Support for Partners of Sex Addicts/Betrayed Partners
What Is Infidelity?
"...a breach of trust, a BETRAYAL of relationship, a breaking of agreement" (Pittman, 1989).
Betrayed Partners of Problematic Sexual Behavior
Realizing you may be a Partner of someone with PSB, Sexual Addiction, or Emotional Dependency can be disorienting and terrifying. Your sense of safety with your partner and trust in the world vanishes. Your spirituality and esteem may be crushed. You are not alone!
I’ve been professionally trained in the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model to treat Partners of those with Problematic Sexual Behaviors and Emotional Dependency. From this trauma-informed perspective, I support Partners as they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives and heal from this most intimate Betrayal Trauma. Betrayal Trauma is the “violation by someone relied or depended on for safety, security, etc.” (Freyd, 1996, 2006). I help addresses impact of sex addiction on partner, addict, partnership, and family system. I educate Partners on what PSB (Sexual Addiction) is, how to get grounded, trust, and value themselves again. I am a proud member of the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), which advocates for ethical care and relational healing for partners, addicts, families and communities impacted by sexual addiction and betrayal trauma.