An Interview with Ruth: Recovering from the Pain of Betrayal

Don't Lose Hope

It will hurt. And hurt. And hurt. Then, one day, it will hurt less.”

This is the reality of betrayal trauma.

In the following interview, Ruth talks about her experience of recovering from learning that her partner had a sex addiction.

Counsellor: We’ve talked before about what it was like when you first discovered your husband’s addiction. Can you talk a little about what it was like, say a year or two afterwards.

Ruth: I never expected for it take so long to regain some kind of equilibrium and pick up my life again. Even a year afterwards I was still dealing with panic attacks and broken sleep 3 or 4 times a week. I was also triggered on a regular basis. The pain was constant and inescapable. I felt like I had totally lost touch with the person I used to be, and I was…

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