08 Nov Surviving Infidelity: 5 Steps to Emotional Recovery
Infidelity is a word that seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue or lurking somewhere in the back of their mind. In a recent post on the Dr. Oz blog I discuss what to do if you are impacted by infidelity.
So what can you do if you discover you’re involved with a cheater? How do you reclaim your life, your dignity and your self worth? In short, how do you recover? By following these five steps, you’ll be able to reclaim your equilibrium and move forward with your life:
1. Accept the truth
2. Speak the truth
3. Breathe through the truth
4. Process the truth
5. Create a plan based on the truth
While infidelity is devastating, it does not need to ruin you. It may fill you with crushing pain, but this pain will subside. It may fill you with negative thoughts about yourself, but these thoughts do not define you and should not determine the course of your life.
Above all else, know you’re not alone. There are millions of other men and women who have gone through this and have moved beyond their pain. They learned how to love again by learning to accept and nurture themselves.
For more detail on the 5 steps, check out the complete Dr. Oz post.