Men’s and Women’s Groups Help Deal with Infidelity

by | May 25, 2012 | Health And Fitness

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Group therapy in Coral Springs is an excellent way for men and women to address personal life issues while learning how to support and have the support of others who are going through similar kinds of circumstances. The mutual engagement that men experience in group therapy in Coral Springs is not found in hardly any other kind of quarter, and women are provided a safe context, as well, to overcome a multitude of issues and concerns. There are a number of different kinds of men’s groups and women’s groups that form depending on the types of needs that arise, but in the last 20 years they have proven to have a high rate of success in helping individuals deal with serious issues, including the pain of separation and divorce.

One useful form of group therapy in Coral Springs that is used by many couples who are engaged in the painful process of divorce due to infidelity is a group formed to address that specific dynamic. Tracey Rubenstein, a South Florida licensed social worker and counselor defined infidelity simply as “having a secret,” which truly cuts to the heart of the matter. The most painful aspect for many people whose spouses have cheated on them is not necessarily the physical reality, but the fact that the spouse completely deceived them, lied to them, pretended nothing was happening, and was all the while engaged in an illicit betrayal, whether physical or emotional.

Given that definition, infidelity might also encompass behaviors such as an addiction to Internet pornography or other sexual pathologies. A spouse may rightly begin to question everything about the relationship after a betrayal, and it is not at all uncommon to think that if lies were told about this betrayal, what other unknown lies and betrayals might exist that haven’t come to light yet? Trust is completely destroyed and the entire relationship permanently threatened. Group therapy in Coral Springs both for those who have sexual addictions, or who have committed infidelity, as well as for their spouses can provide tremendous assistance in dealing with the grief, anger, and confusion of being betrayed.

Not everyone chooses to leave a marriage when infidelity occurs. Some decide to stay together and work it out, and several have success and remain married, rebuilding the relationship, discovering new ways to communicate and relate to each other, and slowly re-establishing trust. Others, of course, choose divorce. Whatever the situation may be, however, group therapy allows for a diverse number of people to support each other in a safe, clinical but comfortable, personal setting, as directed by a qualified family health professional.

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