All posts tagged in: 'fear'

Fear Series Wrap-Up

Seven and a half years into this journey, I still find myself struggling with fears at times. Fortunately, today it’s nothing like those early days: waking up in a panic, nightmares, hypervigilance…

Last week I shared some very specific techniques/therapeutic interventions known to help with processing trauma and trauma-based fear. Today I’ll share a bit about ways

Processing Fear (and Trauma)

One of the reasons I’ve spent so many weeks on the topic of fear is that much of the trauma of sex addiction-related betrayal revolves around this emotion. Any counselor you see, who understands betrayal trauma will be giving you exercises that should also help you cope with fears and any other emotions that have felt unmanageable since discovery/

Fear: Part 2

Those of us who have been around PSA (partner of sex addict) circles awhile will remember the scathing, malicious article that appeared in Psychology Today a few years ago on the topic of partners of sex addicts and PTSD.

In January 2016, however, Psychology Today won back some of my respect by posting an excellent article by Dr. Kevin Skinner.

The Pain: Fear

Today I want to acknowledge the most common (and natural) fears wives of sex addicts face – fear of future betrayal and fear for our children. Next week I’ll look at the more general and pervasive fears/anxiety that we face on this journey.

Fear Protects

Not all fear is bad. Fear is a God-given mechanism to help us avoid