Welcome to Episode 79 of The Couples Expert podcast!
I’m so excited about today’s podcast. It will help so many of you get more out of your relationship. Has anyone had to be your dream killer? My life’s passion is working in the field of therapy to help couples enjoy their relationships. Today’s topic is infidelity. It’s a sad part of relationships. Affairs come in various forms – financial affairs, emotional affairs, sexual affairs. It doesn’t have to spell the end of your relationship. You can come back after an affair and have a committed and beautiful relationship.
Alicia Taverner is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications from the University of La Verne, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Alicia specializes in helping women find the calm within the storm of some of the most difficult relationship struggles such as infidelity, divorce, and break-up. Alicia is also a trained Discernment Counselor, and helps couples explore options for continuing their relationship despite some very heavy challenges. She resides in the Inland Empire with her husband and two children. Her personal passions include biking, snowboarding, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
In this episode, Alicia also discusses:
- Sexting and how it impacts couples
- Infidelity and how she helps couples work through it
- Why grieving needs to happen after infidelity
- The different types of therapy and how attachment therapy varies from Alicia’s method
- Why you have to look at what happened before in the relationship to cause infidelity
- If you have a happy marriage, you won’t have to deal with infidelity
- What makes a marriage “affair proof”
- How to find out what you need from your partner to be able to move on
- An affair is about far more that sex
- Whether information about an affair should be disclosed
- Why both parties contribute to the affair by the condition of the relationship that leads to the affair
- Why you both have to be ready to do the work of repairing your relationship after infidelity
- The surprising thing Alicia learned about herself while doing her work