Vol. 2 No. 5
share without shame
W I had a revelation after a conversation with a friend the other day. We were discussing Facebook and a recent post, which she really enjoyed, despite the fact that her husband is NOT a sex addict. She shared the post, thinking it would help Healing Betrayed Hearts reach more women.
She was not prepared for the reaction she received!
Her husband and a couple of his friends questioned the share. Simply seeing the post elicited so much negative energy that she found herself defending her actions. Her husband couldn't understand why she chose to share it. His friends worried that something was amiss in their marriage and inquired about their well-being.
Why is this? Why is there so much shame associated with sexual addiction; to the extent that someone who doesn't have a spouse who is a sex addict can't share something without justifying her actions? Why is there such a stigma?
How can we ever heal if we are afraid? Fear immobilizes; stifle thoughts and actions; brings doubt and confusion; creates indecisiveness and stagnation; creates negativity; destroys your self-confidence; steals your peace and contentment; and causes you to hide. Left unchecked, fear will keep you in a state of frustration, discouragement and denial.
Don't let fear rule you! Stand tall in your willingness to like and share what YOU want to.
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Traci is a Betrayal Recovery Specialist and the owner of Healing Betrayed Hearts. She has almost 30 years experience recovering from a relationship with a sex addict.