Sophie’s husband is an extremely successful businessman, and he has a very public profile.
Sophie didn’t always feel this way, she had met her husband when they were very young, and together they built his career until he became a household name. The epitome of success. Sophie built their home and became a mum and worked very hard to keep their family, home and business in order to make sure her husband could do his job without distraction or the stress that is usual in a growing family.
Sophie started to feel like a trophy wife. She lost her sense of self. She learned to play the part so well that the world around them thought they had it all. Deep down Sophie felt like a fraud and she was desperate to maintain the façade. Always fearing that someone was just waiting in the shadows to take her place. When they were out in public, they both looked flawless and everyone admired them both.
Together, they looked like the perfect couple. ‘Picture Perfect’ were Sophie’s exact words. But the truth was, behind closed doors it was far from perfect. Sophie felt emotionally abandoned by her husband and as each day passed their marriage began to feel more and more like an arrangement. Sophie started to feel that their public profile became the focus of their relationship. All based on appearances...
Sophie’s husband did not look at her the way he used to, compounding the rejection and abandonment Sophie already felt. Somewhere, somehow, she had become an afterthought in this marriage and the only thing that seemed to matter now was how they were perceived by everyone around them.
Sophie’s self-esteem had taken a beating. Somewhere, somehow, she found herself living in the shadow of her successful husband and she had lost her sense of self. The worst thing was, Sophie didn’t even know when or how this happened.
Sophie completed the ‘find your light program’ and she hasn’t looked back. Sophie made a commitment to herself to do the inner work that was required for her to re-establish her self-confidence, reinvent her identity and sense of self.
Sophie loved her husband and her children very much. However, she realised the importance of finding her sense of self again and rebuilding her self- esteem. Sophie was committed to improving her relationship with her husband and getting her marriage back on track. Sophie knew that she was the key to changing her situation, because she knew that no matter what happened, she couldn’t go on the way she was for much longer.