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.
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.
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.
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.
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.