Your partner betrayed your trust by going outside the partnership. We understand your anger and pain. What you are experiencing is a normal reaction called betrayal trauma – the emotional fallout and shattered trust from your partner’s behaviors. Partners experiencing betrayal trauma experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress such as flashbacks of the experience when you first learned of your partner’s betrayal and fear or anxiety that it’s happening again.
The recovery process for partners with betrayal trauma mirrors the recovery process for the sex addict. While the addict works to address the root causes of addiction, partners do their own work by learning to take control of their lives.
How can you benefit by betrayal trauma therapy?
- Establish your path forward.
- Set boundaries for emotional safety.
- Receive support from others.
- Get out of the role of policing.
- Identify your partner’s level of commitment.
- Make important decisions about your future and relationships.
A successful recovery plan serves as a guidepost for healthy living. ARI therapists who work with sex addiction are fully certified or working towards certification as CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). Contact us for more information on individual, couples, and group counseling options.