S2 Ep 8: The Impact of Denial

Guest: Susan Relic

There are many ways to be in denial. Today’s episode features guest Susan Relic. After 35 years of marriage, she discovered her husband was having an affair. At least that’s what she thought at first. Then she dug a little deeper. Her husband’s sexual partners were exclusively pre-operative transgender escorts. Join us for this discussion at the very intersection of gender and sexuality, and what it is like for the wife who was caught in the middle, stumbling in the dark with no answers.

In Susan’s own words, on the role heterosexual lovers played in her healing: “Rebound sex did me good! It was like being watered…a plant in the desert having water on it for the first time in years. And it just perks up! And my depression lifted…because being starved of touch is depressing…physically it leads to a kind of depression. It’s sensory deprivation. It really was like a gray veil lifted from my life! And every day I wake up and I’m happy I’m not in that anymore!”

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