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April 2, 2021

How to Forgive Yourself After You’ve Cheated

Episode 207

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A listener shares their story and feelings after having had cheated on their long-term partner. They ask for help managing the guilt and shame and Jess & Brandon weigh in on the topic with a discussion of:

  • Whether or not to tell your partner about an affair
  • Why talking about cheating can be helpful in all relationships
  • How to talk about affairs in the hypothetical to improve understanding in relationships
  • How the language of confession can feel burdensome
  • How to manage feelings of guilt
  • How to forgive yourself
  • How to work through feelings of shame
  • How to practice self-compassion
  • How to learn from previous regrets

Please see here for a rough version of this transcript.

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