After the Affair
Finding out your partner has had an affair can feel like the ultimate betrayal and learning to trust again is difficult and painful. "After the Affair" takes a frank look at the reasons why people have affairs and the devastating effects they may have - this edition covers how the internet has grown hugely; websites such as Facebook have mushroomed; and mobile phones have become ubiquitous.
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Thousands of people come to Relate every year for help with their relationships. We help all sorts of people in all sorts of situations, and we can help you, whether you’re in a new relationship, in a long-term relationship, or not currently in a relationship at all. We help with large relationship threatening problems to issues that just make things a little less than perfect. Even if things are going perfectly for you, we can help keep things that way.
Here’s how we can help.
You can talk things over with one of our counsellors about your relationships past, present or future, how your family is affected by your relationship, how you can improve your relationship, how you can manage a separation constructively or how you can get over a break up. You can talk to a counsellor face to face, by phone or online. For more see main Relationship Counselling section.
If your family life is having an effect on your relationship, Relate Family Counselling can help.
Sometimes, our sex lives can affect our whole relationship. If you’re having problems in your sex life, one of our sex therapists can help.
Mental health and your relationship
Mental health problems can have a big impact on your relationship. Relate Counsellor Annie Wimbush shares her tips on coping with mental health as a couple.
Courses and workshops
Relate offers a range of courses and workshops to help you in your relationship. Whether you’re coping with a divorce, having a baby or looking to take that next step, we may have a course for you.
Two courses offered by Marriage Care can help you build confidence for a long and happy life together:
Relate offers several courses for couples.
I've discovered my partner is having an affair, what do I do?
Finding out that your partner has had an affair feels like the end of the world. Here is some advice on how to talk and what not to ask...
- BBC Health
- British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy
- Family Doctor books
- Money Advice Service
- National Autistic Society
- One Plus One
- Relationships Scotland
- Sorting out separation web app
- StepChange Debt Charity
- UK Council for Psychotherapists
- Women’s Aid
- WPF Counselling & Psychotherapy
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