A spouse’s confession of an affair is often heard like this—”Honey, I shrunk the self-confidence and sense of worth you once had!”

The messages in my inbox detailing the way people struggle to love themselves after being betrayed, flay my heart and summon the bile up from my gut. I alternately fume and lament, weep and rage on behalf of all who’ve been made to feel unworthy of a safe and protected love. All whose self-confidence has left the building along with the trust they once had for their partner. All who fall into the trap of believing their spouse betrayed them over things like the way they look, their age, or how often they desire intimacy.

Loves, you may have contributed to a state of decline in the strength of your relationship— for don’t we all sometimes? But be so careful not to confuse the ways we fall short in our relationships because we’re human with the need to accept even the smallest portion of the blame for the abysmal way you were treated by a cheating spouse.

Let’s revive your self-esteem and rev up your sense of worth with the help of Sara Evans and her marriage story, below. And me. I’ll use mine to help, too.

 

Jodie Utter

 

 


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