Shayna, Dan and Dr. Laura Berman
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Shayna says the rock climbing trip changed everything for her. "It literally felt like a spiritual awakening. I had not been able to let go for so long, and physically letting go, I was able to see what was on the other side, and it felt like freedom," she says.

Dan and Shayna felt so freed after the rock climbing wall that not only did they kiss, they even had sex. "I stopped seeing things through the eyes of my children. I think I finally realized that I am allowed to be Shayna outside of [being a] mother. I'm allowed to be a wife," Shayna says. "It doesn't mean I don't love my children, and it doesn't mean I'm not going to be there for them. Just that physical release of control to me felt so empowering that I was able to let go. ... I was able to say: 'This doesn't make a bad person. I can be Shayna. This is part of who I am.'"

FROM: In the Bedroom: Sex Therapy with Dr. Laura Berman
Published on April 08, 2010

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