Q&A How Do I Salvage a Relationship with Two Best Friends Who Are Distancing Themselves from Me?

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17 months post D-Day, my two best friends confronted me again today that I need to leave my husband, because I'm not getting better and still having PTSD episodes. My husband has been sober for 17 months. It was a tough first year of slow or minimal healing progress. At 14 months, my husband finally admitted to himself and me that he had a sex addiction and started SAA. He is now working with a CSAT, and I with an APSATS. I want my friends to understand my betrayal PTSD and a realistic infidelity recovery process and timeline, as well as their words and actions that are helpful, not helpful and why. I also feel that my friends are not accepting of my choice to attempt reconciliation. It feels like they are afraid of what they do not understand, and they cannot stand seeing me in pain. I'd like to provide an opportunity for them to better understand with data from a professional authority, not just me who they say is "acting like a victim."

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