ERIC Number: EJ944536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Emotional Processes Following Disclosure of an Extramarital Affair
Olson, Michael M.; Russell, Candyce S.; Higgins-Kessler, Mindi; Miller, Richard B.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v28 n4 p423-434 Oct 2002
In-depth interviews with individuals who had experienced marital infidelity revealed a three-stage process following disclosure of an affair. The process starts with an "emotional roller coaster" and moves through a "moratorium" before efforts at trust building are recognized. Implications for the literature on forgiveness and the process of change in couples therapy are discussed as well as implications for future research and for practice.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Marriage Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Emotional Response, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Interviews, Marital Instability, Intimacy, Trust (Psychology), Outcomes of Treatment
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