Julie and Dave came to me after Julie’s affair was discovered. Individuals who have affairs are not typically looking for an affair partner. The relationship typically disconnects over time due to repeated conflict and eventual detachment. When someone outside the relationship starts displaying interest in a vulnerable individual, this person can be tempted by the attention.
The challenge for individuals is not to put themselves in situations in which they are challenged by temptation. If one struggles with this, it’s important to address the couple’s issues before disaster strikes.