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Dealing With Trust

Jul 17, 2008
When adults are unfaithful, it doesn't just affect them; it also affects their children. In fact, the effects may even be more devastating for the younger generation. Kids may blame themselves in the short term and also suffer from problems in their own relationsips in the long term.

Many children will look for reasons to blame themselves for their parents' action of infidelity. They will begin to feel guilty for causing the situation at hand, and as a result, will begin to feel confused, angry, and sad. All of these misconceptions become a weak foundation on which their present and future feelings of mistrust are built.

One of the main things that gives children a sense of security is the relationship between their parents. If their parents are having problems, children may start to act out and become afraid of what lays ahead for them. Even if there is just the thought of infidelity which puts a strain on the relationship, children will feel it.

The effects of infidelity on kids can also cause them to become detached from their siblings, even aggressive. This results from the lack of trust with one or the other of the parents. The child may blame their sibling or either parent, be it the unfaithful one or not. They wonder what the parent suffering from the infidelity may have done to cause it.

Being unfaithful can create a very cold home life. Both parents can begin to become fake to try and cover up for their children's sakes but this doesn't work. All it does is create more stress for everyone. The cause of all this is to create a lack of a loving environment for the children involved.

Children of unfaithful parents carry with them feelings of mistrust and jealousy into their own love relationships. They may suffer from the illusion that they are doomed to repeat their parents' patterns, or they may simply believe that they are immune from having a partner that will not do the same thing.

The ultimate sacrifice that an unfaithful parent might make is a total breakdown of their relationship with their child. Although emotional wounds might heal on the surface, the deep scars of anger and resentment tend to never go away. Children will more than likely carry these well into adulthood and will always have memories of what happened.

Even if the parents do choose to remain together, rather than going through a divorce which will cause even more damage to a child, there will always be that thought at the back of the child's mind: will they do this again. They continue to watch out for it and are always wondering if and when.
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