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How To Cope After Infidelity

BY ANNA-MEGAN RALEY, CBS Houston
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During the month of July, we are learning about life after a hard breakup. It’s not a happy topic, but learning how to cope can be beneficial. In this piece, the topic focuses more on those breakups or divorces that are a result of infidelity.

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Psychotherapist and author MaryJo Rapini says recovering after being cheated on is especially difficult because the faithful partner is rejected on the most intimate level. Hope, however, does triumph as do some positive statistics and results.

Related: The Hardest Part Of A Breakup

Rapini, who practices in Houston, says that approximately two-third of her clients, who are coping after an infidelity, stay together. They seek therapy and get down to the root of the problem. She says that the “once a cheater, always a cheater” logic isn’t always correct.

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In this video, Rapini and I discuss how people recover after losing a relationship because of infidelity.

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