Learning that your spouse is involved in sexual behavior outside of your marriage is often devastating. Whether they are involved in extramarital affairs, prostitution, or viewing pornography - the discovery can be overwhelming. The good news is, recovery is possible. Roy Bobbitt Counseling offers counseling in Dublin, OH that can help you and and your marriage heal. I can meet with you, or collaborate with your individual therapist. Recovery often means individual therapy for both you and your spouse, as well as marital counseling to help the marriage be restored. It is important to find therapists who are experienced at working together to provide treatment to both of you. In counseling, you can talk about your struggles, set goals, and begin to heal.
Research with the betrayed partners of sex addicts shows that sexual addiction damages not only the marital relationship, but the betrayed spouse's emotions. Unsurprisingly, almost every person surveyed said their addicted partner’s behavior impacted them in numerous negative ways – loss of self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, inability to trust, reduced ability to enjoy sex and romance, etc.
For instance, one study of women married to sexually addicted men found that, upon learning of their husband’s serial infidelity, many of these women experienced acute stress and anxiety symptoms characteristic of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Typically, this manifested in one or more of the following ways:
This does not necessarily mean that betrayed partners of sex/porn addicts should be diagnosed and treated for PTSD; it simply means that, for a time, they tend to manifest various symptoms of PTSD. This is understandable, too. Maybe even expected. As survivors of chronic betrayal trauma, it is perfectly natural for a cheated-on partner to respond with rage, anger, fear, and other strong emotions.
The above information is taken directly from the website of Robert Weiss, MSW, a leading expert on sex and porn addiction. Please visit his website for more excellent information.
You can find his website at this link: https://www.robertweissmsw.com
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