The real person is behind the sex addict mask

The natural consequences of sex addiction reach far beyond the addict, and touches everyone that loves them. The deception and betrayal felt by spouses, family and friends reaches far, and are difficult to stomach. When you love someone with a sex addiction life can be chaotic and you experience betrayal trauma.  The good news is,…

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I wrote about what a sex addict in real recovery from sexual addiction looks like. On the same note, what about us? This is what a woman in recovery looks like: Why do we ask this? Because recovery comes in waves for the spouse of addicts. ➡️ First Stage: It’s the, “if my husband stops…

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Dr. Omar Minwalla The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) April 2014 The Sex Addiction-Induced Trauma Model© (SAITM©) articulates thirteen dimensions of trauma relevant to the clinical impacts, injuries and symptoms among intimate partners of sex addicts, based on both qualitative research and clinical application with partners and spouses impacted by sex addiction and compulsivity.  Each…

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