Repairing a relationship after cheating and building a brand new trust-filled marriage is possible with dedication and hard work. Believe it or not, but it is possible to make your marriage better than it was before the affair happened. The first order of business is to abandon the idea that you are going to go back to the way it used to be before the affair. Only then can you commit to doing the work that is necessary to make your relationship far better in the future.
If you’re the injured spouse, you’ll need time to heal the hurt and pain, but you also have to do things to make changes, time is good but if you don’t do anything, then time heals nothing. There are basically four things that you need to rebuild the love and trust in your marriage. They are love, commitment, hard work and knowledge.
Restore the love
Love is the foundation of a happy marriage, it is what makes it thrive. Without it you might as well go your separate ways.
Both you and your spouse needs to be fully committed to each other and also to saving the marriage. It takes two to make a marriage work.
Doing the hard work
Let’s face it, this is not going to be an easy process. The reality is that healing after the affair requires lots of hard work, time and effort for both of you. It is not a walk in the park.
Assuming you already have love and commitment and both of you are willing to do the hard work, you still need to know how to make your marriage better. This is the easy part because once the other three factors are in place, you can always seek out and acquire the knowledge that you need.
Love, commitment and hard work is totally up to you and your spouse. No one can make you love, commit, or work hard for the sake of your marriage. If you are dedicated to rebuilding your relationship after cheating, then all the hard work that you put in to save your marriage will be worth it.