Is Pornography Sexual Coercion?

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...
The Truth About 12-Step Programs For Betrayed Partners

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?

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.

How To Recognize Victim Blaming

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.

What Are The Best Ways To Handle Triggers?

What Are The Best Ways To Handle Triggers?

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? 

Top 5 Things You Should Hear From Your Husband’s Therapist

Top 5 Things You Should Hear From Your Husband’s Therapist

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?

Can Legitimate Anger Be Helpful?

Can Legitimate Anger Be Helpful?

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.

The Truth About Wife Rape

The Truth About Wife Rape

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.

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