Rick Reynolds, LCSW
by Rick Reynolds, LCSW
Founder & President, Affair Recovery

The Truth about Trust

In a recent survey of betrayed spouses, conducted by the Affair Recovery, the concept of trust and how to recapture that scarce commodity was by far the most-asked question. In fact, the issue of trust was raised almost twice as much as any other question or issue. Why is that? Infidelity has a profound impact on unsuspecting mates. Not only does it destroy the essence of their reality, but it also shatters all they hold dear. As human beings, we need others in our lives. Contrary to many cu…
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Great information here

Great information here Rick! And my wife and I have found all of this to be true. This takes time. And it takes work and commitment. In spite of all of the pain through it all we have now found deeper levels of honesty and intimacy which has led to renewed trust. Thanks! P.S. Do you have this article in pdf? I'd like to be able to share it with others.


My husband fell into category number one denying an emotional entanglement denying lies he told denying deceptive Behavior he carried out and he did it for three years. I can't even begin to try to assess the damage that has been done in that three years. He started waking up 2 what he had done about 3 or 4 months ago. Right now I just feel like I want nothing to do with him even though he is trying his hardest and his best. After three years of denial blame-shifting criticism verbal abuse and refusing to listen to the pain he put me through my feeling is of very little hope and when I read that the advice for people who find themselves with a mate that falls into category number one listed above is to run from that person no matter what progress we may have made in the last 3 or 4 months I am now returning to the feeling that I should go on and run now anyway even though I have seen a change.

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