Couples Therapy for Betrayal Trauma
Healing from the betrayal due to a partners addiction or emotional or sexual infidelity is one of the hardest things a couple can go through.
Couples therapy provides a safe and supportive container for both parties to process their feelings, increase understanding and empathy, and work towards rebuilding trust and intimacy.
In couples therapy, the therapist can provide a neutral third-party perspective and can facilitate productive conversations between partners. This can help to reduce defensiveness and increase empathy and understanding, which is essential for healing and rebuilding trust.
The therapist can also help the sex or chemically addicted addict to understand the impact of their behavior on the betrayed partner and to develop healthy coping strategies and accountability measures. This can help to reduce the risk of relapse and can increase the sense of security and stability in the relationship.