What Is Cheating? Couples Counselling Sydney, Central Coast and Online

What is cheating? Counselling for infidelity, affairs Sydney.

Cheating within the context of an intimate relationship is often a topic for debate and dispute. We hear about this in the tabloids when prominent political figures or celebrities get caught doing things they really shouldn't be doing with people who are not their partners.

This also means different things to different couples and is ultimately up to each couple to decide what cheating means in the context of their relationship.

Some couples agree to engage in swinging or partner swapping and that is deemed as OK as long as no one becomes emotionally involved.

I have had enough couples seeking counselling for this situation to be able to say.....it probably won't work given enough time.

So what may be deemed to be cheating?

Genevieve Gannon reports in an article in smh.com.au on August 7, 2012, Natural Born Cheaters:

"The idea that a liaison outside marriage is harmless - even healthy - has become so widely accepted there's a website devoted to facilitating adulterous liaisons.

In Australia alone, more than 400,000 people are actively seeking affairs online. They are paid-up members of an infidelity dating website."

Unfortunately some people attempt an affair, on or offline as a last resort to saving their marriage. Early marriage counselling or relationship counselling has a far greater chance of success!

What are the usual consequences of cheating?

Recovery After an Affair or Infidelity

Recovering from an affair can be an incredibly challenging and painful process. Infidelity can shatter trust, destroy relationships, and leave both partners feeling hurt, angry, and confused. However, with time, effort, and a commitment to healing, it is possible for couples to overcome the damage caused by an affair and rebuild their relationship.

Steps to Recovery

What are the chances of recovery after cheating?

Why Do Happy Couples Cheat?

Published on May 21, 2015

"Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

Source: Ted Talks