In other posts I have talked about the trancelike state of consciousness that one inhabits during an affair.In this altered state links between actions and consequences dissolve; in the euphoric bubble you inhabit you believe you can pursue an illicit relationship and no one will be hurt because you believe that you can control everything and so prevent this from happening.
Before Disclosure If you think back to when you were a child it is easy to remember how much more you knew about what was going on in your family than the adults around you thought you knew.
Adolescents continue to develop their capacity for abstract thinking.
They are highly aware that they are preparing to enter the adult world and therefore questions of values become paramount.
In this post I will address how children are effected by their parent’s affairs.
In subsequent posts I will discuss the effects on adult children of affairs and offer suggestions for parents involved in affairs on how to best support their children through this difficult time.