Excerpt: “At some point or another, we are all tempted by the fruit of another. It’s an inevitable part of human nature, especially when curiosity, boredom or monotony gets the best of our hearts — and, ahem, our groins. That being said, if you commit infidelity in your long-term relationship and fess up to your wanderings, could your union actually be better off than it was before you strayed? According to several psychologists, the answer is a resounding: nope, not at all …. Before you move in the direction of your disloyal ambitions, consider the consequences it could have on not only the relationship you’ve built, but your confidence and the self-esteem of your partner. Here, we present a closer look at what cheating actually does to a couple: This vital bone of any couplehood is what glues you together, makes you feel comfortable, and encourages you to be vulnerable together. Without it, the love you once shared is severely endangered, says Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. “When trust gets significantly damaged, emotional and physical intimacy can become infrequent or non-existent, and a multitude of upsetting feelings such as anger, resentment, jealousy, insecurity, hurt, and/or sadness can cause disconnection,” she explains.”

Dr. Yvonne Thomas, A Relationship Therapist in Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read what Dr. Yvonne Thomas,  A Relationship Therapist in Los Angeles, has to say on askmen.com’s “Can Cheating Be Healthy For A Relationship?”