Betrayal Trauma Recovery - BTR.ORG

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By: Anne Blythe, M.Ed.

btr.org - btr.org has daily, online Group and Individual Sessions for victims of emotional & psychological abuse and sexual coercion. For women experiencing pain, chaos, and isolation due to their husband’s lying, gaslighting, manipulation, porn use, cheating, infidelity, emotional abuse, and narcissistic abuse. Labeling a victim as "codependent" is a form of victim blaming. Pornography addiction / sex addiction are a domestic abuse issue. Narcissistic abuse is not a communication issue. We help women who are married, separated, or divorced heal through establishing emotional safety. If you suspect your husband is a narcissist, a pornography addict, or emotionally abusive, th...

The "Sex Talk": What YOU Need to Know
#325
04/09/2024

Wondering how to have the sex talk with your kids? Here are a few ideas to help you be a safe place for your kids to turn for sex education.

Dina Alexander, founder and CEO of Educate and Empower Kids shares what YOU need to know as you prepare to have the sex talk with your kids. Topics include sex, pornography, and body image.

This episode is Part One of Anne’s interview with Dina Alexander.
Part One: The “Sex Talk”: What YOU Need to Know (this episode)
Part Two: Learn How to Teach...


When His Sexual Fantasy Signals Abusive Control
04/02/2024

In an informal survey of sex addicts, they relayed that fantasy about sex was mainly about control. They admitted that when they couldn’t control sex, it was frustrating. If you’re married to a man like this, here’s what you need to know.

Manipulative Men Enjoy Fantasy Because They Can Control Every Detail

Any domestic violence expert will tell you that the heart of abuse is control. Abuser’s are more interested in a specific outcome than their wife’s well being. So as they’re likely to use manipulation and control to achieve the...


Divorcing Your Emotionally Abusive Husband: What You Can Expect
#324
03/26/2024

J.R. is back on The BTR.ORG Podcast sharing her story. She struggled to know if she should divorce her emotionally abusive husband. Then she struggled to know if her her religious beliefs allowed her to divorce him for emotional abuse. She also struggled with whether or not she wanted to divorce him. If you relate to this, hopefully this information and her story will help you.

This episode is Part Two of Anne’s interview with J.R.
Part One: My Husband Says I’m the Problem. Is He Right?
Part Two: Divorcing Your...


My Husband Says I'm The Problem In Our Marriage
#323
03/19/2024

J.R. spent nearly a decade “working on herself”, trying to be a better wife to improve her marriage. She didn’t know she needed to learn about emotional and psychological abuse to realize that she wasn’t the problem. If you’re husband says your the problem, there may be something else going on.

This episode is Part One of Anne’s interview with J.R.
Part One: My Husband Says I’m the Problem. Is He Right? (this episode)
Part Two: Should I Divorce My Husband for Emotional Abuse? Can I?

Could I Be The...


Sad News About A Beloved Member of Our Team
03/16/2024

Remembering Coach Katherine

We loved Katherine so much. Katherine was kind and fierce at the same time. All she wanted was to help deliver women from suffering and harm.

She will be greatly missed.

We LOVE you Katherine!


Where Can I Find Resources to Stop Human Trafficking?
#322
03/12/2024

The global severity of human trafficking and sexual exploitation is clear. Melea Stephens is on The Betrayal Trauma Recovery Podcast to explain what you can do to stop human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Here at BTR.ORG, we deeply appreciate the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and the important work they do. Learn more about NCOSE here.

Help Stop Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation Today

You can join the fight today. Start by:

Subscribing to NCOSE emails Subscribing to NCOSE Updates & Actions alerts Reading and sharing the 2023 NCOSE Dirty Dozen List “Lending Yo...


How to Set Boundaries in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship
#321
03/05/2024

Learning how to set boundaries in an emotionally abusive relationship may feel confusing and overwhelming. But here at BTR.ORG, we know that with the proper tools – including support and self-compassion – you can master boundary-setting and begin your journey to emotional safety and healing.

Elizabeth, a member of the BTR.ORG community, is back on the podcast, sharing the second part of her story. As she learns and grows, so do her safety boundaries. Tune in and read the full transcript below for more.

This episode is Part 2 of Anne’s interview with Elizabeth.
Part 1...


Is the Cycle of Abuse Real? How To Identify Hidden Abuse Early On
#320
02/27/2024

Although it might not necessarily look like a cycle, emotional abuse shows up in patterns. If you know what to look for, understanding the cycle of abuse can help you understand your situation.

“I felt like something was off…but I didn’t know what to look for.”

Elizabeth, like many victims of hidden abuse, felt unsettled early on in the relationship. But she didn’t have the language or professional support to identify that her abusive husband was putting her through the devastating cycle of abuse. Tune in and read the full transcript below for more...


Emotions in the Aftermath of an Abusive Marriage
#319
02/20/2024

In the aftermath of an abusive marriage, many victims still have to work toward physical safety – but after physical safety has been achieved, there is a spectrum of emotions to process.

Vicki is on The BTR.ORG Podcast in the final installment of her three-part interview, sharing her joys, insecurities, fears, and hopes in the aftermath of her thirty-year abusive marriage. Tune in to the podcast and read the full transcript below.

This episode is Part 3 of Anne’s interview with Vicki. 
Part 1: Walking Away After 30 Years of Narcissistic Abuse
Part 2: This is How You K...


"I Left My Abusive Marriage After 30 Years"
#318
02/13/2024