Dr. Squyres Groubert encountered a case involving an affair, a common issue that can severely strain relationships. While specific reasons may vary from couple to couple, there are general matters that need to be identified and addressed when dealing with affairs. One important distinction to make is between individuals who engage in serial affairs and those who only had one affair.
Partners with a history of serial affairs can be difficult to change, as some may consider multiple affairs to be acceptable and believe their spouses should accept them. In such cases, a betrayed spouse often seeks individual therapy to cope with a partner who is unwilling to change. However, there are cases in which a couple attends therapy because the partner who had serial affairs does want to change.