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Surviving Betrayal: Relief from the Pain

How long will it hurt? What most of us want more than anything is for the pain to stop. And we want it to stop now. But we eventually learn there is nothing healthy we can do to make the … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: The Last To Know

The friends and family who knew the truth but never told us may look to us like accomplices in our betrayal. If they cared about us at all, how could they leave us in the dark? Surely they owed it … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Emotional Numbness

  Most of us experience some degree of emotional numbness as the truth about our partner unfolds. For most of us, this numbness is tempo­rary and protective. We will feel more as it is safer for us. For others, the … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: What’s Wrong With Me?

Regardless of whether you have discovered infidelity or are hurting from your spouse’s sex or porn addiction, betrayal creates self-doubt and self-blame. Painful self-examination and self-questioning are natural and common consequences of the lack of control we feel when traumatic … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Rituals of Surrender

  Rituals of Surrender I can’t, but God can. Whatever troubles us, the answer lies in surrendering the problem to God. But sometimes the only surrender we can manage is mental. We tell ourselves it’s the right thing, and our … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Stop Believing the Lies

When the pain is great enough, we can stop believing the lies. We’ve all heard the lies. We’ve built our lives around them. We’ve made ourselves emotionally—and sometimes physically—ill over them. All men do this. It really doesn’t mean anything. … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Letting Go

Holding on causes the pain. When you get to the end of your rope, let go. You don’t have to hold on until your hands are raw and your shoulders scream in pain. You don’t have to hold on even … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Build A Network Of Support

Don’t expect your friends to be understanding and supportive at a time like this. Some will and some won’t. Most will disappoint you at some point during this process, simply because this problem is so over­whelming that it stirs up … Continue reading

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Recovery Fortune Cookie: Hidden Scars

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal. ~ Astrid Alauda I invite you to share your fortune cookie. Dr. Janice Caudill, founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery, is a psychologist who specializes in helping individuals and couples … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: You Cannot Go Back

Relationship U turns don’t exist with betrayal. You cannot go back. I did not want to hear what my friend had to say. “Nothing between you will ever be the same again.” It echoed in my heart like a curse, … Continue reading

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