The Process of Discovering Who We Really Are - And Accepting Ourselves
If you’ve had it with your husband’s pornography / sexual addiction and related behaviors, the lies, infidelity, gaslighting, narcissistic personality, etc. Betrayal Trauma Recovery is for you.
In this podcast, I read through several topics suggested in the Blue Print for Progress. Going through these topics has helped me uncover more character defects and get tot he bottom of the character defects that I'm still having trouble with.
Finding Ourselves After Being Hurt By Infidelity And Narcissistic Behaviors
This process has also helped me understand my character assets. From the Blue Print For Progress:
Knowing your weaknesses "can be an essential tool for personal growth. Many of us have been so obsessed with the behaviors of a [sexaholic] that we developed a limited sense of ourselves. We may have lost sight of our personal goals, neglected our potential, and become too concerned with our attempts to change someone else. Often our good qualities lay hidden behind frustration and fear."
Finding out who we really are "is an exercise in perception, a way to distinguish between what works in our lives and what is no longer useful or necessary."
There is no perfect way to do it, "but it is important simply to tell it like it is and to identify the areas where we have experienced the most trouble . . . our willingness to seek improvement is one of our greatest assets."
Taking inventory of ourselves is ongoing. We do it the best we can each time, each time realizing that as some of our self defeating behaviors are removed, others will become more apparent. It is the process that is important.
With the loving help of professionals who have been through the process and deeply care about you, you can take positive actions to bring safety and peace into your life - no matter the outcome of your current situation.