Ask Amy: Recovering addict feels hounded by dreams
Dear Amy: I’m a wife and a mother.
Six years ago, I had an affair. It went on for about three months. At the time, my son was 3 years old and I was an active addict, making so many bad decisions.
My husband found out about all of it and wanted to work through it.
I fully expected him to divorce me and to take our son away because I was not a good mother or wife.
I've been sober for six years now, and I still feel so guilty.
I used to have dreams at least once a week about infidelity, whether it was me or my husband being unfaithful.
After these dreams, I would wake up crying and hyperventilating.
Now the dreams occur every four to six months.
How do I stop this? My husband has forgiven me, and I thought I had forgiven myself but clearly there are still some unresolved feelings on my part.
Do you have any ideas for me?