Ingeborg Kraus, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and an expert on psychotraumatology. From 1995 to 2002 she did humanitarian work in Bosnia and Kosovo, especially working with women victims of sexual violence. She assisted in setting up one of the first shelters for women victims of domestic violence in Kosovo. Since 2011, she has her own counseling practice in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2013, she co-founded the Stop Sex Buying Network in Germany. In 2014, she started the appeal of the German Psychotraumatologists Against Prostitution; and in 2015, she initiated a petition to abolish prostitution in Germany. She is a member of the German Society for Psychotraumatologists, the German Society for Trauma and Dissociation, and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. http://www.trauma-and-prostitution.eu
Shadow women are women whose husbands betray them by using prostituted women. Until now, there has been almost no attention paid to the harm to the wives or partners of men who use prostituted women. In this interview, Dr. Ingeborg Kraus talks to the former wife of a sex buyer. She describes the impact of her husband’s betrayal on her and her family. This type of harm needs to be taken seriously and more research done on it.
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"Shadow Women: Wives Betrayed by Sex Buyers,"
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