Kenley, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 16, 2008 -- Surviving infidelity in their marriage has certainly put relationship coaches Doug and Chris Young into the spotlight. Theyâve attracted huge media attention in the UK since facing massive challenges 25 years into their marriage, overcoming them and coming out of it much stronger.
âWeâve really been amazed at the amount of publicity that weâve receivedâ said Chris. âIt all started when I was contacted by a journalist who wanted to take our story about surviving extramarital affairs to one on the national newspapers. That has led to a string of very high profile articles in newspapers and magazines and a number of interviews on prime time national TVâ.
Their story started when Doug confessed to Chris that he had been unfaithful to her repeatedly throughout their 25 marriage, including a number of one night stands and an 18 month affair with Chrisâs best friend.
âWe were at a relationship seminar at the time and I just knew that the time was right to finally be honest and give Chris the choice on whether to stay with me or not.â admits Doug.
Amazingly Chris decided to forgive Doug and the couple have worked through it all and come out of it with much stronger marriage and relationship than they ever had before.
âOf course it wasnât easyâ, says Chris âbeing relationship coaches ourselves I suppose we were in a stronger position than most to deal with it but what we found was that when it happens to you itâs a whole new ball game. The most difficult part was that although there were plenty of other relationship coaches and counsellors offering their support to us none of them really knew what we were going throughâ.
âOnly couples whoâve been though extramarital affairs themselves, survived it and come out of it stronger can really appreciate what you go through and what it takesâ.
âHaving come through our own crisis we thought , well as thereâs no one out there offering help whoâs got first hand experience on surviving infidelity why donât we become those people. And so now weâve turned our attention to doing just that.â
âPeople constantly tell us that according to the statistics 80% of partners wouldnât consider staying with a partner whoâs cheated on themâ says Doug, âso the way we look at it that means there are 20% that we can help.
To help others benefit from their experience Doug and Chris have created a free 8 part mini course passing on advice on understanding, coping with and surviving infidelity based on what they went through and how they dealt with it. This free course can be obtained from http://www.askdougandchris.com