Cathy Armstrong MS, LPC-S
Telephone: (361) 688-8200
5934 South Staples, Suite 206
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Many times couples are faced to decide whether to stay or leave a relationship where damage has occurred from betrayal by the other partner.
Relationship repair can be difficult and very complicated to treat in therapy.
Sometimes the injured party is so angry and so hurt they begin to create further damage in the relationship.
Counseling and life coaching can be unproductive if both partners are not willing to be focusing on relationship building and repair.
Many times a client will feel justified in retaliation, pay backs, and a need to hurt the other person to "show them how it feel and make them prove how much they want them."
This behavior is only creating further relationship damage and the couple fail to make progress in therapy.
It takes both partners to fix a broken relationship.
Maturity, self control and taking responsibility for personal actions, thoughts, feelings and behaviors is a MUST to move forward!
Many individuals profit from attending couples sessions,groups or classes we offer called after the affair.
We offer services to both the person that was damaged from the affair and the one that created the affair and now is working hard to make amends and repair the broken relationship.
Cathy Armstrong offers a Holistic approach to marriage and relationship coaching and professional counseling by using a combination of spiritual counseling, the use of your "Higher Power," affirmations, goals, treatment plans and self hypnosis.
Cathy uses other tools to help her clients with developing a Mind-Body-Spirit connection with themselves and with their partners. People hear the term sex addict in the media, but it isn't well accepted within psychiatry and in mental health.
There is a lot of debate about what really defines the term hyper-sexuality, and it has not clearly been defined and agreed upon the criteria for this.
Sex addiction was once in the DSM and taken out. There had been proposals to put it back in the DSM V.
Infidelity— or cheating occurs when a partner in a marriage or committed relationship is unfaithful to their partner. The affair can severely damage a relationship and both partners. One partner’s affair can leave the other person feeling devastated and all alone. The result of infidelity can end a relationship. With commitment from both partners the relationship can be repaired and become even stronger than is was before, but the healing is complex and can be lengthy because everything has changed.
It is difficult to not look back, feel guilty, unloved, unworthy, angry, betrayed just to name a few of the feelings associated with both partners before the affair. Some of the effective ways to move past or to get over an affair and save your marriage is to identify the communication barriers, resentments, regrets and disappointments then create a vision of what you both need, want and desire to create a new life together. Learn to live in the NOW, let go of the past and have a marriage which is better than it has ever been. The past is over and in order to stop living in the past and have a happier tomorrow you have to be happy with yourself and learn to enjoy the new present. You can heal your life and your marriage through a lot of hard work, commitment, honesty, patience, and a willingness to place your relationship/marriage above all else and allow the healing to occur.
Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling Services are available to help put the pieces back together of a broken heart, a broken mind set, and a broken relationship. It is common to feel "broken, " angry with yourself, your partner and with God.
It is not too late! Learn to have faith, hope and trust. Help is available for those who help themselves!
A Spiritual Path of Faith, Acceptance, and Commitment to Heal your Mind, Heart and Soul!
Cathy Armstrong, MS, LPC-S• 5934 S. Staples, Suite 206• Corpus Christi, Texas
• Phone: (361) 688-8200