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Learning that your partner has been unfaithful is emotionally crushing.
It’s seemingly impossible to know what you’re supposed to do once you’ve come to your heartbreaking revelation.
Just know that you aren’t alone. And that we’re here to offer some helpful tips on how to cope once you’ve learned that your partner has been unfaithful.
Let it all sink in. Accept that you’ll be sad.
It’s a common mistake for people to hide their emotions behind thinly veiled stoicism. Really, you’d just be bottling everything up. Just remember, it’s okay to be sad. And it may take a few moments for the gravity of the situation to set in.
Furthermore, it’s okay to be angry. But it’s better to be angry in a productive way. Meaning, instead of doing something like self-medicating through alcohol or recreational drugs, find a pillow and screech into it with all your might.
Talk it out.
When your emotions have subsided enough to be in the same room as your partner, it’s time to talk.
If you wish to work things out, it’s crucial to establish a back-and-forth with your partner. You’ll gain an understanding of how things went wrong. Conversely, if you wish to end the relationship, starting an open dialogue about what happened will offer closure.
Note that while you may want to do a lot of the talking, you’ll need to listen. Getting your partner’s side of the story is key to understanding and healing.
Assess the weight of the situation.
Infidelity must be handled with great delicacy because the situation can go off the rails given combustible nature of the emotions involved.
First and foremost, ensure that it’s safe to be around your partner. Decide whether you need to arrange for somewhere else to stay. Stability is a must during this time, and a safe space to rest your bones can go a long way in helping you get back on your feet.
Find someone else to talk to.
You may need some time to register your partner’s infidelity. But once the shock has worn off, it’s time to talk to somebody.
Start with your best friend, who’ll see everything from your side and offer an empathetic shoulder on which to cry.
Afterward, we strongly suggest seeking help such as online life coaching. Learning your partner has been unfaithful is incredibly traumatic and requires the delicate touch of an Expert.