Dear reader,
When we hear the word “infidelity,” many of us picture sexual infidelity–an affair with a coworker, a one-night stand, or an ensemble of flirty texts.
But did you know there’s more than one kind? 🤔
My friend Lisa Brateman, psychotherapist and relationship specialist, explains that betrayal can take many forms. Sexual, financial, emotional…you name it. Each kind of infidelity has the power to hurt or destroy a relationship.
It all boils down to secrets. It’s one thing if you want to keep your financial life separate and have discussed it with your partner. It’s another if you start collecting money in secret accounts over 10 or 15 years because your parents warned you about the possibility of divorce. You might feel like you’re protecting yourself, but by protecting yourself, you’re actually hurting your relationship.
Or maybe you’re going through a rough patch in your marriage, but your work “husband” or “wife” sees you, appreciates you, and gives you a metaphorical shoulder to lean on. Emotional infidelity can be just as damaging and eventually lead to blurred boundaries and physical cheating.
Lisa wants people to know about the different types of infidelity so they can understand it’s not just about the act, but the hundreds of lies told to protect the act. She created a workbook titled “The Courage to Walk Away” to help people move on after infidelity and empower themselves for the future.
On last week’s episode of the Ask a Matchmaker podcast we discuss:
🚩 Whether you can spot the red flags of financial infidelity ahead of time
❤️‍🩹 How you can heal after divorce
❌ If the phrase, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” is really true.
Don’t miss this episode! Listen on YouTubeApple, or SpotifyComment, like, subscribe, and tell us something you learned. To learn more about Lisa Brateman and her books, visit her website.
🤳 Post of the Week
Are people waiting longer to have sex?
Rebel Wilson revealed she didn’t lose her virginity until she was 35. I was invited on CBS Mornings to share my thoughts about why more and more people might be delaying intimacy!
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Maria Avgitidis