Infidelity and emotional state

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2016 | Divorce

A person’s emotional state can have all sorts of impacts on them. This is an important thing for individuals to remember when going through emotionally trying times.

One thing that can be very emotionally traumatic for an individual is experiencing infidelity from their spouse. Being cheated on can leave a person experiencing anxiety, self-esteem issues, confidence issues, PTSD-like symptoms and other emotional challenges. 

An important thing to note about the emotional trauma caused by infidelity is that it can take a great deal of time to heal from. Another thing to note is that the emotions stemming from being cheated on don’t follow one predictable path, they can shift considerably over the course of time. 

There are many big decisions a person makes after finding out their spouse committed infidelity. One is the decision of whether to try to keep the marriage going or to pursue a divorce. When making this decision and other big decisions following discovering infidelity, it is important for a person to be aware of what their emotional state is (and how it could be impacting their thinking) and to focus on what would be best for them in the long-term, as these decisions can have major life implications.

Of course, once a person makes the “stay or divorce” divorce decision after discovering they have been cheated on by their spouse, it certainly isn’t an end to the big decisions they will have to make. For example, if they decide to get a divorce, there will be a variety of significant decisions that will come before them during the divorce process. Divorce lawyers can assist divorcing individuals with having accurate information regarding their situation and potential implications when making these key decisions.

Source: The Huffington Post, “7 Things You Should Know After Infidelity and Before Deciding What to Do,” Moshe Ratson, March 8, 2016