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Affair Recovery

Betrayal from an affair can be devastating. Whether you are the betrayed partner or the involved partner, Dr. Bisignano can help. Research shows that couples can experience restoration and healing from an affair. Dr. Bisignano offers a safe environment where couples can process what has happened, holding hope that those going through the emotional aftermath of an affair can get through it.

Several types of affairs exist:

Emotional Affairs

An emotional affair is when boundaries have been crossed with your feelings for another person, an emotional attachment is formed, or a deep friendship is established with someone other than your partner. An emotional affair can be all consuming leading to obsessive thoughts, fantasies or sexual desires about the other person. If left unchecked, emotional affairs can lead to physical affairs.

Physical Affairs

A physical affair is when you cross physical boundaries with another person that are inappropriate. Physical affairs can range from being as subtle as kissing to all-consuming sexual encounters. They can take place one time, several times or can be ongoing or long-term.

Emotional and Physical Affairs

Sometimes people experience both emotional and physical affairs that lead to betrayal. What often begins as an innocent friendship can turn into an unintentional betrayal. Bringing with it deep pain, sorrow, shame, guilt, distrust, hypervigilance, symptoms of PTSD, and a host of other confusing feelings and emotions.

What to expect:

Dr. Bisignano will begin by scheduling a therapy session with you and your spouse to understand what is currently going on. She will ask questions and want to learn about the story of your relationship. One important question she will ask: Is the affair over? If it is over and both people want to move forward with couple’s therapy, she will schedule the next sessions.

She will meet individually with each of you one to two times.

Dr. Bisignano is trained in science-based couple’s therapy. She uses a systematic strategy for helping couples heal and understand what happened in their relationship. Couples learn to lean in and ask questions in non-critical or defensive ways. This therapeutic process helps couples gain clarity, understanding and context for what has occurred. Couples in this type of therapy learn to attune and attach to their partner in healthier ways. Couples in affair recovery often report emerging with more intimate bonds being created and stronger relationships.

Whatever type of affair you may be struggling with, Dr. Bisignano offers help, healing, and hope that you can get through it. If you would like to find out if Dr. Bisignano is the right psychologist for you call her today and set up a complimentary phone consultation.

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