Infidelity can shatter even the strongest relationship, leaving behind feelings of betrayal, guilt, and anger. Overcoming those feelings can be extremely difficult. But with the support of family, friends, a good therapist, and each other, it is possible to put the cloud of an affair behind you, and in some cases, emerge as a stronger unit. For others, an affair is too heavy a weight for a relationship to bear, and parting ways may be the only answer. But before heading for the door, there are steps that can be taken that might help you and your partner heal. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on infidelity, why someone might have an affair, how an affair can be overcome, and how to know when it's time to call it quits.
Emotional Affair: Is It Cheating?
Does emotional infidelity count as cheating? Psychologists say yes. And it can ruin your relationship.
How We Love Now
Long-distance relationships, office romances, and marriages arranged online are new items on the romance menu.
Peace After the Affair
Jerry Rogers had a dead-end job and a dull marriage. He could usually cope on the job, but not at home. 'After years of being with the same woman,' says Rogers (not his real name), 'the desire to have sex with another woman was overwhelming.' When the opportunity for an affair came along, he couldn't resist. 'The affair helped me escape,' Rogers says.
Standing by Her Man: Why?
Experts say emotions ranging from rage to humiliation affect the cheated-on spouse who decides to stay.