When Infidelity Happens to You

A hard look at the impact of cheating on a relationship, and how to recover

"Nearly half of men and women admit to cheating"

A Texas man, Leroy Greer, recently filed a lawsuit against 1-800-Flowers, claiming breach of contract. Greer had ordered flowers from the Internet florist for his mistress and specifically requested that no documentation be sent to his home address. But, unfortunately for him, 1-800-Flowers sent a note thanking him for his business, months later, and his wife intercepted it. She has since filed for divorce.

Alternately, in the Northeast, flowers aren't a problem, but tolls are. Records for electronic toll collection systems, like E-ZPass, are now being used to prove infidelity. Your husband may have said he was in Pennsylvania, but E-ZPass may prove he was really in New Jersey.

Sadly, stories like these are hardly uncommon. Almost 50% of people admit they have been unfaithful at some point in their lives, which means sooner or later many of us will have to deal with a wandering eye — ours or our lover's. But don't lose hope just yet. There are ways to avoid infidelity as well as repair a relationship already damaged by an affair. Read on for our expert advice:

When He Breaks Your Heart

Discovering that your husband is having an affair is a nightmare. Suddenly, your world is crumbling, but it doesn't have to. Maybe Texas Leroy's wife should divorce him (can you blame her?), but divorce isn't the only answer. Sometimes, you can rebuild your trust, and you can fall in love all over again:

- 4 falsehoods about adultery
- Practical steps toward forgiveness
- How to heal and how to save your marriage

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