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Betrayal Trauma Recovery helps women establish safety from the pain, chaos, and isolation associated with their husband’s abuse: lying, gaslighting, manipulation, porn use, cheating, infidelity, emotional abuse, and narcissistic behaviors.

What Is The Difference Between Benchmarks And Boundaries?

What Is The Difference Between Benchmarks And Boundaries?

What are benchmarks and how can we implement them in our healing and recovery? How are benchmarks different that boundaries? Are benchmarks an accurate measure of progress. Anne speaks with Lindsey, who has implemented an in home separation from her husband. They talk about what benchmarks to look for during the time of uncertainty.
What Is In-Home Separation And How Can It Help Me?

What Is In-Home Separation And How Can It Help Me?

We know about boundaries and how those boundaries can keep us safe, but do we know that boundaries can be look different depending on individual circumstances? What happens when a boundary for safety needs to be maintained, but a formal separation is not realistic? Many women are finding safety in setting in-home separation boundaries, which can both maintain safety and invite peace in to their lives with a porn addict.  Anne speaks with Lindsey, a betrayed wife, about her decision to implement an in-home boundary.
The Best Resources for Wives of Sex Addicts

The Best Resources for Wives of Sex Addicts

What are the best resources for wives of sexual addicts? It can be difficult to sort through the resources available after finding out about porn use, lies, manipulation, and infidelity. We've come up with a list of the best resources for wives of sexual addicts, so you can start with to help in your journey through healing. Join Anne, as she speaks with listener Lindsey, about the most helpful resources for wives of porn addicts.
Top Five Reasons 12-Step Can Be Helpful

Top Five Reasons 12-Step Can Be Helpful

The 12-step programs date back decades, with many people finding comfort, healing, and strength within the guiding principles. Here at Betrayal Trauma Recovery, we have highlighted and discussed some of the problematic principles with 12-step programs, but today, we are going to cover some of the helpful aspects to these programs and how they can provide hope and healing to someone who is suffering from betrayal trauma.  Anne speaks with Lindsey, one of our listeners, who shares her reasons that she has found 12-step programs helpful in her healing from betrayal trauma.
How Abusive Men Weaponize Codependency Language

How Abusive Men Weaponize Codependency Language

What is co-dependency? How is it dangerous and weaponized within an abusive relationship? Is co-dependency dangerous during abuse? Learn more about how the co-dependency model is used by abusers to further abuse. Join Anne as she speaks with Melinda about her experience where co-dependency language was weaponized and used to abuse her within her former relationship.
What Is Guided Meditation And Can It Heal Trauma?

What Is Guided Meditation And Can It Heal Trauma?

What is co-dependency? How is it dangerous and weaponized within an abusive relationship? Is co-dependency dangerous during abuse? Learn more about how the co-dependency model is used by abusers to further abuse. Join Anne as she speaks with Melinda about her experience where co-dependency language was weaponized and used to abuse her within her former relationship.
Is My Husband Gay? Coach Peggy’s Personal Experience

Is My Husband Gay? Coach Peggy’s Personal Experience

Join Anne as she speaks with Peggy, Betrayal Trauma Recovery Coach, about the healing power of guided meditation. Learn how meditation can help heal from narcissistic abuse. Meditation can have many benefits when experiencing abusive situations. Meditation is a powerful tool in focusing on self-care and implementing boundaries and healing.
What Is Grooming And Why It Is Dangerous?

What Is Grooming And Why It Is Dangerous?

Here at Betrayal Trauma Recovery, we hear many stories of women facing unimaginable trauma centered around betrayal and emotional abuse by their partners. Today, we are sharing one of those stories with you. Peggy is a professional Betrayal Trauma Recovery Coach with 20 years of experience. Peggy experienced betrayal trauma when her husband told her he was leaving their long-term marriage to pursue his same-sex attraction.
Pornography Is A Human Rights Issue

Pornography Is A Human Rights Issue

Grooming is a term you should know. Similar to gaslighting, it is a tool used to exert control and power within an abusive relationship. But what is grooming? Is this a process that gradually happens? How can we recognize it? Does grooming begin very early on within a relationship? Join Anne, as she speaks with Rachel, to discuss grooming within abusive relationships. Learn what it looks like and how to spot it.
Is Pornography A Feminist Issue?

Is Pornography A Feminist Issue?

Is porn is human rights issue? Anne sits down with Dr. Gail Dines, Professor of Emeritus of Sociology, who shares her knowledge and views on porn, the sex industry, and our culture today. Learn why and how pornography contributes to the exploitation of women.
The Truth About Abuse In Teen Dating

The Truth About Abuse In Teen Dating

With so much talk about the sex-positive movement, it is easy to become confused and question what position to stand on as feminists. Anne sits down with Jessica Skye Barr, from Culture Reframed, to discuss why pornography is a feminist issue.
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