Does counseling help cheaters?
A therapist can help if the couple wishes to save the relationship, or if a person is hoping to heal and move forward. The therapist may call unhealthy relationship patterns into question. These could include codependency, emotional abuse, or repeated affairs. Therapists can help people who have been cheated on work through feelings of self-blame. A therapist can also help the person who participated in infidelity better understand themselves, their motivations and heal the trauma wound.