polyamory, kink/BDSM, and intimacy injuries.
(773) 207-3046 View (773) 207-3046
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Jeannie Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Some areas of interest include but are not limited to infidelity, intimacy, financial stress, motivation, confidence, and family of origin dynamics.
I am a therapist who tends to be more direct in sessions. I am an active participant in my sessions, which can be seen through challenging my clients, helping them learn new tools, and actively participating in the conversation through questions and feedback. I love to work with both couples and individuals. Whether you are going through a life transition, dealing with anxiety, job dissatisfaction, or relationship struggles, I work through a strength-based approach and hope to empower my clients to help them make a change in their lives.
Some areas of interest include but are not limited to infidelity, intimacy, financial stress, motivation, confidence, and family of origin dynamics.
I am a therapist who tends to be more direct in sessions. I am an active participant in my sessions, which can be seen through challenging my clients, helping them learn new tools, and actively participating in the conversation through questions and feedback. I love to work with both couples and individuals. Whether you are going through a life transition, dealing with anxiety, job dissatisfaction, or relationship struggles, I work through a strength-based approach and hope to empower my clients to help them make a change in their lives.
(872) 231-3349 View (872) 231-3349
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Bea Gatchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
My areas of specialization are working with individuals/couples/relationships who are in the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced violence, such as sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family system-based violence, spiritual abuse, and community-based violence. I work with many different relationship structures from cisgender heterosexual monogamous couples and folx with more expansive relationship structures. My areas of specialization in working with relationship clients are high-conflict relationships, sexual dysfunction/dysregulation, infidelity, trust, safety, and stability.
My areas of specialization are working with individuals/couples/relationships who are in the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced violence, such as sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family system-based violence, spiritual abuse, and community-based violence. I work with many different relationship structures from cisgender heterosexual monogamous couples and folx with more expansive relationship structures. My areas of specialization in working with relationship clients are high-conflict relationships, sexual dysfunction/dysregulation, infidelity, trust, safety, and stability.
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Cynthia J Bassuk
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
Are you trying to find more balance in your life? I can help! I specialize in working with adults who are trying to improve their relationships, navigate infidelity and women/couples who are experiencing infertility or alternative paths to build a family. I support clients who are navigating pregnancy and the stress of early parenthood. I also offer therapy to women who are interested in being a Single Mother by Choice. I provide a supportive environment where you can feel heard and seen in a nonjudgmental space.
Are you trying to find more balance in your life? I can help! I specialize in working with adults who are trying to improve their relationships, navigate infidelity and women/couples who are experiencing infertility or alternative paths to build a family. I support clients who are navigating pregnancy and the stress of early parenthood. I also offer therapy to women who are interested in being a Single Mother by Choice. I provide a supportive environment where you can feel heard and seen in a nonjudgmental space.
(773) 249-2921 View (773) 249-2921
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Wendy Malcolm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
Congratulations. You have taken the first big step for yourself and/or your relationship. The thought of therapy may feel a bit intimidating, but you won't know the difference it could make until you try. As a therapist with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling, I also help individuals, that may be struggling with anxiety, depression, infidelity, substance abuse, grief, divorce, and navigating a blended family. Together, we will set goals, acquire tools and develop coping mechanisms that will strengthen relationships, build confidence and uncover the true potential within each individual.
Congratulations. You have taken the first big step for yourself and/or your relationship. The thought of therapy may feel a bit intimidating, but you won't know the difference it could make until you try. As a therapist with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling, I also help individuals, that may be struggling with anxiety, depression, infidelity, substance abuse, grief, divorce, and navigating a blended family. Together, we will set goals, acquire tools and develop coping mechanisms that will strengthen relationships, build confidence and uncover the true potential within each individual.
(630) 454-9472 View (630) 454-9472
Infidelity Therapists

How does therapy for infidelity work?

A skilled infidelity therapist will provide a safe space for clients to communicate their feelings and concerns. The goal is to be completely honest about what led to the cheating and how it has affected the entire family to prevent it from recurring in the future. The therapist will help the clients work on rebuilding mutual trust and respect and developing better communication and conflict-resolution skills. If the goal is to remain a couple, clients will learn the “danger signs” for their specific relationship, and they will make a renewed commitment to be faithful.

How long does therapy for infidelity take?

Recovery from infidelity can take time, and it can vary from person to person. Generally, a therapist will want to see the clients at least once a week for around six months. Then the sessions can be arranged as needed, depending on the clients’ individual needs. While therapy may end or shift to an as-needed basis, it can take up to two years or more for some clients to fully recover from infidelity.

How does therapy help the partner who was cheated on?

When a client discovers their partner’s infidelity, their trust in the relationship and in the life they had together may be shattered. They often experience mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They don’t always want to stay in the relationship; they may feel ambivalent or may even want to leave. Therapy gives these clients a safe and healthy way to communicate all of their complicated emotions and concerns.

How does therapy help the partner who committed infidelity?

Infidelity often occurs when one or both partners’ emotional needs are not being met in the relationship. Therapy can help this client understand why they cheated and figure out how to address those unmet needs without resorting to infidelity in the future. This can lessen (but not entirely eliminate) the risk of repeated infidelity. Clients who cheat may also feel intense guilt about deceiving their partners, a sentiment that they can work through in therapy.