Spouses and partners of sex addicts go through many common experiences as they attempt to cope with the often devastating disclosure of sex addiction in someone they love. The impact of the discovery and the experience of betrayal are almost universal. The affects on relationships are profound.
There are many ways the spouse or partner of the addict can deal effectively and productively with the process of intervention, treatment and healing. Despite the experience of devastation and the breach of trust, a great many couples do stay together and rebuild their relationship on a healthier footing.
Partners and spouses need to get the support they need and recognize that they cannot go back to the way things were. But they can, in the long run, build a new relationship with their partner based on trust, honesty and a willingness to be vulnerable.
The video above is a 40 minute livestream that I gave for PornHarms.com. It outlines the whole process from the initial discovery to getting help to couple recovery. Please post your own reactions and experiences or other comments as they may be a great help to others.