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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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Recovery Fortune Cookie: Clothed with Integrity

  “If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.”  ~ Moliere Dr Janice Caudill is the founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery. MCR offers individual, … 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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Recovery Fortune Cookie: Well Done

“Well done is better than well said.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Dr Janice Caudill is the founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery. MCR offers individual, couples, group therapy and 3-day intensives for partners of sex addicts and wounded hearts … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Surrender Your Loss

   When we first learn that we’ve been betrayed by someone we love and trust, that event takes on such magnitude that it leaves room for lit­tle else in our hearts. It becomes the sun around which everything in our … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: When The Pain Is Raw

  What do I do now? Where Do I turn? What am I supposed to feel? When we first learn of our partner’s actions, we are so shocked or numbed or disbelieving that we hardly know how to behave. Asked … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Admitting That You Can’t Control Him

To begin our journey into healing and spiritual growth, we must first admit that we cannot control our partner’s sexual behavior, wherever it takes him and however much pain it causes us. We must acknowledge our helplessness in the face … 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: Forcing Decisions

  When our life lies in pieces at our feet, what most of us want to know is how to put it back together. We want answers, and we want them now. Do I leave him? Do I stay? Do … Continue reading

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