15 episodes

Welcome to the Helping Couples Heal podcast. If you have lost hope around healing your relationship due to infidelity, relational or betrayal trauma you have come to the right place.

Helping Couples Heal is an ongoing podcast designed to help couples recover and heal from the impact of betrayal trauma on their relationships. We cumulatively bring over two decades of experience and expertise in the field of betrayal. Throughout this podcast series, we will offer resources and support and teach you the tools and skills necessary to heal your relationship. You will also hear from recovered addicts, partners, and couples who will share their stories, as well as from experts in the field of betrayal.

With compassion, love and fierce commitment, we will guide you and walk beside you as you navigate this journey of recovery, hope, and healing. Thank you for inviting us into your world; we are honored to support you.

Helping Couples Heal Podcast Duane Osterlind & Marnie Breecker

    • Mental Health

Welcome to the Helping Couples Heal podcast. If you have lost hope around healing your relationship due to infidelity, relational or betrayal trauma you have come to the right place.

Helping Couples Heal is an ongoing podcast designed to help couples recover and heal from the impact of betrayal trauma on their relationships. We cumulatively bring over two decades of experience and expertise in the field of betrayal. Throughout this podcast series, we will offer resources and support and teach you the tools and skills necessary to heal your relationship. You will also hear from recovered addicts, partners, and couples who will share their stories, as well as from experts in the field of betrayal.

With compassion, love and fierce commitment, we will guide you and walk beside you as you navigate this journey of recovery, hope, and healing. Thank you for inviting us into your world; we are honored to support you.

    15: Understanding Betrayal with Dr. Omar Minwalla Part One

    15: Understanding Betrayal with Dr. Omar Minwalla Part One

    In the first of a series of three interviews with Dr. Omar Minwalla, Marnie and Duane explore the impact of emotional and psychological abuse in the context of betrayal trauma and explain how this kind of abuse is part of a larger problem that Dr. Minwalla calls an integrity abuse disorder.

    You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/


    Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

    • 37 min
    14: Marsha & Michael's Recovery Story

    14: Marsha & Michael's Recovery Story

    In this episode, Marnie and Duane interview "Marsha and Michael" about their relational recovery journey in the aftermath of sex addiction and betrayal. With incredible vulnerability, they share with us how they survived and healed from relational and betrayal trauma  To protect their anonymity, we have changed their names and used software to disguise their voices. 

    Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    13: Trust After Betrayal

    13: Trust After Betrayal

    Marnie & Duane discuss why it is so difficult to rebuild trust after betrayal.

    You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/

    Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

    • 23 min
    12: Understanding Disclosure with Dan Drake

    12: Understanding Disclosure with Dan Drake

    In this interview of the Helping Couples Heal podcast, Marnie and Duane speak with our colleague Dan Drake, LMFT, CSAT-S about the process of the formal therapeutic disclosure. We discuss and explore the value of disclosure and its impacts on recovery from betrayal and relational trauma. We address some of the most common questions and discuss the importance of safety and therapeutic support in the disclosure process.

    • 48 min
    11: Evolution of Partner Trauma Treatment with Stefanie Carnes

    11: Evolution of Partner Trauma Treatment with Stefanie Carnes

    In this episode, Marnie and Duane speak with Stefanie Carnes about the evolution of the partner trauma model and the necessary shift from the codependency model in treating betrayal trauma.

    You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/

    Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

    • 45 min
    10: A Partner Sensitive Recovery Plan

    10: A Partner Sensitive Recovery Plan

    In this episode, Duane and Marnie will introduce and explain the fourth (other) circle and explore how it changes the treatment for both partners and promotes relational healing for couples impacted by betrayal trauma.

    You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/

    Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

WhoReallyKnowsMe ,

Every Couple with Betrayla Needs This

This is the best information that provided valuable information that helps both the betrayer and Betrayed. Very practical and current information that aid both in the next steps. It should be required listening for all couples that have betrayal

Lisa Palac ,

LMFT

A terrific podcast about partner betrayal trauma: what it is, how addicts can learn to manage their own shame in order to create safety with their partners, and how couples rebuild trust in the relationship. Marnie and Duane present the latest clinical developments in the partner trauma model and engaging interviews with top treatment specialists.

samantha trellis ,

Finally, something wise and kind and helpful.

Excellent Resource - thank you.

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