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Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring is a board certified clinical psychologist and nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness.  She’s had a private practice for more than 40 years in Connecticut, and is often a guest expert in the national media.  Dr. Spring has also authored several books, including today’s focus: After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful.  She and her husband have four sons and five grandchildren.

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“We are more aware of negative things that trigger our partner and more open to seeing from each other’s point of view. We learned how to listen to each other, relate to how the other is feeling, and understand what they are trying to communicate.”

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In this episode, Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring—board-certified clinical psychologist and author of After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful—discusses what it takes for couples to move on after an affair, including:

  1. What drives a person to be unfaithful?

Each affair is different but they all have earmarks, or commonalities, such as a partner feeling   unappreciated, unloved, overlooked, undervalued, etc.

  1. What happens to the “hurt partner” after an affair is revealed?

The hurt partner often feels crazy, as if she is losing her mind. She may also feel a loss of identity, a loss of self-respect, and a loss of faith.

  1. How can couples rebuild trust?

First, compile a list of the wounds. Second, get to the bottom of the why. Third, display concrete acts of trustworthiness rather than mere verbal reassurances.

  1. How can couples restore intimacy in the bedroom?

Some couples may experience renewed passion in the bedroom; others may feel as though intimacy has been utterly destroyed.


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