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

Expectations of Empathy: A Betrayed Spouse’s Journey

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Each week, my staff and I work hard to find content that's not only comforting, but insightful and revealing. When one spouse can understand what's reasonable and what's to be expected in healthy recovery, much needed perspective is found, momentum is gained and healing can flourish. Alternatively, when one spouse feels as though they are on a completely different island than the other, disconnection occurs and recovery spirals.

Our Recovery Library is filled with over 3,000 pieces of hard hitting and insightful information designed specifically with those in mind who are in crisis and looking for direction. This week I'd like to highlight three new additions to our library which will help provide both clarity and hope for those who are suffering and looking for direction.

Recently, a subscriber posed the question to me in our Expert Q & A, asking, "What Are Reasonable Expectations for My Unfaithful Spouse's Behavior?":

Clients of ours frequently find themselves wondering "What is the best approach for us: EMS Weekend or EMS Online?" Such is the case with another subscriber who asked what program they should pursue for their recovery:

Finally, Samuel shared a video blog entitled "Empathy: A Game Changer in Recovery". Empathy is a critical piece to the puzzle for unfaithful spouses to "get it". I think Samuel does a concise and wonderful job explaining why empathy is so critical to the healing process:

If you're hurting and need help, we have several ways to support you in your recovery. I'd like to personally invite you to consider doing what you've never done, to experience healing you've maybe never experienced. Our resources are more than capable of bringing about healing and transformation to even the most difficult situation. The time to take action is now. Whether it be pursuing recovery for yourself or for you and your spouse, we can help. Harboring Hope, our course for betrayed spouses, opens today at 12:00 PM CST. If you are the betrayed partner looking for a safe place to find healing, I encourage you to register as soon as you can.



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