The Pain of Betrayal: Fear

Several years ago Psychology Today posted a scathing article attacking the idea—proven in multiple studies— that betrayed spouses experience trauma.

However about a year later the journal posted an excellent article by Dr. Kevin Skinner, including the results of his own study in this area. Dr. Skinner – had conducted the largest study on partners of sex addicts and concluded:

“When a spouse acts out sexually, more than half of those who responded to the survey felt unsafe and experienced intense fear.”

This fear, he goes on to argue, is all part and parcel of the “relationship trauma” we

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