How do you survive infidelity? What a question and what a difficult one to answer. There is no one size that fits all. What I can say with the utmost certainty is that it does get better in the sense that the pain subsides. It doesn't go away but it subsides. It is like coming home from a battle with the scars slowly beginning to heal. The world that you left behind before the battle is a totally different one to the one you eventually return to.
The thing is, although you begin to heal, the scars will remain and they always will. The hardest thing is that people cannot see it because it is your heart and soul that have been ripped apart. In my case those that have done this are still, unfortunately, on my radar. I so want to shut them out of my life forever but I cannot because of my child.
For my own sanity I try and shut them out of my mind as best I can and to me that is the key to surviving infidelity: shutting them out and trying slowly but surely rebuilding my life where they are of so little consequence.
Surviving infidelity involves getting your life back in gear!
...Why does the pain of an affair hurt so much? That question can only be truly answered by those who have experienced it, and as someone who has, I hope this blog can offer some insight to the agony that you are facing.