Partners Of Sex Addicts Betrayal Trauma

Partners of Sex Addict Counseling AustinBetrayal Trauma = PTSD

When the Sex Addict’s betrayal comes to light through disclosure the impact can cause an attachment injury, in which the relationship represents a source of danger rather than a safe place to go for emotional support. In a relationship with betrayal, the attachment bond is broken and the offended party suffers what is often called relational trauma. (more…)

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Partners of Sex Addicts Impact Letter

Partners of Sex Addicts Impact LetterPartners of Sex Addicts Impact Letter

The goal of the Partners of Sex Addicts Impact letter is to collect and organize the impacts you have experienced as the partner of someone whose sexual behaviors have wounded you. If you plan to share this letter with your partner then the use of shaming language can foster an atmosphere that doesn’t contribute to you feeling heard and understood.  (more…)

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Sexual Addiction Symptoms

Sexual Addiction Symptoms Counseling

Do You Show Sexual Addiction Symptoms?

Often men will come into their first counseling session questioning whether they have a sexual addiction or simply struggling with issues that every man struggles with. They will ask me, “Do I have a sexual addiction problem?” They are wanting to know sexual addiction symptoms and whether their behaviors match those symptoms. (more…)

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Sexual Addict Full Disclosure

sex addict full disclosure counseling round rock texasSex Addict Full Disclosure

When I work with men that struggle with sexual addiction behaviors (porn, affairs, paying for sex, etc.) and they are either married or in a relationship, I will encourage them to give a full account of their past sexual acting out behaviors. The goal of a full disclosure is in taking full responsibility with ridged honesty so the partner or spouse will begin to restore trust. We call this the Sex Addict Full Disclosure process. (more…)

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Full Disclosure Positive Outcomes

Sexual Addiction Full Disclosure Counseling

Sexual Addiction Full Disclosure

Those struggling with sexual addiction often have held past behaviors in total secrecy. Especially from their partner or spouse. The idea giving a full disclosure of their past betrayals to their partner can be an overwhelming idea. Yet my experience working with sex addicts and partners of sex addicts often strengthen their relationship much faster after the addict discloses his/her history of sexual behaviors. (more…)

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