Betrayal Trauma Recovery blog

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.

The Truth About Abuse In Teen Dating

Teens are driving, dating and having experiences that help them mature and grow. But what happens if they experience an abusive relationship? Anne interviews Sid, daughter of the founder of Educate and Empower Kids, a non-profit that provides education for parents to teach their kids great online habits and healthy ways of interacting with each other, as she shares her experience with dating abuse.

Joining Advocacy To End Sexual Exploitation

What can be done about the current climate of sexual exploitation? Are there organized efforts to end sexual exploitation? How can we be empowered to advocate for ending sexual exploitation? Anne speaks with Dawn, Executive Director of The National Center for Sexual Exploitation, to discuss ways that anyone can join the cause to end sexual exploitation.

After The Discovery Of Betrayal: The Checklist

You’ve just learned about the lies. The betrayals. The discoveries. You are experiencing a flood of emotions, from confusion to anger to sadness to disbelief. You feel lost and devastated. Everything is foggy. What do you do now? What is your next step? Anne covers our popular and helpful checklist in this episode. Learn what to do next and how to engage in your own healing after betrayal trauma.

Is Pornography Sexual Coercion?

Is non-consensual pornography use within a relationship a form a sexual coercion? What do both sides say about this issue? We unpack some important aspects of this topic! Karen, a victim of betrayal trauma and a therapist, states, "I discovered that my husband had...

I Was A Victim Of Domestic Abuse And Everyone Blamed Me

Statistics estimate 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic violence. Anne speaks with June in this 3 part series on June’s experience with domestic abuse and violence in her home, betrayal by her husband, clergy abuse, and finding resiliency and hope amidst massive devastation and loss.

My Bishop Failed To Protect Me From Abuse

Many women do not realize the situation they are in is actually abusive. When they do realize it is an abusive cycle and they start setting boundaries, in some cases, the abuse by their husband or partner escalates. Their own trauma also increases because they understand what is happening.

Special Needs And Parenting In An Abusive Relationship

We all know women raising children with special needs. But in some situations, these women are also dealing with abuse in their relationships privately. Anne, founder of Betrayal Trauma Recovery, states, "A lot of people see the disability from the outside, but they...

The Truth About 12-Step Programs For Betrayed Partners

After betrayal, many women attend a 12-step program for betrayed spouses. These programs typically cover important life principles and offer connection to other women who are experiencing similar trauma. We examine the truth about 12 step programs: the good and the not so good. Anne speaks with Kate and Michelle about their personal journeys beyond the 12 step program and codependency model.

What’s Wrong With The Codependency Model?

The Codependency model has traditionally been used to treat wives of sexual addicts and porn users. But there has been a shift away from that model, as many see it as a form of victim blaming. Just what are the problems with codependency narratives? Are there parts that can be helpful to women? Anne speaks with survivors Kate and Michelle about their own personal journey beyond the codependency model and to the trauma model of treatment and acceptance.

The Secret To A Happy, Healthy Life

Is there a secret to having a happy and healthy life? Is there a magic formula that works for everyone to bring peace and well-being? Anne speaks with Tyler, YouTuber and mindfulness hobbyist, about seven steps to achieving a healthy, happy life.

How To Recognize Victim Blaming

We hear about victim blaming, but what is it? Women who have been lied to, manipulated, and abused in their relationship are blamed for these things. Anne speaks with Jean, BTR Coach, about how to recognize and respond to victim blaming.

Why Body Image Issues Hurt So Deeply

A woman growing up in today’s society is likely to have body image issues. With the media, consumers are inundated with the definition that the media gives us for beauty. Anne speaks with BTR Coach Jean regarding understanding body image issues and how to heal from the pain.

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