Will I ever be happy again? If your spouse has had an affair, this is likely one of the many questions you have asked yourself. And it is no wonder. Betrayal by a spouse or significant other is one of the most painful things a person will ever have to face. Although it is a highly personal experience, it is also something that is best faced with the support of others who are caring, compassionate and understanding.
Beyond Betrayal is an 8-week healing/support group for individuals who are in varying stages of dealing with the pain of being betrayed by a spouse or significant other. During the 8 sessions, which are led by a National Board Certified Counselor especially trained in trauma, you will meet and learn from others like you who just want to feel normal again and want to stop living on an emotional roller coaster. You have no control over what has happened in your past, but you can be empowered to move forward in your future in a strong, focused and healthy way.
Group meetings last about an hour and a half and can include from four to eight members. This group is offered 4 times a year and once it begins the group is closed to new members. This helps the group members get to know each other and to develop trust within the group. Additionally, the first group meeting is foundational for all the other sessions, so if you cannot be at the first meeting, it will be best for you to wait until the next start date. Confidentiality is stressed within the group.
Weekly focus for group meetings will be:
- Week 1: Who’s mowing my yard?
- Week 2: Dealing with Feelings…or…Am I Crazy?
- Week 3: Minimizing the Damage…or…Is Murder Allowed?
- Week 4: Stages of Healing…or…Where, Oh Where Am I?
- Week 5: Ouch!!
- Week 6: The Risk Factor
- Week 7: Rebuilding Trust…Is it Possible?
- Week 8: Building Intimacy, Again or for the First Time.
Do you feel like you are going crazy?
Do you feel like your emotions are all over the place?
Do you feel like you’ve been punched in the gut, like your chest is going to explode, like you’ve been hit with a hammer? Do you feel angry, guilty, crazy? Do you feel dead inside? Do you have headaches, backaches, stomachaches? Do you want to sleep all the time? Can you not sleep? Do you question everything your spouse has ever told you? Do you want to save your marriage some days and contemplate murder the next? Do you blame them, then blame yourself, love them then hate them?
If you are dealing with an affair in your marriage, you may be experiencing all of these things and more. Discovering the unfaithfulness of a partner can be one of life’s most difficult circumstances but there is a way through and there is hope.
Beyond Betrayal is sold as a package. Cost for the 8-week session package is $320.
Payment can be made up front or in 8 payments of $40. To make weekly payments, a charge or debit card number must be kept on file. Your card will be charged weekly, independent of attendance.
The Beyond Betrayal group was designed to help you navigate the difficult waters of life following an affair. In this group, you will meet others who are also healing. You will learn from their experiences and receive comfort and strength from others who “get it.” You will receive help from a caring professional who is experienced in sensitively dealing with those who have been eaxactly where you are and in helping hurting people find relief.
The 2014 Summer Session is currently in progress. The Fall Session will begin September 2, 2014.