“I have these awful images of the affair, and I can’t seem to make them stop. They just keep playing over and over again like a horror film. I see him with her doing . unnamable things . It feels like I am slowly going crazy .”
I hear my clients say things like this all the time. They are haunted by images of their spouses cheating with the paramour-even when they have no idea what the paramour looks like or what the two of them might have done together.
Despite their best efforts to stop this barrage of painful images they can’t seem to shut off their mental movies.
It’s one of the awful, though not at all uncommon, outcomes of being injured by an affair.