Dos and don’ts for the partners of sex addicts

After discovering a partner, spouse or loved one has a sexual addiction, you may put all your focus on your significant other. You may focus on how to help the addict and what steps can be taken to get them professional therapy. However, as the partner of someone with a sexual addiction, you will need […]

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Should You Leave Your Relationship With A Sex Addict

Sex addiction can be difficult to understand. It can be caused by a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, dysfunctional attachments, and other problems that drive vulnerable individuals towards isolation and self-sufficiency. In some people, neurotransmitter disorders and PTSD from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can contribute to sexual addiction. For people involved with sex […]

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The most common question: is this going to get better?

So somehow, you learned about your partner’s sexual addiction. Maybe a friend told you, maybe you found evidence on the computer, or maybe your spouse admitted it to you. However you found out, you’re going to be going through a lot of emotions. A lot of different thoughts will be going through your head in […]

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The stages of recovery for the partner of an addict

Much like we have come to acknowledge the five stages of grief when someone experiences a great loss – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – those in recovery as partners of sexual addicts also go through stages. The person addicted to sex or pornography will also go through the same stages of recovery. However, both […]

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The first steps – what to do as the partner of a sex addict

Most times, partners of sexual addicts learn about their partner’s secret on accident. This could be through a friend, by discovering internet search history or coming across other undeniable evidence. Or, your partner may choose to tell you they have a pornography addiction. Regardless, once you know, it’s impossible to go back. You may have […]

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Is Your Partner a Sex Addict?

Have you ever wondered if your partner is a sex addict? Perhaps you’ve long had your suspicions or a recent incident caused you to entertain the possibility in your mind? In any case, the idea that your partner may be a sex addict can be devastating.  As in many relationships, sex is probably a significant […]

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Taking a Realistic Approach to Healing: Starting ground rules for partners

Chances are, the pain and hurt from infidelity were not caused overnight…  It took weeks, months or even years of build up that has led you and your significant other to this point. Because of that, you won’t be able to solve your problems overnight. In addition to recovery from sexual addiction, you’ll need to work […]

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6 steps for the partner of a sex addict

Many times after someone discovers their partner is a sexual addict, all the focus is on the addict: What can be done to help them recover from the addiction? In the drive to get the addict help, partners sometimes let their own recovery fall to the wayside. Many partners of sexual or pornography addicts often […]

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Why am I involved?

Three reasons the partner of a sexual addict should be involved in the recovery process. Sometimes, partners of those with a sexual addiction have a similar questions — why do I need to be involved in this process? Why is this recovery my burden as well? Many partners in North Idaho or Washington have questions […]

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How much should a partner know about their significant other’s sexual addiction?

Many partners find out about their significant other’s sexual addiction by accident — a friend tells the partner or they find signs of the addiction on the computer — or maybe the addict decides on their own that it’s time to seek help. No matter how the partner learns about the sexual addiction, it will […]

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