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Betrayal Trauma Therapy

Help for Betrayed Partners

Is There Help Available for Partners Betrayed by Sex Addiction or Porn Addiction?

 

Discovering that your significant other had a secret sexual life is often one of the most devastating betrayals a person can face.    If this has happened to you, you deserve support.  You may feel like your entire world has been destroyed overnight.  At PBH, we understand this level of pain and are pioneers at help hurting partners & spouses establish safety and stability and reclaim their lives.

 

Everything you believed about your relationship may now seem like a lie.  You may wonder who this person is?  Or why they would do this to you?  You are probably questioning everything. You realize that your significant other is not safe and has abused your trust.  You may feel violated and taken advantage of.  You may fear that others will not understand what you are going through and then isolate yourself because it's just easier. 

 

The traumatic impact of infidelity may leave you unsure of what to do next.  To move forward, it's essential for your pain to be understood and validated.  Having your questions answered and having transparency will help create emotional safety for you to heal.  The hurt partner often craves information to help them understand why this happened and how they were deceived, this is natural following betrayal.  We will help support you through the discovery and meaning making process.  Your trauma symptoms (hypervigilance, intrusive thoughts, intense waves of emotion) are a natural response to intimate betrayal and can subside with trauma-specific interventions.

 

We understand the pain and profound sense of loss that you are experiencing.  The betrayal from your partner's sexual or emotional infidelities is traumatic.  To stop the pain, you need to heal the areas of your life that have been broken.  You may now feel "less than," avoid intimacy, question your intuition, and be flooded with anger and grief.  One of the most noticeable and distressing symptoms is extreme vigilance or being overly watchful, anxious and on guard for fear of getting blindsided again.  This will leave you feeling exhausted.

 

This is not the relationship you signed up for. Now you are left to pick up the pieces of your life.  It's not fair.

Learn more about our betrayal trauma services here.

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