Because the aftermath of discovering betrayal can be so emotionally overwhelming, one of the coping behaviors that many partners employ is to block out what they have learned or sweep it under the proverbial rug. This is different from putting aside your thoughts and feelings about what happened in order to pick the kids up from school, grocery shop, or meet a project deadline at work. That is a necessary, good, helpful skill that enables you to continue to function.
I’m talking here about forgetting that your partner is a sex addict or forgetting the behaviors that were disclosed because it feels too daunting to live in that reality. To read more go to www.PartnerHope.com.