Affairs are frequently a devastating crisis in a marriage. People often feel that the dream of an ever faithful partner has been destroyed. However, though extremely painful, affairs don't have to cause a marriage to end. Through the hard work of rebuilding trust and learning ways to make the relationship stronger, an affair can be a turning point in a relationship, making it more resilient, open and intimate in the future. In helping couples deal with infidelity, the therapist addresses the issues leading to the affair, whether they are within the marriage, and/or within the individual who has had the affair.