For a marriage to fully get past adultery, the unfaithful half of the couple cannot maintain a "friendship" with the former lover.
No matter what he or she says about the innocence of such a relationship, "nothing good can come out of it," notes Kaye.
There is a lot of sh*t we put up with because the pain certain relationships bring us is less intimidating than the pain of letting go of the person you love.
There's nothing wrong with admitting a relationship has run its course.
There are many areas of compromise in a marriage, such as who is responsible for dealing with the finances, where you should spend the holidays, or how to handle family issues.
But if one of you is absolutely sure you want a child and the other categorically refuses, you're in trouble.
"You can't go anywhere like that." A good rule of thumb: If it's been a year with no progress, it may be time to call it quits..
You can start to lose yourself and forget to make yourself and your happiness a priority.
Here are the seven signs he's only dating you for your money, not your personality.
So how do you know if a man is after you or your wallet?
What's worse, they manage to put the blame for their philandering and untrustworthiness on you, usually for being too jealous or controlling.
After the kind of affair a couple can recover from, "there are regrets, apologies, and a promise to put an end to it and seek counseling." Not so with the serial cheater: that's a problem you can't fix, and likely spells the end of your marriage.