LoveBonds

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The Surprising Way Infidelity Makes Sense: An interview by Dini of Vigilantes Radio with Guest Terri DiMatteo, LPC

Infidelity is a relationship trauma that hurts. Affairs require lies and deception to occur. The paid and suffering in the aftermath lingers a lifetime. With all of that, is there anything about infidelity that 'makes sense'? Is there any logic to it? Relationship and couples counselor, Terri DiMatteo, LPC discusses the ways in which infidelity 'makes sense' with Dini of Vigilantes Radio on the "Inside The Biz" Series. Listen Now on Apple...

Helping Couples Cope After Infidelity: An Interview with Terri DiMatteo, LPC By Shane Birkel LMFT

Everyone knows someone who has been impacted by infidelity. It is such a prevalent reality in our society, yet there is still so much taboo and limited understanding in the way that we talk about it. There tends to be a lot of shame and judgement involved which can make it even more difficult for couples to work through it. In this interview with Terri DiMatteo we talk about how to help couples affected by infidelity and betrayal. We go into...

The Complex Challenges of “No Contact” With the Affair Partner

The first task in affair recovery is to fully and permanently conclude the relationship with the outside party or the affair-partner. Full affair recovery cannot truly take place while a spouse or committed partner remains in contact with the affair-partner. While this task can occur expediently, more often than not, it is usually a challenging process that often comes with some backsliding. This stage of affair recovery is a complex and highly...

WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN AFFAIR PARTNERS GO ‘NO CONTACT’?

Bill and Jayla have just entered marriage therapy after Jayla discovered Bill’s affair with Sarah. During their first session, the therapist tells them that part of affair recovery requires that Bill immediately enact a strict “no contact” with his affair-partner, Sarah. The counselor explains that marriage is for two people - not three - and that marital repair won’t begin until Bill fully concludes his relationship with Sarah....