Recovering from an affair is not an easy feat, and it is often difficult to do it alone. This is where affair recovery counseling comes in. Working with a counselor who specializes in this area can provide a safe space to explore and process complex emotions surrounding the affair, both on an individual and couples level. It can equip you with essential tools and resources that will facilitate healing, communication and trust-building. Ultimately, going through the counseling process can allow you to address underlying issues that may have contributed to the affair and move forward towards a healthier and stronger relationship. So if you're serious about rebuilding and re-establishing your relationship, then why not consider counseling to help you get there?
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Get the help you need for a thriving marriage and family at Samaritans Well. Our approach to couples counseling starts by convening with both partners, although we may meet with one spouse individually to begin discussing the identified issues.
During the initial session, we delve into the history of the marriage and the individual histories of each spouse. We want to understand the problems at hand, the highs and lows of the relationship, and the strengths and challenges. It's crucial for us to evaluate the level of communication, any resentments or unforgiveness present, and any trust issues affecting the marriage.
At the core of a successful marriage is a strong and evolving friendship. We assess the strength and growth of each couple's bond, which becomes part of their unique history and current situation.
Additionally, the first session involves an evaluation of communication issues. Effective communication requires being attentive listeners and thoughtful speakers. However, we often find that harmful behaviors such as criticism and contempt are damaging relationships. We emphasize the importance of offering constructive feedback and expressing concerns with kindness and commendation. Communication is an ongoing focus throughout the counseling process.
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Are you struggling with conflict in your marriage? Whether it's ongoing disagreements or a crisis like infidelity, we understand the challenges you're facing.
When it comes to adultery or affairs, we have a specific approach that has proven to be effective. Our process begins with listening to your story and confession, allowing you to express your feelings and provide important context. We then ask the person involved in the affair to write a disclosure of their sexual history, which will be shared with both the counselor and your spouse. In a comprehensive session, we review this disclosure and may even use a polygraph to verify the truthfulness of its contents.
Rebuilding trust after an affair takes time, patience, and hard work from all parties involved. It involves developing a support system, both from existing relationships and potentially new ones. Forgiveness is a choice that can be made once we acknowledge the pain and anger caused by the affair. However, trust can only be rebuilt through consistent, right behavior over time. Our experience has shown that trust is not easily regained, especially if there have been past instances of similar behavior. It's important to address this challenge alongside the current pain.
At Samaritan's Well, we're here to guide you through the recovery process and help you rebuild your marriage. Let us support you in moving towards forgiveness and rebuilding a strong foundation of trust.
Discover the key to overcoming relationship struggles: Negative Sentiment Override. Instead of believing in the power of love, couples can develop a negative perception of each other's communication. In couples counseling, we delve into the emotional and spiritual factors that contribute to this. By turning things around, and extending forgiveness and grace, we create a positive sentiment override that forms the foundation of counseling.
When couples walk into our office, they often carry the weight of distress, bitterness, and trauma. Our priority is to listen to your story, hear both sides and develop a preliminary strategy in the first session.
In addition, we offer individual sessions to explore each spouse's unique needs and provide guidance for both as a couple and as individuals. By addressing marriage and individual issues, we can truly help you overcome interconnected challenges.
Unlike many counselors, we specialize in marriage therapy, combining experience and a clear process. We incorporate prayer and scripture into our sessions, if desired by the couples.
Homework assignments are tailored to supplement the topics covered in each session. Whether it's developing communication skills, rebuilding friendship, or fostering forgiveness, we create a customized plan to meet your specific needs.
Trust that God will guide you to the right place for your marriage needs. Let us be your guiding light on this journey.
Samaritan's Well Marriage Counseling
1212 East Arapaho Road, Ste 244, Richardson, Texas 75081, United States
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We offer counseling in the state of Texas.