Rick Reynolds, LCSW
by Rick Reynolds, LCSW
Founder & President, Affair Recovery

The Definition of Freedom - Before and After an Affair

“None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.” Goethe My wife, Stephanie, has a friend who decided to give up drinking alcohol. She's not an alcoholic and does not drink to excess. At first, the concept of eliminating alcohol from her life seemed novel, and at the very least, an interesting experiment. Her husband, while not understanding why, since alcohol had never posed a problem, was at least accepting of her choice. Historically, her alcohol use had …
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The FREEDOM factor

What an excellent article. My husband has often used (abused) the word freedom to me - saying it's what he needs!!! Especially the freedom to spend his time doing what he wants, pursuing his interests, etc... which has in turn communicated to me that I am "bondage" or the proverbial "ball & chain." He tries to hide or gets very defensive if I asking him about what he is doing. That waves HUGE red flags to me, because I figure if you have nothing to hide then you will boldly (& kindly) account for your time, or whatever you are doing. It is my belief that TRUTH SETS YOU FREE!!!

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