Friends and Family: Part 5

This week we wrap up our series on how friends and family can support the couple healing from his sex addiction/her betrayal trauma. Earlier posts gave you an introduction to sex addiction and betrayal trauma. They also talked about the power of family/friends to...

Friends and Family: Part 4

Over the last several weeks we’ve been looking at how friends and family can help the couple on a journey to healing from (his) sex addiction and (her) betrayal trauma. In the last post I put particular emphasis on how to support him (the person with the...

Friends and Family: Part 3

Last week we looked at the idea that friends and family members have incredible power to help (or hinder) a couple on a journey to healing from (his) sex addiction and (her) betrayal trauma. (Note: in this series we’ll be assuming that he’s the one with...

Friends and Family: Part 2

Last week we offered a “sex addiction 101” for friends and family. This week, I’ll be expanding on the issue of friend/family support of the couple and the addict. A Word about Children Before I begin, however, I just want to acknowledge that...

What our Family/Friends Need to Know

As we approach the holiday season, I’m aware that many of us are going to be facing more social situations than usual… ready or not. I’d like to spend the weeks leading up to the holidays looking at ways we can help our friends and family (those who...

Spiritual Crisis… and Moving Past

In this last post in our spiritual crisis series, I am again drawing from one of the responses to the 2015 joint Beyond Betrayal/ACOJ spiritual crisis survey. I will also be sharing some of my own story of overcoming spiritual crisis… where it overlaps a bit...