Infidelity/Partners of Sex Addicts

The compassion I have for people struggling through infidelity is huge. 

Finding a safe place to process a partner’s infidelity is a challenge. You may worry that friends won’t understand or will gossip about your partner’s behavior.  You may have concerns that you will be judged for what they did or your decision of whether or not to stay in the relationship in light of what they did.  Your concerns are real and valid — if you are struggling with a loved one’s infidelity (sexual, emotional or otherwise) or sexual acting out behaviors, it helps to have someone who understands the complexity of these issues to help you navigate your way through it.  I get it.  I understand it.  I know it’s painful.

Everything from your view of your relationship to your view of yourself may have taken a huge hit.  Trying to make sense of it all when you may not even be clear on what it all is or what’s been going on is overwhelming, especially when you don’t know who you can trust with it.  And unlike other addictions or mental health issues, people don’t talk about this when it comes up in their lives so it’s especially hard to make sense of and get support. 

But you are not alone.  Others have been through it.  Others have survived it.  You can too.  I provide individual therapy to people struggling with a partner’s infidelity and I also have experience working with partners of sex addicts. In addition, I work with couples struggling to recover and grow after infidelity.   

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