In order for a couple to repair the relationship post affair, it takes a great deal of proactive and positive behavior from the innocent partner. The key factor to rebuilding is to forgive the individual who cheated which in turn will rebuild intimacy through grace. These acts of forgiveness are very powerful emotionally. This also includes avoiding any mention of the affair, increasing acts of kindness, open communication, talking about what led to the affair and then doing things to demonstrate love and forgiveness. Doing these things along with therapy will help couples who would like to continue a marriage post affair to do so.