This is the continuation of my interview with therapist and fellow podcaster, Tony Overbay, to talk about how couples can stay connected to each other when one partner leaves their shared faith. This is often a transition that is difficult for most couples to navigate, as a departure from the beliefs and values that brought them together can introduce new questions and fears about their future.
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My husband and I love and respect each other, but I find that when we are so stressed and worn and stretched with so much anxiety and worry, our communication spirals.
My husband was diagnosed with PTSD years ago and now it’s his excuse for showing no compassion nor love. Everything is a trigger to his PTSD.... literally everything. I believe we are in a good space then, BOOM, the shoe drops and there is a tsunami of anger, and he is threatening divorce.
I’m feeling overwhelmed as I try to rebuild my marriage after being unfaithful to my wife. We’re currently separated and she’s in a lot of pain that she regularly shares with me. Strangely, I find myself hurting in lots of unfamiliar and uncomfortable ways.
How do I deal with the guilt I’m feeling as I try to move my mentality away from pornography as an addiction to a compulsion when so much of my family and church culture have taught me otherwise?
My husband has betrayed me in countless ways over the years and we’re trying to work things out. However, he’s trying to force me to trust him sooner than I’m ready. I don’t know how to explain to him that when someone lies and lies, the other person can't just trust. Or am I wrong?