Wives of sex addicts are a lonely and neglected group, according to Doug Weiss, a psychologist and executive director of the Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Recovery from sexual addiction in a marriage is threefold: the husband, the wife and the recovery of the marriage itself. Treatment can include individual and couples therapy, as well as inpatient or outpatient treatments. Numerous 12-step programs can also help end the secrecy and reduce the shame associated with sex addiction.
Porn addicts cannot heal by suggesting or believing that anything about their wives has contributed to their addictive behavior—from physical appearance to sexual availability, communication style, professional identity, occupation, spiritual maturity, personal disposition, or anything else.
Sex addicts are notoriously careless with their (and your) health. In active sex addiction, safer sex is not a priority. So, as soon as you learn that your partner has cheated on you, you should visit your primary care physician, asking for a full STD screening. Don’t have unprotected sex with the addict.
Because women are usually hesitant to open up about their addiction to pornography, when they finally do seek treatment, they’ll often only admit to their addiction-related symptoms, such as sexual dysfunction, depression, relationship troubles, etc.
The Silent Suffering of Spouses Dealing with Sexual Addiction in Marriage Something isn’t right–at least, that is what your heart is telling you. But there seems to be no evidence to support your feeling.
Wives of sexual addicts are the most misunderstood group in our churches today. They are often overlooked, misunderstood, and mislabeled. They are overlooked when the husband’s addiction is revealed and the primary focus becomes getting him on the right path.
4 myths about the wives of porn addicts August 18, 2016 by Vicki Tiede The world finds lust, fantasy, masturbation, and pornography not only acceptable, but something to be elevated and encouraged, because they’ve embraced the belief that if anyone is being hurt, it’s only the person looking at porn.
6 Ways to Raise a Sex Addict. In my seven years of counseling sex addicts and their wives, I’ve seen some common themes amongst the sex addicts’ families of origin. I’d like to share them with you today. Here are six ways to raise a sex addict.
The Wives Crisis Point: Realizing That Your Husband is a Sex Addict. by Mike Genung. In the book of Job, we find a man going through one of the most horrific trials in the Bible. God allows Satan to attack Job; he loses his business, employees, finances, and children within hours.
I even sought out my Bishop, joined a 12 Steps support group for wives of addicts, found a therapist, and joined the Hope and Healing LDS Forum for wives and ex-wives of pornography/sex addicts. On this forum, I met women just like me, who were seeking …
The following are some of the questions that wives ask the most about sexual addiction, along with Dave’s answers, adapted from Meg’s book, Hope After Betrayal. You can also hear an interview with Meg on FamilyLife Today .
Feb 07, 2011 · What Wives of Sex Addicts Deserve to Know About Their Husband’s Recovery Wives of sex addicts early in recovery live in fear. Even wives of sex addicts farther along in recovery may still be living in fear, or that old fear may creep up again, if you aren’t keeping her …
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The Role of Gaslighting in Sexual Addiction By Rob Weiss, LCSW on January 2, 2015 in Sex Addiction Expert Blogs 0 Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented, usually repeatedly, as true, causing the victim to doubt his or …