In the first video of this 3-part series, I explained and illustrated four examples of adverse factors husbands can bring into their marriage with a survivor of sexual abuse. Adverse factors are the perspectives and behaviors a husband brings into his marriage that mimic the events surrounding his wife’s sexual abuse and/or clash with the effects of her abuse.
Investing time and thought into the past and present of our marriage will reveal the adverse factors that affect our marriage. The series’ second video took us back to our family of origin, where many of our perspectives and behaviors were birthed. We often discover that the scripts and scenes from our childhood home reveal adverse factors that we may adopt in our lives and carry into our marriages.
Investing time and thought into the past and present of our marriage will reveal the adverse factors that affect our marriage.
There are two more domains to explore. This third video will examine our lives’ hidden aspects and past trauma(s), which also give birth to adverse factors.
Unless we examine (a) our family of origin, (b) any hidden parts of our lives, and (c) any trauma in our lives and understand their impact on our lives, we will contribute to and continue in an unhealthy relationship in the present.
Continue your exploration with the third video in the Adverse Factors 3-part series.