One of the greatest challenges that couples in recovery face is navigating the journey out of the diseased world of sexual addiction and into the healthy and robust life of relational wellness.
The trauma of discovery is a gamechanger. The betrayed (partner) often suffers with PTSD primary to the discovery – with all of the accompanying distressing symptoms including a pervasive sense of unsafety and impending doom, fear, hypervigilance, a questioning of ones’ reality, depressed, anxious, suicidal, angry. The addict is anxious, angry, lost, avoidant, - the system is destabilized and chaotic.
Tonight, Carol the Coach interviews Michele Saffier. LMFT, CSATwho is an expert in helping couples heal. She believes that couples don’t know how to be in one another’s’ presence, how to talk, how to contain anger and fear, how to behave in front of children, who to tell, what to tell, how not to tell; the bottom line is that there is no organic sense of how to cope with the level of distress it faces.
In this show, she talks about how she helps couples experience a deeper relational healing through the process of reconciliation.