Dealing with your spouse’s infidelity has probably resulted in an all out assault on your self-respect, making you lose your sense of self-worth.
The flood of emotions that you experience after D-day can be quite overwhelming. The betrayal causes hurt and anger, and sometimes much of that anger points inward – leaving your self-confidence in tatters.
The hurt and anger that are directed inward is natural. The period after D-day is generally full of doubts about your marriage, who your spouse is, who you are, and what you want to happen next.
If it gets so bad that it’s making you sick and you feel that you can’t talk yourself through these negative thoughts, then it’s time to put in a massive effort to take care of yourself and turn things around.
Remember… only you can control what goes on in your mind.
So our discussion points for this week are:
How did discovering your spouse’s affair damage your self-respect?
What have you done to take care of yourself and gain it back?
Have you managed to regain your self-respect and self-confidence?
What actions did you take that were successful? Which ones weren’t so successful?
Remember to respond to each other in the comment section.
Linda & Doug