Betrayal Trauma

We could talk about the stats and the number of men and women who struggle with sexually compulsive and addictive behaviors. And no doubt, the percentages are high. But what’s also important, and alarming, is the number of men and women who experience betrayal due to their spouse’s sexual behaviors. For every married man and woman who struggle with sexually compulsive and addictive behaviors, there is a spouse who has experienced betrayal, whether they know it or not. For so many spouses who experience betrayal, the day of discovery and the days that follow are torturous. The physical, emotional, and mental devastation they face is beyond words. Without warning, they find themselves in the middle of a nightmare: desperately wanting to wake up and find it was all a bad dream. But this doesn’t happen. The pain and heartache they feel can last days, months, and even years.