It is possible for marriages to survive after infidelity, dependent on certain factors, such as: *the length of the marriage before infidelity *the level of trust prior to infidelity *whether there is remorse, and whether there is forgiveness *How strong the couple is otherwise *if the couple receives family therapy and applies trust exercises *Ages of both partners It takes a lot of work for a couple’s marriage to survive after infidelity, both parties will have to do the work involved. The victim of the infidelity may not want to go on, may never trust their partner again, and may feel resentful towards him. As such, she may not be willing to do the work involved to save the marriage. Older couples are more likely to survive infidelity, probably due to maturity and the age of the relationship, and older people tend to be less volatile emotionally and are set in their ways. In any case, It takes a strong couple to survive after what can be a very traumatic emotional injury.