Partners who have discovered affairs, compulsive use of pornography, or other disturbing sexual behavior
Discovering that your partner has been sexual outside of your relationship is painful, even devastating. But what if this behavior continues, even after you've threatened, pleaded, yelled, changed your body, your hair, your sexual behavior, did more, tried to be more, begged, understood, and forgave? Even after your partner promised he or she would never be unfaithful again? It is easy to feel confused about this kind of sexual behavior. It goes beyond one affair or a bad habit. It seems like your partner can't or won't stop, no matter what you do.
Those in a relationship where these behaviors have occurred often feel lost. They don't know where to turn. And they feel like their life will never be the same again. In fact, research shows that people who've experienced this kind of infidelity may actually suffer from trauma. They may begin to have symptoms similar to those with PTSD. Partners of recovering addicts know that even when the addict seems to be getting better, the partner may be feeling worse. Even if the addict gets into recovery and stops acting out behaviors, the partner may continue experiencing symptoms of trauma.
At the Trauma and Addiction Recovery Center, we are specially trained and experienced in helping partners who've been betrayed by a loved one's sexual behavior. You are not alone anymore! Contact us and start your recovery journey today.
Keep scrolling to learn more about Betrayal Trauma and to learn the services (in addition to individual and couple therapy) TARC offers to help partners recover. You may also take the assessment below to understand better how your loved one's sexual betrayal has hurt you.
Are you wondering if your partner's sexual behavior has negatively affected you? Answer these questions to see how your answers compare with partners of sex or pornography addicts.take assessment
This treatment program is for men struggling with problematic sexual behaviors including sex addiction or pornography addiction. Our unique Saturday-based treatment schedule is perfect for out-of-town participants as well as those with weekday work responsibilities that might impede treatment. Treatment includes weekend programs, individual, and couples’ therapy sessions. Click here to learn more.
Partners who've been betrayed by a loved one's sexual acting out also need support; intimacy betrayal can feel overwhelming. Learn how betrayal trauma has affected you and specific steps to start your own recovery. The Phoenix Program can also help prepare partners for a full therapeutic disclosure to help your relationship heal. Treatment includes group, individual, and couples’ therapy sessions. Click here to learn more.