In this episode we discuss the practice of making gratitude daily and how can it strengthen marriage. It is such a contrary while in life's major battles to stop and practice gratitude. But what could life be like if it was put into practice?
Here are some of the highlights:
1. If there is one thing that supports recovery, it is GRATITUDE. Addiction and being stuck in betrayal trauma is about resistance to what it is. Gratitude is acceptance to what it is and mostly, grateful for what it is.
2. Gratitude is the opposite of shame. When you’re grateful for who you are and what you have, then you’re not in the scarcity mentality. You’re in the mentality of abundance and having “enough”
3. Is it possible for the betrayed to be grateful for the addiction? Can the betrayed be grateful for the spouse’s two affairs? The betrayed is in pain, in trauma and hurting, can the betrayed be grateful for that?
4. You don’t need to find gratitude in your life. It’s your choice. You can create gratitude in your life if you want to. Or you can choose to look at the glass half empty and be miserable and resistant to what it is. But remember: All of us has the ability to be grateful for something.
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I'm Brannon, and I'm an expert in treating sexual addiction, pornography addiction, and helping spouses heal from betrayal. I have over 10 years of experience helping couples, individuals and families heal from the devastating effects of addiction.
I'm an avid presenter and teacher. I know that recovery for an individual and a relationship is absolutely possible. I have both learned and developed tools that work. My greatest fulfillment in my work is helping couples in the depths of pain and despair, and walking them through the healing process.