Q&A Is There a Difference between Long-Term and Short-Term Affairs?

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My husband had a very short affair, lasting 2 weeks. After two weeks, he gave a confession, without any suspicion from me. If he wanted, he could have continued doing what he was doing or ended it then, and I never would have known but he says he couldn’t live with what he had done and had to tell me. I feel that this was a remorseful confession and am glad I didn’t have to discover it myself. I feel that our story is a little different than most of those that I have read about. And I guess I feel luckier than most betrayed spouses, if somehow you can feel lucky in this situation, because of this. As this seems like he didn’t want to continue deceiving me. So my question is: Is there a difference in a person that has a short affair compared to a long term affair? What about a person that gives a confession vs someone who is found out? And do these things affect recovery time and trust?



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