“Confronting an Unfaithful Mate”
Today’s couples are open about their cheating pasts but not sure if they
can make things work in the present or future. In hopes of reconciling, they
have approached Larry to help them recover their trust and talk their issues
out further. Learn about their stories below:
Though Jason and Tara are preparing to walk down the aisle, Tara is
having a hard time moving past Jason’s affair with her best friend. Jason
initiated the affair as retaliation for Tara’s cheating with his worst
enemy while Jason was in jail. Tara admits to having her own affair but maintains
that she was vulnerable and lonely in Jason’s absence.
Besides the affair with her best friend, Tara suspects Jason of having at least
two other affairs. Until she finds out the truth, Tara says she can’t
trust Jason to be a loyal husband and father to her two kids. Larry and guest
expert Stacy Kaiser recommended that Tara stop letting Jason walk all over
her and work on her self-esteem. Stacy Kaiser added that she doesn’t
sense any remorse in Jason’s behavior and that he needs to recognize
that he hurt her before they can repair their relationship.
Michelle first caught wind of Paul’s cheating when he strayed
with a neighbor in their apartment complex during her pregnancy. She asked
him to leave but he soon came back begging forgiveness. Paul’s second
affair has been ever harder for the couple to overcome. While in rehab, Paul
conducted an affair with a fellow rehab patient, who now says that he impregnated
her. Though the couple doesn’t know whether Paul’s rehab mistress
was telling the truth, Michelle can no longer trust Paul and keeps a tight
rein on his whereabouts. Expert Stacy Kaiser talked with the couple and asked
Michelle to cut him some slack so they can gradually return to normalcy.
|Listen to Your Elder:
When James married Maryanne despite her family’s wishes, her
children Ali and Natasha were beside themselves. They say they’ve tried
to accept James, but his drinking problem and pornography habit are major concerns.
The last straw for Natasha and Ali was when James showed up drunk to pick up
Maryanne after major heart surgery. James admits to occasional bad behavior
and has agreed to work on his drinking problem. Larry advised Maryanne that
she must hold James to this promise or leave the relationship. Video Clip:
Maryann talks about the heart surgery incident and Natasha shares her reaction.
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