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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Should You Confess Your Affair in an Attempt to Save Your Marriage?

There are all types of mistakes that you can make in your relationship. No matter how good your relationship is, it can easily be destroyed if one partner has an affair. No matter the length of time you've been involved with someone else, you will need to be honest and confess your indiscretions at some time or another. Doing so certainly won't be easy though.

If you want to save your marriage, it should go without saying that you will need to end the affair. You will need to cease all contact with the other person so that you can honestly promise that you two still aren't communicating.

Before you actually sit down and talk with your spouse, you will need to sit down and think carefully. You will need to come up with some type of plan for the conversation you're about to have with your spouse. You shouldn't be that surprised if your partner has a ton of questions to ask.

Whenever you are answering these questions asked by your partner, you will need to do so truthfully. You don't want to lie to your partner now because it may come back to haunt you at some point in the future.

The conversation could possibly last a long time. Or, your partner may be so distraught that he or she will need to get away to clear their head. In case your partner wants to talk things out thoroughly, make sure that there will be enough time to do so. If you have somewhere else to be in a short amount of time, then it may be best for you to wait before bringing up the topic.

You also need to give some consideration on the particular place that you have the conversation. Some are tempted to make their confession in a public place. You can easily get embarrassed if you have such an important conversation in public. Find a nice quiet place to go, preferably at home.

Whenever you're trying to talk to your partner about your affair, it's best that you avoid beating around the bush. You will want to be completely honest during this conversation. Make sure that your intentions of changing your ways and saving your marriage are perfectly clear too.

It is quite common for people to get defensive over the course of this conversation. Try not to get defensive with your partner since they will have every right to be upset. The person that you had the affair with should never be defended by using either.

Kristie Brown writes on a variety of topics from health to technology. Check out her websites on marriage and


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