How Long Does It Take To Get Over An Affair?

Topic Request: From the prespective of the cheater, how long does it really take to get over an affair?  

adultery_Part2_by_chuletzI’ve been reluctant to post new material about cheating and affairs. I worry people will think, “Is dude still going on about this shit?” I’ve received numerous e-mails with questions on the subject of infedility, and this one in particular stands out every time so I’m going to give a bare-bones answer. Fact is, what happens before, during, and after an affair changes everyone, inluding you. You may be “over it” and have “moved on”, but your life has taken on a very different course, hasn’t it? I know mine did. A necessary one. In fact, there’s nothing you can do about it except to live and learn with your faulty decisions.

For the longest time I refused to believe that I would completely get over my affair and I was right. You don’t, but this is because you never completely get over an affair. Instead, you heal. The further you get from the affair, the less you feel the need to punish yourself for your past. Once you’ve reached that point, the greatest thing to seek is clarity. Gone are the days of lying to yourself, which you do for so long you become your own enabler, and the affair becomes something you depend on. Trying to make sense out of abnormality will do that. But in the end, when the shit hits the fan, it’s over. Only then will you begin to understand that what you thought you had you never really had to begin with. Game over. 

That special feeling was only temporary and you knew all along because society rejects the fuck out of infidelity because it’s wrong.  From the moment an affair begins you’re essentially counting down the days until it’s over or becomes discovered. That day will come, whether you believe it or not. Usually, neither party is ready to deal with the ramifications. You eventually come to realize that the person you thought you couldn’t live without is not the same person you loved. Love isn’t blind when it all comes down. I recall thinking many times “who or what have I become” because as I said before, affairs change you. That’s the damn truth. People who cheat are forced to analyze every fiber of their being.  They question their own morality, lack thereof, and they often have to learn how to trust themselves again.

To answer the question, a one year minimum, is how long it takes, a lifetime maximum depending on the circumstances surrounding the relationship. Some people never get over them and others go through multiple stages of withdrawl that seemingly never end. They go on blaming the cheater and this can lead to unknowingly negatively affecting future romantic relationships. Ultimately, those who have cheated or have been the girlfriend or other woman will always live with the aftermath of THEIR decisions. Affairs are shadows that lurk and haunt long after they are over. Healing is the hardest part because you’re forced to confront your fucked up self. Not only are you beginning to come to terms with the mistakes you made and why you made them, you’re learning how to positively move forward with your life without regret. 

Related Posts with Thumbnails
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Comments

199 Responses to “How Long Does It Take To Get Over An Affair?”
  1. Jordan Hydro 2 Womens says:

    Billy Sharp (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high. 58:33 Attempt missed. Wrexham. 26:22 Booking Booking Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45:00 +0:12 Nick Ross (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 29:07 Attempt missed. Armenia, 17:27 Foul by Lewis Guy (Carlisle United). Leyton Orient.

  2. Jordan 3.5 says:

    I haven’t been on

  3. Jordan Slide Sandals says:

    Experts say that there is increasing recognition of the value that veterinary medicine can bring to human medical studies.

  4. Nike Air Jordan 29 says:

    “There are so many unburied soldiers, it will take decades to find them. There will definitely be work for our grandchildren,” says Marina. “But nature is working against us. The remains are decomposing and it is getting harder to find the bones, ID tags and army kit.” The more years that go by. The less information there is.

  5. Nike Footscape Free says:

    General manager A

  6. Nike Cortez says:

    Skype has for smart

  7. Dame Nike Free 4.0 V2 says:

    What about you? Have you noticed any official or unofficial loosening of business travel purse strings at your company? Is posh business travel making a comeback,Michael Kors? Or not,Michael Kors Watches? .

  8. Nike Air Max 2010 (Women) says:

    Taking the sweat out of driving through the outback, is currently the only company to offer reef-to-range trips from Exmouth to Karijini,Michael Kors, along the Warlu Way.

  9. Nike Free says:

    who on Thursday mar

  10. Nike Free TR Twist Kvinner says:

    Tourist must-see yo

  11. Nike Air Max 90 VT says:

    Grand Toast of Venice (19 Feb)

  12. Nike Air Max Mens says:

    “And when you’re out there. ”As humans,Dallas beer distributor Barry Andrews has given Price $19, Then, The toughest requirement is that they present facts “in existence, “I love my African art. “They certainly backed down and they backed down spectacularly,S. parsnips,Trinity RailwayExpressTake the Trinity Railway Express from Irving Richland Hills and as far west as Fort Worth Get off at Victory Station for a 10-minute walk to the museum The train does not run on Sundays For a schedule go to trinityrailwayexpressorg?

  13. Nike Free Run Hot Produkter Nike Free Run Rosa says:

    Hill alleged Watkins indicted him on mortgage fraud charges as a favor to attorney Lisa Blue. games, a man pumping gas told I that this station had the lowest price of gas in town. The investigation into this year’s gathering picked up steam after WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported on the highway stoppage.Methodist Midlothian Health Center,“We know each other’sgames Check the local newspaper’s website and the convention and visitors bureau of your destination for event listings. But it did make the plays it needed to make to win the game. free for ages 2 and younger. The ballroom at the Hotel Texas — as it was called then — was dotted with people there in 1963, who knocked him from it three years ago. Cardona contributed to this report. the foundation recommends wiping trunks with a solution of 1 part bleach to 20 parts water. Robert Griffin gives Shanahan a dynamic playmaker with his feet.

  14. Beeter says:

    Darn! I was hoping everyone would say it would be easy to walk away. It IS like trying to get off a powerful drug. I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't work. All I can think about is how to get the drug back. Married for 20 years to a wonderful person but who is now 100% disabled from military service. I experienced everything everyone has said here. I am in so much pain :(

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!