Betrayal Trauma and Recovery for Partners
It’s not your fault and yet you find yourself with a mix of emotions that are hard to understand and get through. Your partner’s disclosure has likely turned your world on its head, shattered your heart and left you feeling broken. Confusion, depression, desperation, isolation, hurt, anger, worry, and numbness are all normal and completely understandable reactions to your partner’s betrayal. The feelings you are having and what you are going through is valid and you are not alone. Many others have experienced what your experiencing and many others have found healing and regained wholeheartedness and joy!
There are well intended professionals out there that lack the training and expertise needed to effectively help betrayed partners find recovery. We’re learning that a lack of training and expertise can actually cause more damage to the betrayed partner! The research is now telling us that betrayed partners exhibit actual symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Depression, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, emotional numbness, flashbacks, dreams and intrusive thoughts or memories are just a few of the negative effects of PTSD. Left untreated these symptoms can persist for years! Our recovery specialists not only utilize specific techniques aimed at treating trauma but are also trained and certified in helping betrayed partners recover.
Counselors at Family Strong recognize and understand that being labeled as “codependent” or preached to about forgiveness and the need to just “let it go” are not helpful aspects of effective and healthy healing and betrayal trauma recovery. We have the expertise and experience necessary to help facilitate real healing. We have helped partners find a sense of wholeness, happiness and clarity not experienced prior to disclosure!
Group work is an essential part of betrayal trauma recovery! We understand the shame and embarrassment that can come with joining a group. Our first priority is to help ease you into the process with support and gentle guidance. We’re here to be with you every step of the way.
Recovery for Couples
If your relationship is to survive the impact of sex addiction, compulsion or out of control sexual behaviors and the trauma of betrayal then an essential component is specific work on the relationship itself. We work to help each of you learn to reach for and respond to each other in new, healthy ways with vulnerability and trust so that the connection you long for can thrive again! We couple our specialty in sex addiction and betrayal trauma recovery with our expertise and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples reestablish connection and heal the deep wounds in the bond that you share.