Sorry to hear what your friend is going through.
Unfortunately if he wants out of the marriage, no amount of marriage counseling will save the relationship. The law will not force one party to remain married when they want out.
Since TN does not consider marital misconduct a relevant issue to the divorce process, this means that if there is a divorce the court will divide the property and address the martial issues without placing that great of a weight to his adultery. Adultery would only be useful to facilitate the divorce paperwork in raising a grounds to why a divorce should be obtained.
The adultery would not guarantee her any automatic spousal support
nor more of the martial property, the court will consider the issue based on what is considered fair and equitable under their particular circumstances.
As to what she should do, it is up to her if she wishes to attempt reconciliation or accept that there is no hope for the marriage and move on with her life. Given what you have said about his conduct towards her, it does not seem there will be reconcilation. You may wish to encourage that she get counseling so that a professional may help her open her eyes to the situation and get the strength needed to dissolve the marriage.
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