A new Partners of Sex Addicts group is forming now. Click here to open a flyer or see below for details:
Thursdays | 4:30pm – 6:00pm | $50 per session | Start date: mid-April 2016
To find out more about the group or to register, contact our office at (816) 945-2277 and ask for Kathy.
We will get started as soon as we have 10 people committed to the group. We anticipate at least 20 weeks (more if the participants want to continue) and will cover topics such as: the trauma of discovery, healthy boundaries, effective communications, self care, disclosure, living in recovery, managing anxiety and depression, who to tell and when, should we tell our children?, and much more.
Here is what you can expect in group therapy:
When someone is injured, it is a natural instinct to seek out others for safety and healing. Seeking out that support may be difficult for partners of sex addicts due to the real or perceived shame from those you typically ask for help. Often, a partner’s self-worth is damaged and they wonder what is wrong with them, asking questions such as “Am I not good enough for him/her?” and “How could I not see that something was going on”.
No one understands the reality of the emotions you are going through better than individuals who have experienced the trauma of discovering their partner is sexually addicted. Partners’ group therapy is an environment in which stories can be shared safely without shame or being blamed for a sex addict’s behaviors. At Counseling & Recovery Partners, groups typically consist of 8-10 individuals who have been through the discovery of a sexually addicted partner. In addition to sharing your story, you will also receive support and feedback on the boundaries you choose to set for emotional and physical safety in your relationships, you’ll learn different ways to communicate, healthy skills for managing anxiety and depression, and find friendship and support.
Partners who have gone on to experience trusting and intimate relationships have reported that the support they received in group therapy was crucial for their success in recovery. That recovery starts with sharing your story with others who understand the wounds you have experienced and begin moving towards the future that you want and deserve.