chapter  18
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Treating Infi delity

Very few issues in couple therapy are as challenging and as emotionally laden as treating infi delity. When a couple presents this issue in therapy, it is almost always with considerable emotional turmoil. In fact, it is one of the most charged experiences in couple therapy and has the potential for tremendously destructive emotional, relational, familial, and fi nancial consequences. On the other hand, if the couple is committed to working together, an affair can be a turning point for an individual and a couple, offering the prospect of new growth, understanding, and commitment.