Dr Oz: Can Marriage Survive Infidelity?
“For better or worse” are vows that most married couples take and hold dear, but what if you’re a couple facing infidelity? One in four couples will have to deal with in their own marriage. Would you be able to overcome it if it happened in your own marriage?
Sandy claims she’s willing to forgive to Marion’s cheating but is struggling to forget. They have been married for three years and have a 3-year-old son. Six months into their marriage, Sandy discovered that Marion was having an affair with a family friend and was heartbroken. Marion felt guilty, knowing he had betrayed her, his son and his family.
Sandy admitted that she felt hopeless and Marion thought their marriage was over. After about a year, Sandy began to forgive Marion and move forward in their marriage. The counseling helped them a lot and made Marion “root himself within his marriage” but Sandy continues to fight negative thoughts about herself, her marriage, and her husband. “What does she have that I didn’t have?”
Marion explained that he hates when his wife questions herself because he made a mistake and wants to put it all behind them so they can move forward.
Dr Oz: Devon Franklin On Cheating & Infidelity
Motivational speaker and preacher Devon Franklin joined Dr Oz and first stated that infidelity happens in more marriages than people would like to admit. There are different levels of infidelity, so there’s a different process of how to handle it depending on the severity of it. However, Devon believes that when you fall in love with someone and care about someone, even when you find yourself in a devastating situation, there is still desire to want to make the marriage work.
So many people believe that if you truly love your partner, you’ll be faithful, but Devon argues that’s not necessarily true. There’s no justification for cheating, he explained, however, people cheat for either emotional or physical reasons. Perhaps the person isn’t feeling emotionally validated in their marriage. Or they could lack the discipline necessary to say no to lust.
But is it possible to develop a happy relationship, despite the infidelity? Check out the next article to find out what Devon Franklin had to say.