Healing from Infidelity: Why Do We Abandon Ourselves?

“Somewhere along the way in my own journey, I realized I was abandoning myself. With help from a few infidelity experts, I came to a realization that me sacrificing myself was not going to save the marriage.”

The above quote is from a woman I spoke with recently, who wept at the realization that she had abandoned herself in an attempt to save her marriage. While she was constantly trying to do whatever it took to save the marriage, her spouse was not all in. He wasn’t even half in, if you will.

For many who are trying to save their marriage, the thought of losing their significant other is excruciatingly painful and traumatic. But, one party’s efforts alone cannot save the relationship after infidelity. Along the way of repair work, we’re tempted to not stand up for our own needs in the relationship. We’re willing to abandon our wants, our needs, our desires, all in an attempt to preserve familiarity. After all, familiarity is safety. Today, I’ll share insight into how to not abandon ourselves while still trying to save our relationship.

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