I was happily married in a relationship that had been faithful for 18 years, and preparing for a 19 city speaking tour for my first book, when I found out about my husband’s affair. To say that I was blindsided by the news would be a huge understatement. I was completely and utterly devastated. I had never experienced depression in my life, and I found myself in bed 20+ hours a day. My husband and I almost never fought or raised our voices and now, I was lashing out with anger so powerful that it frightened me.
The shock of learning about my husband’s affair sent me into a two-year tailspin of anger, depression and isolation. As a result, my business suffered, my health suffered, and—most heartbreaking for me—my relationships with my children suffered.
Even so, I was lucky. I did eventually heal the pain, forgive, and find genuine peace-of-mind.
Some people hang onto the pain of betrayal for a lifetime. The effects show up on their faces, deep in their bodies and in their future relationships. I was blessed to have found a way out that not only healed me, but left me feeling happier and more desirable than I had ever felt.
Vickie is a passionate and engaging Conscious Relationship Coach, Speaker and Author who helps people to move beyond the pain of an affair. She leads intensive programs and works one-on-one with people to help them feel peaceful, happy and desirable again. Participants of her programs leave with the information, the motivation and the practical skills to create lasting change. Vickie is a seasoned life coach and an entertaining and magnetic presenter committed to helping people heal and grow.
Vickie is the author of the book Buddha Never Raised Kids and Jesus Didn’t Drive Carpool: Seven Principles for Parenting With Soul and the 6-week program audio program Parenting That Works!: How to Get Kids to Listen and Cooperate. She has appeared as a parenting expert on numerous national radio and television shows including CNN headline news. However, she considers her biggest success to be her own transformation from victim to victor. Her greatest joy is sharing the concepts she has used to heal the pain of betrayal, find her authentic self, and marry her soulmate.