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.
Triggers happen to all of us. Especially after experiencing a life-changing situation of betrayal and the trauma that comes with it. Anne speaks with Kathy Kinghorn, LCSW, on ways to handle triggers. What are the best ways to handle triggers? What are the best questions to ask ourselves as we move through the stages of grief and healing? What should we avoid?
Anne sits down with therapist Ana Marquez, who helps us learn what we should hear from our husband’s therapist. What is important to ask as we interview our husband’s therapist? What should they know about abuse and trauma? Is there red flags that we should look out for when it comes to our husband’s therapist?
Anne speaks about legitimate anger and what it means and looks like, and even why it is ok. Anger can help women set boundaries and find safety and peace in the midst of trauma and turmoil.
Anne speaks with Chaena, author of The Value in Violation, who shares her thoughts on the empowerment survivors gain from the culture of Me-Too and how pain can be transformed into power.
Join Anne as she interviews Wendy, survivor of marital rape. Listen to how this experience has impacted Wendy’s life. Gain valuable information about wife rape and sexual assault within marriage. Learn why this is so damaging and harmful to victims.
Anne speaks with Dr. Omar Minwalla about his work in implementing the trauma model to treat partners of sexual betrayal. Dr. Minwalla explains the problems with the traditional sex addiction model.
How can family and friends best support an abuse victim? What is helpful and what is harmful? What happens if you say the wrong thing? How can we build a community of support instead of blame?
It is a topic that is shrouded in controversy. Do porn users have abusive tendencies within relationships? Is there a link between porn use and abuse? What is the link between porn and aggression?
Is pornography use abusive? What about affairs and infidelity? How is cheating abuse? Why is pornography use considered abuse towards a spouse? Anne interviews Dr. Omar Minwalla on his model involving in treating sexual and abuse issues involved in pornography use and infidelity.
How does narcissistic abuse effect someone’s self-worth? Does having healthy self-esteem help in combatting the effects of the damaging type of abuse? Learn more about emotional abuse and what you can do to be safe.
The enabling of sexual abuse within the church is an issue on the forefront of the headlines. When victims of abuse seek help and assistance from their bishops, many state they experience blame, shame, guilting and fail to be protected by the church. Why is this happening within faith communities?