Love, Secrets, Cybersex, Infidelity, Addiction – and Forgiveness?
What constitutes an affair – intercourse? Instant messaging? What makes cyber-relationships particularly seductive? Is there room for secrets in couples therapy and, if so, how can therapists create a safe place for each partner’s rigorous honesty and self-scrutiny? When is cybersex a sign of sexual addiction? How can therapists help hurt partners absorb the trauma of infidelity? How can therapists help unfaithful partners take responsibility for the damage they caused and earn forgiveness? How can we help partners decipher the meaning of an affair in ways that shed light on their vulnerabilities and longings? How can this meaning be used to grow the relationship? What concrete exercises help couples rekindle trust and erotic intimacy after an affair?
Case examples and concrete exercises will bring these concepts to life.
- April 21, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm