Private Counselling for Spouses of Sex Addicts in Australia with Renown Sex Addiction Therapist: Sydney and Australia Wide Online
Need help for spouses of sex and porn addicts? As a wife or spouse of a sex or pornography addict, you most certainly experience very serious emotional upheaval upon discovery of your husband's or partner's betrayal. Many spouses of sex addicts experience significant clinical distress and sex-addiction-induced-trauma (SAI-T) and may require treatment from a specialist.
MY HUSBAND IS ADDICTED TO PORN
Expression of healthy sexual intimacy is a wonderful experience of pleasure, relaxation, and deep emotional connection. The experience of sex is very different for a sexual addict and partners of sex addicts. Sexual and pornography addictions are disorders of the brain, also termed Progressive Intimacy Disorders. Sex and pornography addiction disorders are characterised by escalations of compulsive sexual and pornographic thoughts, obsessive preoccupation with sex, escalations of sexual acts and sexual cravings, regrets, mood swings, and growing isolation. Despite the addicts' awareness of the negative consequences their behaviour is causing, they find themselves unable to stop their sexual compulsions without clinical intervention by professional sex addiction therapists. If you believe your husband or partner is addicted to sex or pornography, there is spouse support and help available for you at Sex Addiction Australia.
IS YOUR HUSBAND FULLY AWARE OF THE DAMAGE HE IS CAUSING?
As a part of sexual addiction disorder, addicts experience cognitive distortions and spiritual disconnection, and therefore tend to fail to fully appreciate the extent of the damage their behaviour is causing to their spouse and family, and to themselves. As a partner of a sex addict, you may feel helpless and isolated when observing the unfolding of your spouse's addictive problem. Sex Addiction Australia can help with our holistic spouse and partner counselling program, that provides support for partners of sex addicts.
YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME IF YOUR HUSBAND IS ADDICTED TO SEX OR PORN
Spouses of sex addicts often blame themselves, receive partner blame, or become subjected to destructive criticism from others for their partner's sexual addiction.
In reality, sexual addiction is a disorder of the brain and cannot be caused by another person. You have not contributed to the development of your husband's or partner's sexual addiction, nore was it ever in your power to stop it. Sexual addictions are the most hidden, the most personal, of all addictions. However, you may have been experiencing long standing marital problems in your couple, leading to a lack of attention from your partner, and to you feeling unattractive due to a lack of being sexually desired and loved. You may have been unwilling, or unable to give sex for various reasons. Unresolved marital and sexual intimacy problems may stand in the way, but none can create sexual addiction.
Instead, as a partner of a sex addict you are likely to experience an array of devastating and conflicting emotions, linked to sexual betrayal; shock, numbness, disbelief, disgust, emotional constriction, extreme agitation, disturbed sleep, nightmares, concentration difficulties, struggling to manage daily demands, out of character anger, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, loss of trust, feelings of unworthiness and rejection, humiliation, loss of self-esteem, loss of identity, fear of the future, and more...... and you may blame yourself.
You have NOT gone crazy, although you may feel that way. Your reactions to such sudden, unexpected, and threatening life-changing traumatic events are very normal, and have been reported to sex addiction counsellors many times.
HELPING YOURSELF, THEN HELPING YOUR HUSBAND
Your sex addicted spouse has lost control over his behaviour. There is no biological evidence that sex addicts have abnormally high sex drives. Successful sex addiction therapy enables sex addicts to fully recover and to develop normal healthy sexual intimacy. If you want to help your spouse, you need to help yourself first.
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For help for spouses of sex addicts, get in touch with Heide, principle counsellor and clinical sex therapist at ASAA, call Heide 02 9380 4486 now or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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