Infidelity hurts. If you’ve learned about a partner’s infidelity, then you know how difficult it is to deal with and the hurdles to overcome. It’s not just the pain of any specific sexual betrayal that you must process and eventually overcome, it’s the loss of trust in your partner and in your relationship. Often, when we learn of a partner’s infidelity, we are left in a daze – stunned, hurt, and unable to fully process and accept what has happened. Despite the threat of infidelity, you don’t have to be resigned to the fact that you will cheat or be cheated on. In fact, there are ways that you can guard your relationship simply by being open and intentional. Here are six things every couple should do to protect the relationship from infidelity.