Together we can heal.
The LifeStar Getting Started Workshop becomes a bridge from disconnection to connection as men and women learn to share with others, and then rebuild the relationship deeply with their spouse. In this group addiction and betrayal recovery setting, our marriage therapists will help you develop the needed skills to move forward together.
What does recovery look like for couples experiencing addiction, infidelity, and betrayal trauma?
Not only does the husband learn to talk about his addictive behaviors with other men, but, more importantly, he also practices sharing his emotional world. Betrayed women also learn how to open up about their fears, doubts, needs, and other emotions to other women. This gives them a chance to clarify and identify what they really need when they communicate with each other.
This is a crucial element in any successful affair recovery or pornography addiction recovery program. Clearly sharing what you are feeling to your spouse opens doors to understanding and empathy in the relationship, that otherwise would not have been possible.
Couples recovery through the LifeStar Getting Started Workshop, then, becomes the place where husbands and wives get to live what they’ve learned and practiced in their individual recovery exercises. Healthy emotional intimacy requires ongoing practice from both partners in the relationship. Couples patiently learn how to open up and share deeper feelings and needs with each other. Men learn how to fix infidelity and overcome destructive sexual addictions while communicating empathetically with their wives who may still feel wounded by betrayal after an affair.
As they learn to express emotional and physical vulnerability with each other, couples not only experience a more satisfying relationship, they also heal the effects of addiction and betrayal trauma. For many couples, LifeStar’s recovery workshop is the needed catalyst to begin that healing process in their marriage.
In summary, a couple’s recovery begins with:
- Seeking a qualified sex addiction and betrayal trauma therapist to help structure their combined recovery efforts.
- Completing a formal disclosure with the support of a qualified marriage therapist.
- Learning about the cause of addiction, infidelity, and betrayal trauma.
- Understanding how they miscommunicate with each other.
- Learning how to support each other throughout addiction and affair recovery.