LoveBonds

Attachment. Betrayal. Repair.

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....