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Life After Porn Addiction: Can You Save Your Marriage?

Life After Porn Addiction: Can You Save Your Marriage?

If you or your spouse are suffering from porn addiction which has had a crippling effect on your marriage, you will no doubt be wondering whether there is hope for the future of your marriage.

Awareness

Becoming aware of the problem is the first step. Once a porn addiction has been identified, you can then begin working on recovery and healing the marriage. This can often be a trying time for both the addict and their spouse, where a lot of personal insight and honesty is required.

Open Dialogue

Keeping an open dialogue during this time is important. Both the addict and their spouse need to ensure they are keeping the lines of communication open and that discussions are had in a tactful and respectful way. This doesn’t mean the addict should dump all their baggage and dishonest moments onto their spouse, but rather reveal things in a time frame that the spouse is comfortable with.

Commitment

Once a commitment to repairing the relationship has been made, it’s important that both parties stay true to their word. This means the addict should make every attempt to continue being transparent, staying true to their word and building back some of the trust that may have been lost. For a spouse, this may mean sticking to boundaries that have been set and continuing to support the addict, compassionately.

Maintenance

Ongoing maintenance is key in continuing the recovery process of porn addiction. Attending regular counselling appointments, setting and meeting goals, maintaining a level of self-care and continuing to keep an open and honest dialogue.

How Can We Help?

The therapists at Sex Addiction Australia are experts in treating a range of sexual addictions including porn addiction. We offer one on one counselling, couples counselling and Skype counselling for those living out of Sydney.

Get in touch today!