Spouses of Sex Addicts

Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers therapy for partners and spouses of sex addicts. Couples facing recovery from sexual and porn addiction have a better chance of staying together if they commit to a rigorous course of treatment, both separately and together. Our treatment for spouses of sex addicts can help you understand your partner’s addiction and assist him or her in overcoming it.

Do your instincts tell you that something is not right in your relationship? Do you find yourself doubting your intuition? Does your spouse deny your questions, leaving you feeling like you’re “crazy” or imagining things? Have you caught your partner texting, emailing, or phoning sexual partners?

If so, then you’re probably hurt and enraged by the lies and betrayal, and you may not know where to turn. Our experience shows that processing and resolving the trauma of the betrayal is essential to moving on with your life and healing, whether or not you choose to stay in the relationship with your sex addict spouse.

At Foundations Counseling we understand the pain that spouses of sex addicts go through while coping with concerns for the family, the children, and the crisis at hand. Because of the intense feelings of shame, betrayal, and isolation that many partners of sex addicts experience, we strongly recommend that they work to come to terms with their partner’s sex addiction and explore the roles they might play in their partner’s addictive cycle.

What You Can Expect with Therapy for Spouses of Sex Addicts

If you are the partner or spouse of a person struggling with sex addiction, rest assured that the therapists at Foundations Counseling will provide you with confidential support and care during this challenging time. We help you transform a deeply distressing experience into a period of time marked by profound individual growth and deep interpersonal connection, while laying a strong foundation for enjoying a truly honest, fulfilling, and intimate relationship.

Counseling for spouses of sex addicts helps you learn how to heal and then rebuild the respect and trust your relationship needs to flourish once again. Our counselors can teach you to set relationship boundaries if your spouse is struggling with porn or a related sex addiction. Sex addicts often believe that it is something “that everyone does” and “no one is getting hurt.” Most of them are unaware of the trail of devastation they leave behind.

Sex addiction therapy for couples addresses issues such as safety, how to proceed during the first three to six months of recovery, sexual boundaries, concerns about children in the household, and lifestyle issues. In addition, spouses of sex addicts are provided with educational resources, materials that are designed to help both parties better understand the problem and begin the repair process.

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If you or someone you know is the spouse or partner of a sex addict or would like to speak with one of our marriage counselors, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.

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