Part 3: Self Care
The Affair First Response Guide was written to be the first step in navigating the turbulent waters after infidelity is discovered in a marriage. Part two of this guide was created to help you understand what infidelity is by definition and how to identify behaviors that are often considered unfaithfulness to a relationship.
What Is Self Care?
It’s taking care of yourself so you can show up well in your life. This includes caring for your spirit, your body, and your mind. Surviving an affair will be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. If you do not take care of you everything else gets harder. It is harder to make good decisions. It is harder to stave off depression and anxiety. You won’t be able to adequately care for those who depend on you
Caring For Your Spirit:
Even though you may feel frustrated/ confused/ disappointed/ angry with God you are going to need His help to get through this. If you are isolated from the body of Christ (i.e. The Church) you are cut off from one of the primary sources of support God has for you. This leaves you vulnerable to attacks from the enemy. We would encourage you to:
Caring For Your Body:
Taking Care of Your Mind
Giving Yourself Permission to Be...
Don'ts of Self Care
- Post on Social Media
- Binge eat, drink, shop
- Make major life decisions (divorce, change job, move)
- Tell family prior to talking to a professional
- Take responsibility for your spouse's behavior or choices
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