Q&A How Do I Handle Running into the Affair Partner Now That the Affair Is Over?

To watch the video please purchase a subscription to the Recovery Library.
To watch the video, please purchase a subscription to the Recovery Library.
Gain unlimited access to over 1,800 articles and expert Q&A videos.
Already a Recovery Library member? Log in to listen to the full recording.

Question: 

We're still in recovery. The AP actually lives in the neighborhood and we have mutual friends. I met her during the affair twice - once in the early stages and again shortly before my husband broke off contact. How do I handle it if we run into each other in public? What if we are all unknowingly invited to the same social gathering?

Sections: 

RL_Category: 

RL_Media Type: 

Missed opportunity- how do I cope

Thank you for answering this question. I had reoccurring nightmares I would run into the AP at the grocery store and express this to my husband. Months after bringing this up in counseling, we did run into the AP in the parking lot of the grocery store, and my husband panicked and we ran. How can I move beyond the missed opportunity? I am struggling with wanting to have a second opportunity to be displayed as more important and not allow her to have power over my life.