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It may appear that healing after your partner has had an emotional affair is impossible. You are deeply hurt by this and are struggling to make sense of it all. You're at a loss for what to do with all of your rage, frustration, and sadness. Throughout this process, remember to practise self-love. Here's how to recover from an emotional affair with your partner.

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Don't get caught up in a cycle of self-blame

Self-blame is one of the reasons you may be struggling. Yes, it takes two to connect, but this wasn't entirely your fault. Understand that a lot is underlying an affair to uncover in a relationship. This will take some time, but knowing that it is a necessary part of the process and not viewing it as a one-person problem will help you get through it.

Understand that to heal, you must first feel

People often believe that they can simply move on after an affair, whether physical or emotional. This only aggravates the situation. There is no getting around the fact that this happened. We understand how difficult it is to confront the events that led to this situation in the first place. It means you must sit with all of your emotions and dig deep. Nothing beats digging deep and discovering internal resolve for yourself and your relationship.

Invest in the Relationship while allowing it to take time

Although it may be the last thing on your mind, you must prioritise the relationship and its development. This entails listening to your partner and understanding their needs and desires. This also includes investigating why they strayed in the first place, as well as what they crave in the relationship. When we learn to hear and understand our partners, it allows them to hear and understand us.

Surround Yourself with Friends

Getting an outside perspective can be beneficial at times. Whether or not you feel comfortable discussing the issues with your friends, social connection is essential during this time. A strong support system is essential for growth and healing.

Infidelity can occur in both happy and troubled relationships. But you have to love yourself during the healing process.

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