Claire’s nightmare began one sunny afternoon in April. With two young kids, the busy mother and wife struggled to balance her work as a bank teller, their kids’ needs, and making sure her family’s needs were met and their suburban home tidy. On the afternoon Claire found out, she felt like she had been punched in the gut. Her busy life began to crash around her. She sunk into the couch and cried.
At first, shame overtook her. Then anger. She began to question herself. Then worry about her children’s future. Claire’s husband of nine years had been caught with a prostitute.
Talking about what happened with friends and family was impossible. But she needed to reach out and talk to someone for support. But who? When Claire found the supportive community at Infidelity Counseling Network, she felt a great weight lifted. Just a phone call away whenever Claire needed to talk, Claire’s peer counselor helped her work through the confusing feelings and thoughts swirling in her head. With unconditional and nonjudgmental support, her Infidelity Counseling Network counselor helped Claire find clarity and direction.
Today with the help of Infidelity Counseling Network, Claire’s life has been transformed and her personal recovery serves as an ongoing source of strength. And Claire and her husband have brought a new resolve to their relationship, building a stronger family structure for their children. She says, “This experience has made me really grateful for people like you who stand up in the midst of the roller coaster ride of emotions and say, ‘I am here for you.’ Thank you!”
*Confidential details have been changed to protect client privacy.