How a Relationship Can Survive Sex Addiction

How a Relationship Can Survive Sex Addiction

You may think it’s completely impossible for a relationship to survive sex addiction, particularly when infidelity and cheating are involved. But many couples and families have recovered from the turmoil of sex addiction and come out the other side stronger than ever.


This may be the hardest part about recovering from sex addiction; coming clean about everything.

Whilst we understand how difficult it can be for an addict to be transparent about their behaviour, infidelities and lies, it can also be the most important aspect of the relationship surviving. That being said, a spouse or partner can decide how much they find out and when, as discovering a partner’s infidelity can be very overwhelming.


One of the biggest keys to overcoming sex addiction in a relationship is to ensure the lines of communication are always open. It’s equally important for both the addict and the spouse to communicate clearly their emotions, fears and concerns with one another rather than letting things bottle up and become bigger issues.


Once a sex addict commits to recovery, it’s important that they stick with it, even when things get tough. Treatment is never easy but when an addict shows their spouse or partner they’re willing to push through the hard stuff in order to salvage the relationship, it will demonstrate a real commitment to the relationship. Commitment can come in many forms, whether that’s showing up to therapy, being more honest or allowing their partner to question them without becoming angry or frustrated.

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