Going Deep: Learning to Heal and Rebuild Trust After Relationship Trauma
In our last ‘Going Deep’ episode we talked about our way down; all the ways in which trust was broken and how our relationship almost ended several times. If you haven’t already listened to it, we highly recommend you take a listen to ‘Going Deep: Our Story of Infidelity, Sex Addiction, Love, and Trust’ first; it catches you up with our entire story — through the lying, cheating, broken boundaries — and how we made it through to the other side.
This episode we really wanted to focus on how we healed and learned to rebuild trust after our relationship trauma. We talk all about our experience and offer advice and tangible tips that worked for us — that hopefully, you can try on as well and see if they work for you. We also discuss some of our unique experiences.
[:34] All about this week’s ‘Going Deep’ episode.
[10:07] Sophie’s story from early childhood trauma to early relationship trauma.
[16:45] My first relationship and how that was a model for me, going forward.
[18:04] How past traumas affect your current life and how to take control.
[21:04] Our journey of rebuilding trust, the first couple years of creating boundaries, and radical transparency.
[26:33] The magic combination of allowing yourself the time to heal while putting in the work.
[32:04] The importance of going to therapy — both together and separately.
[33:26] The magic that happened after we rebuilt the trust in our relationship.
[34:02] About MDMA: What it is, what it does, and how it has been used in couples therapy.
[35:33] Our history with MDMA.
[37:36] Our journey into trying MDMA together for the purpose of therapy and how it helped us open up emotionally and physically — and sped up the process of healing.
[48:10] Summarizing the main takeaways from this episode: healing, tools, tips, boundaries, and medicine.
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