Experts say its possible for couples to go on to have a happy relationship after infidelity, provided theyre willing to put in the work. “The couple can survive and grow after an affair,” says Coleman. “They have to—otherwise the relationship will never be gratifying.”
What percentage of marriages survive infidelity?
Nearly 50% of involved (unfaithful) partners are still married to their “hurt” partners. 76% of faithful spouses successfully remain married. Husbands who cheated are more likely than female cheaters to remain married. Of those husbands who have previously been unfaithful to their spouses, 61% are still married.
Can a marriage survive infidelity and abuse?
The truth is that it is possible for a marriage to survive abuse but it is also very difficult. The fact that a marriage can recover after abusive behavior should not be used as an excuse to stay in a dangerous situation.