Discovering that your partner has been engaging in a secret life of affairs can be life traumatic. Post Infidelity Stress Disorder (PISD) is a term used to describe the pain, anger, and shame partners feel after discovering that they have been cheated on. In fact, research has shown that partners who have been cheated on or betrayed experience the same severity of PTSD symptoms as combat war veterans.
Do you find yourself questioning your own sanity?
Constantly checking your partners words and actions?
Chronic fear of betrayal happening again?
Are you overcompensating by over-excercising, dressing more provocatively, or taking more efforts to lose weight?
Many partners of sex addicts report that they found an odd file in their partner's computer or odd patterns in their internet history, they report noticing a sudden change in their partner's behaviors as their partner becomes more distant, sneaky, and irritable. Other partners of sex addicts are confronted with more obvious signs of infidelity, leaving images that burn into their psyche.
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In their own words: Parters of Sex Addicts:
"I feel ugly and unwanted. I love him and I hate him. I don't even know what to think anymore. My world has turned upside down."
"I just used his computer because mine died. I began typing in the search engine. My mind still doesn't fully understand what I saw."
"I cant stop with the snooping and obsessive thoughts - what is he doing, where is he, who is he talking to? It's like nothing else matters in the world."