Partners of Sex Addicts
Finding a safe place to process a partner’s sexual acting out behaviors 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 your partner’s acting out behaviors or your decision of whether or not to stay in the relationship in light of them. Your concerns are real and valid — if you are struggling with a loved one’s 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.
The compassion I have for people struggling through this is huge. I am committed to helping partners of sex addicts get the help and support they need. Reach out.