4. Infidelity

Infidelity is one of the most destructive events that can take place in a relationship. Recovering from infidelity involves intense feelings of pain and loss. Trust has been broken, self esteem has been shattered – guilt, grief, and despair often take center stage. The good news, however, is that the majority of marriages not only overcome the horrific event, but therapists have noticed that many marriages actually get stronger and more intimate after couples therapy. Couples therapy is a very important component of surviving infidelity and rebuilding a marriage. It involves many stages of healing and rebuilding.