Eventually, most straight spouses experience a turning point, finding enough inner strength to begin healing. This usually happens when they accept that which they cannot change. They progress into the future, rather than remaining stuck in the past. Only then can anger be replaced by forgiveness, or at least by movement toward resolution. Only then can trust and hope be restored. Straight spouses who rely on their own inner resources, reinforced by some belief or meaning beyond themselves, seem to fare best. The strongest, or most fortunate, build a new life, wiser after their ordeal. This is true resolution, and they move into the next phase of their lives.