I've seen the statistic somewhere, and I can't remember where, that the second 6 months of recovery is when a PA is most likely to relapse. Does someone here know where that information originated? It seems @TryingToHeal posted something by Patrick Carnes a couple or so weeks ago that had the stages of recovery or something like that? Also, my partner has been feeling low and irritable. I'm wondering if this is common during the 2nd 6 months, also. It seems like once the dopamine wears off, and the brain fog is still clearing, maybe this could be a challenging time -- that will pass? I don't know. I do feel for him and wish he could feel better. I also feel for me, as I'm still bleeding from the betrayal trauma, still feeling unwanted by him. I'm also trying to maintain my own sense of happiness and joy, and it's hard sometimes when we're under a big, dark cloud. It seems like it's always something preventing us from that wonderful, intimate connection I feel like is completely possible in a relationship but has been so elusive. Anyway, I hope this is just a phase of recovery. Anyone else have experience with this?