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Sexual Health RETREaTS: Can A Relationship Recover After Infidelity?

In the complex landscape of relationships, infidelity can inflict profound wounds, challenging the very foundation of trust and intimacy. Yet, amidst the turmoil, some couples seek solace in the possibility of healing through sexual health retreats. In this article, we embark on an exploration of whether a relationship can indeed recover after infidelity, delving into the effectiveness and nuances of these retreats as potential avenues for reconciliation and renewal.

Infidelity statistics

Infidelity is common in the U.S., occurring during romantic relationships 30 to 40 percent of the time and at least once in 18 to 20 percent of marriages.  According to research, the female infidelity rate has increased by 40% in the last 20 years. And those are only the numbers that are reported. Historically, infidelity has been more accepted for males than females. 

Once a commitment has been made, having an affair constitutes a violation of the exclusivity of the relationship and typically involves secrecy and betrayal. Some people consider emotional infidelity that doesn’t include sex, such as falling in love with someone else infidelity. Experiencing both sexual and emotional infidelity can be more threatening for men and women. 

monogamy In Nature

In the animal kingdom, the few species that practice monogamy do so to propagate their species. That may have been truer for humans in the past than it is in the modern world. Since women carry the child, the father had to trust the child was his when she became pregnant. DNA testing eliminated that concern. Today, women are not so reliant on men to provide for the family, are more independent, and have more opportunities, such as in the workplace, to engage in affairs. 

The consequences of infidelity can be dramatic, no matter the partner’s sexual orientation. It is the most common reason people end a relationship. Unfaithfulness can leave you feeling betrayed and deceived. It can rip families apart, devalue the partner, and lead to adjustment disorders, suicide, health issues, depression, and lowered self-esteem. The response often involves anger, resentment, jealousy, anxiety, and humiliation. It can trigger rage, aggressive behavior, and domestic violence. Trust issues and fears of abandonment can develop and hamper future relationships. 

recovering from infidelity

If a couple decides to work through the aftermath of an affair, looking at potential causes and solutions is essential. Factors that often lead to infidelity are high conflict, poor communication, and low satisfaction. According to research, women tend to need an emotional connection to maintain a sexual relationship and are often unfaithful due to feeling lonely. In contrast, men are more inclined to think that the sexual act gives them the emotional connection they need and are often driven more by lust. 

If both partners are willing to do the work, it is possible to salvage a relationship. Take an honest look at each party's role. Take responsibility where appropriate. Ignore those who might shame you for staying. Make necessary changes, such as sharing adventures. Find support. Take time to heal. Personal growth can come after an unfaithful act. 

Whether you stay or leave your partner is a personal choice. Focus on yourself and figure out what makes you happy. Meditation and hypnosis can help you see the experience from a larger perspective so you make a beneficial choice. You can discover your boundaries and what you want as you evaluate your relationship. Indulge in self-care and remember that things will get better if you make an effort. 

Sexual health retreats

Best Life-ing's loving team can support you through this difficult time. Suppose you and your partner decide to stay together. Best Life-ing, in conjunction with the biostation, offers sexual health retreats at their health and spa resort in Miami, Florida, where couples create deeper intimacy and revive their passion. 

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