For women in a relationship with a sex addict: You matter! What you are experiencing is called betrayal trauma. It is real, and very similar to PTSD. Whether or not your partner reaches out for help, you CAN! Here’s one way to do that–a retreat for women like you. Below is a little note about… Read More Bloom Retreat: Body, Mind and Soul
At some point during the hundreds of hours of counseling surrounding my broken first marriage, my shrink once asked me, “When you cry … do you fight it?” Uh? I dunno. “I mean, do you tense your body, squinch your face and try to control it?” Yeah, I guess I do. Is there another way? The… Read More Good grief
LOVE this woman. Fantastic post. Read my review of Lisa’s article on The Togetherness Project blog, here. Lessons From the End of a Marriage No one needs to tell you that betrayal sucks. It’s a piercing pain formed from grief, anger and confusion. It steals your ability to trust, both in yourself and others. It… Read More The Upside of Betrayal
Hi, ladies! Want to run away to VA beach with me? Mama Crossroads is hosting a retreat for loved ones of addicts and betrayed spouses during the weekend of Aug 1-3 (Friday-Sunday) . My parents have donated their beautiful beach house for the occasion, just 15 yards from the sand. So grab your swimsuit and some… Read More Beach Retreat! Wanna come?
Hey, ladies! Have you heard about Addo Recovery? I LOVE them! They offer addiction programs, resources, and best of all a FREE online betrayal trauma course for wives of porn addicts. The premise of the course is that most survivors of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, follow a certain pattern: They are traumatized over a limited amount… Read More For traumatized women
Dear Jane, I know who you are. Sometimes I’ve walked with you. Other times we’ve connected from afar. But I am aware of you. I think of you often. More than you know. You haven’t written any books, appeared on any talk shows, had your picture in the newspaper, or gotten millions of hits on… Read More In praise of plain Jane
Photo by vis photography Of all the relationships I’ve had in my life, my relationship with Christian is my favorite for so many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons? He lets me ride my own bicycle. Check out the adorable couple in the picture above with the super cute tandem bike on their wedding… Read More My own bicycle