Women sharing strength & compassion
Healing for wives and partners of men called sex addicts
Welcome. We understand what you're going through.
When you discover that your husband or partner has been living a secret life, the feeling of betrayal is shattering. Research indicates that almost seventy percent of women who make that discovery end up with PTSD. Wives and partners of men called sex addicts need treatment for their trauma. We offer safe spaces where we help you attend to your own healing and recovery. At Sweetwater Retreats, you are the priority.
If you are like most women after discovery, you are probably experiencing significant depression, exhaustion, and maybe even physical illness. At a time when you can barely complete your usual tasks and routines, you've been expected to take on yet more responsibility as he receives treatment or no longer lives at home. It might seem as though all the focus has been on helping him while you've been left to fend for yourself. We know exactly what this feels like.
Our retreats are designed to help you concentrate on your own healing in a beautiful, peaceful, and nurturing environment. You will meet other women who are, themselves, recovering from betrayal trauma--which is just a prettied-up term for the enormous physical and emotional injury caused by someone you love and trusted. You will also learn from women who’ve suffered this abuse and not only survived but are now thriving.
You’ll have the opportunity to share your story, which will truly be heard and honored. You’ll learn different ways to process trauma and reduce symptoms. Attend educational sessions, creative therapy, and gentle yoga. Also included is a follow-up online session with trauma specialist Diane Strickland, who will help you process the retreat experience after you return home.
This is your weekend. Take long walks. Read, nap, daydream. Become friends with women who know. Get some much-needed rest and eat healthy food that you don’t have to prepare. Leave stronger and better equipped to make the right decisions for you and your children.
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Sweetwater, Chagrin Falls
June 13-16, 2019
Sweetwater, Santa Rosa Beach
October 17-20, 2019
August 15-18, 2019