While I did not read their paper, it got me to thinking.
Suddenly a light-bulb went on and I realized that this is why the plots of the most successful romantic comedies always include scenarios of frustration as key plot points.
Stockholm Syndrome is a type of that can develop when an individual’s life depends on another individual who is in a more powerful position within the relationship.
Just when you least expect it, you are thrown for another loop.
Those loops in the aftermath of an affair can be caused by either finding out the truth about a lie you were told, or discovering a new fact, or by a partner when he/she is indecisive about whether to stay or go.
Granted, this could be a reach in the opinion of some, but I do believe this idea has validity and I will use this article as an avenue to better explore the concept of the trauma bond and why it’s probable that is plays a role in extramarital affairs, specifically why it is so hard to let go when someone has caused you profound emotional pain.
I will theorize that the inability to easily let go after a person’s spouse has had an affair is the direct result of a trauma bond.
Often we find that betrayed spouses have a difficult time leaving their husbands or wives after the affair. Because if you put it all together, you have all the necessary ingredients that are needed for a very profound trauma bond to take shape.