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Can a marriage survive a 10 year affair?

Can a marriage survive a 10 year affair?

Some marriages survive a one-time, or maybe even a short-term affair, especially during a long marriage. But most marriages do not survive ongoing infidelity of any kind. If your spouse is not willing to stop behaviors that are destructive to you and to your family, your marriage will not survive.

Can an affair last 10 years?

An affair is commonly referred to as an intense emotional and romantic relationship with someone other than your partner or spouse. On a general note, most affairs do not last for a long period (though there are exceptions to this) and usually happen between two people who are not maritally committed to each other.

How do you end a 10 year affair?

10 Steps to Ending the Affair

  1. Face the destruction, damage and pain of cheating.
  2. Decide why you want to end the affair.
  3. Be firm about ending the affair.
  4. Give yourself time to say goodbye.
  5. Allow others to react honestly.
  6. Speak with honesty – and with wisdom.
  7. Expect the breakup to hurt – but you know that you will heal.

Why is it so hard to end an affair?

First, affairs are often a replication waiting to happen. And second, affairs are often forged with the same magnetic power that a marriage is, often rendering the affair as hard to break as a marriage. Thus, ending an affair, especially if it is long-term, may resemble a divorce.

Is it possible to have a long-term affair?

As if a “moment of indiscretion” or “lapse in judgment” isn’t bad enough, long-term infidelity is a scourge that can’t be ignored. While about 50% of affairs last between one month and one year, the long-term affair lasts 15 months or more. About 30% of affairs last two years or more. Not a number easily overlooked.

Why does a man have a long-term affair?

Lifelong extramarital affairs usually happen between two people when they are already married. They are willing to continue in the affair for so long because they both have families and do not want to disrupt their family life. So love is often sacrificed for the family.

Can an affair last years?

While about 50% of affairs last between one month and one year, the long-term affair lasts 15 months or more. About 30% of affairs last two years or more. And over 60% of affairs begin in the workplace. Don’t be fooled into thinking that all those who stray are unhappy on the homefront.

Why did I have an affair for 10 years?

The only problem is that for the past 10 years I’ve been hiding a terrible secret. When our kids were younger and life was tough, I had an affair with a woman from work. I’m not proud of what I did but it was a brief fling and seemed harmless at the time. The woman moved away and I moved on with my life.

Is it true that my husband is having an affair?

After 17 years of marriage, they still had sex regularly. But earlier last year, things suddenly changed. Her formerly attentive husband started going on more business trips and, when home, was becoming emotionally distant and spending more time texting. She suspected he was having an affair and confronted him repeatedly.

How long has my wife and I been together?

QUESTION: My wife and I have been together for 25 years and on the whole we’ve been happy. The only problem is that for the past 10 years I’ve been hiding a terrible secret. When our kids were younger and life was tough, I had an affair with a woman from work. I’m not proud of what I did but it was a brief fling and seemed harmless at the time.

How is my wife recovering from her affair?

Thankfully, my wife has recovered from her depression and our marriage is better than ever. Ten months is not that long – give yourselves more time to save your marriage.

Is it true that my wife had an affair 40 years ago?

A husband found out 40 years ago his wife cheated on him. Dear Abby: My wife and I are in our 60s and have been married more than 40 years. It hasn’t always been great, but we’ve made it. Recently, while going through some old boxes in the basement, I ran across her diary and discovered that she had an affair while we were engaged.

Thankfully, my wife has recovered from her depression and our marriage is better than ever. Ten months is not that long – give yourselves more time to save your marriage.

Is it possible to survive a long term affair?

Long term affairs often have a stable nature, but that does not mean that they are harmless or do minimal damage. They are every bit as destructive as temporary affairs. An affair does not have to mean the end of your marriage. Even the damage from long term affairs can be overcome.This is why I created the video “Dealing with Affair Trauma” .

What was the impact of my Wife’s Affair?

The next three years were difficult though, and I frequently alluded to the impact her actions had had on me. Regrettably, I had a “revenge” fling, which led to my wife becoming depressed. It was probably only our Christian faith and the children that kept us together at that stage.