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Friday, February 27, 2009

Does an Extramarital Affair Automatically Lead to Divorce?

Many wives, and even husbands, "jump the gun" so to speak, and wonder what the outcome of their marriage will be if they find out that their "gut instinct" is true. If you suspect that your spouse may be cheating on you, your mind may naturally wander to the not-too-distant future, and the "what could be". However, before you let your mind and emotions take over, and take you into the unfounded world of which you are contemplating, you need to, first of all, verify that your spouse is, in fact, having an extramarital affair.

Identifying an unfaithful spouse

While painful, the first step in healing the wounds over an affair is verifying whether or not the affair is actually taking place. While there are dozens of different signs that your spouse may be exuding that point to them cheating on you -- unless you have proof, or a confession, there will always be that lingering doubt in the back of your mind.

Because the unfaithful today use the internet to aide them in their extramarital activities, online infidelity investigation services are the recommended method of either validating your suspicions, or putting them to rest for good.

Avoiding the pitfalls of false accusations

In some cases, the act of falsely accusing your spouse of cheating on you can cause irreparable harm to your relationship. In fact, these accusations may trigger the type of distrust and hurt that cheating on your spouse yourself may cause -- accusations can be extremely damaging. For this reason, before you confront your spouse about your suspicions -- you need to have undeniable proof that they are, in fact, having an extramarital affair.

How to heal from an extramarital affair

Once you have verified that your spouse has been cheating on you, or did cheat on you in the past -- you need to confront them and take an honest look at your feelings. It will take time -- yes. You may actually need to separate yourself from your spouse for a season, and maybe even your kids for a short period of time as well. Get away, sort your personal feelings about yourself out, identify what you really want, and then go back to discuss things with your spouse.

Now, there is no denying it -- sometimes marriages will not work out after an extramarital affair. However, more times than not, there are ways to keep a marriage together, and even make it even stronger than it was before.

While it is true that extramarital infidelity can wreak havoc on a relationship, and it certainly can cause walls to go up between couples when an extramarital affair has taken place -- an affair does not have to destroy a marriage.

Ed Opperman is the Pres of Opperman Investigations Inc and the chief investigator for If you need assistance with a Dating Service (Infidelity) Investigation please feel free to visit his web site.

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