When celebrities confess sexual betrayal it can trigger painful feelings and memories for the partners of sex addicts. It is hard to look away when it’s all over the news, radio and internet. You may want to ask yourself a few questions:
Does it help or hurt me to give my attention to this latest scandal or story? Do I need anymore evidence that sex addiction, betrayal and loss of trust exist and damage relationships? Would it be better for me to do something affirming for myself and my healing process? Can I take a media vacation today and not get into any gossip sessions with co-workers, family and friends? Can I be honest with my partner and those I am close to and tell them the current story triggered painful and angry feelings and I need love and support and understanding?
Take a break, take a deep breathe and think about how you can have a better day.
“We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
Elizabeth Corsale, MA, MFT