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Infidelity Trauma

Infidelity Trauma Treatment at Promises

Some of the clients we treat at Promises have experienced infidelity in a relationship and feel lost, angry, or worried for their own health and the well-being of their family. For those who are recovering from PTSD after affair or a recent discovery of an affair or a partner’s sexual addiction, or who are traumatized from disclosure related to sexual addiction therapy, we gear individual therapy toward those issues.

We use the “trauma model” of treating spouses and partners of sex addicts. That means we treat our clients’ acute stress or post-infidelity stress disorder related to the betrayal. This is the primary focus of treatment, stabilization and psychoeducation, and the beginning of trauma processing.

At Promises, we offer a safe, supportive and nurturing environment where clients can recover their resilience. While here, we help equip clients with the skills to navigate trauma triggers and help their nervous system stabilize through a variety of treatment modalities.

Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder Symptoms

Many clinicians refer to the trauma inflicted by a partner’s infidelity as post-infidelity stress disorder. People struggling with this type of emotional trauma may suffer from a number of symptoms including:

  • Replaying the betrayal over and over again in their minds
  • Obsessive thoughts of their partner cheating on them
  • Unshakeable suspicion at benign occurrences
  • Feeling emotionally void or numb
  • Intense anger
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and social activities
  • Depression or hopelessness
  • Insomnia
  • Hypervigilance
  • Using drugs or alcohol to cope

People who suffer from “PTSD after affair” will need some time to heal from the intense emotional trauma and feelings of betrayal. If trying to salvage the relationship, couples therapy will be necessary. The person must also take care of themselves, and this may mean intensive outpatient treatment or inpatient care at a center specializing in trauma, especially if co-occurring issues like substance abuse are present.

You Can Heal From Trauma

Infidelity trauma can be painful and devastating, but you can heal from it. At Promises, our compassionate treatment team can bring you back to health and restore your sense of self-worth. Our expert clinicians provide treatment for trauma and the co-occurring disorders they fuel like addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and intimacy disorders. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568

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