Are You Married To A Sex Addict?

Finally You Have Found a Place of Truth and Support

Partners Are Priority!

For over a decade the Married to a Sex Addict and The Sisterhood Of Support websites have been providing online Partner support; making STD testing for Partners the first priority, developing resources, exploring new treatment options and more, without funding or influence from religious groups or the sex addiction treatment industry.

We are here for Partners. We have always been here for Partners.

WIVES AND PARTNERS OF SEX ADDICTS

Are you getting the feeling that the therapist doesn’t understand your experience or perspective?

Do you feel pigeon-holed by an ill-fitting sex addiction treatment model?

Are you suffering every day without your needs being anyone’s priority?

It doesn’t need to be that way at all.

Finally there is a program that makes YOU a priority and helps YOU recover from your trauma.

A NEW RESOURCE!

FINALLY!

A Trauma Recovery Program

Just for

Partners of Sex Addicts!

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NOW AVAILABLE!

Coaching for Partners of Sex Addicts.

One-on-one Skype or phone coaching sessions for wives and partners of sex addicts with Diane Strickland are now available through the Sisterhood Of Support.

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If you are or have been a wife or partner of someone who is engaging in secret or blatant sexual activities with people other than you, you are likely overwhelmed with hurt and shock. Diane is now offering coaching for Partners of sex addicts.

Dealing with this trauma includes:

  • a steep and painful learning curve
  • a bundle of debilitating trauma symptoms
  • a sense of isolation
  • a lack of credible research data on this topic
  • a doubtful treatment protocol
  • lots of expensive “solutions” advertised with no reliable outcomes
  • trying to avoid treatment-induced partner trauma
  • getting up every day to go to work, care for children and others, etc.

Having the opportunity to talk one-on-one with someone who understands this landscape of trauma and treatment confusion may help you to get your feet under you and begin to find your way forward.

But who would you be talking with?

A critical thinker with decades of experience dealing with people, Diane also provides strategic coaching to help you identify and pursue your goals in mediation processes, custody evaluations, visitation issues and court proceedings. Learn how to tell your story effectively and bring your concerns forward in ways that allow key decision-makers to use their power without taking sides.

Diane Strickland has been in your shoes. She gets it. She understands what is at stake for you. She knows you have to find your way through this with compassion, fidelity to your core values, and the courage to grow.

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Has Anyone Else Gone Through a Similar Thing? He is a Porn Addict

I received this e-mail from a woman who is involved with a porn addict. She wonders if anyone else has had a similar experience. Please offer her your support and advice. ~ JoAnn My story: [...]

An Open Letter To Patrick Carnes, Stephanie Carnes, Robert Weiss, All CSAT Counselors And Sex Addiction 12 Step Advocates

Dear Patrick Carnes, Stephanie Carnes, Robert Weiss, All CSAT Counselors and all 12 Step Advocates for Sex Addiction, Please consider this letter an urgent request to change the current 12 step/co-addict approach that has been perpetuated [...]

Abuse is Abuse is Abuse

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Another Example of Sex Addiction Therapy Induced Trauma To Partners

I received this heartbreaking story in my e-mail today. It is the classic example of how Partners are scammed and abused not only by their SAs, but by the therapeutic community as well. This needs [...]

Does A Sex Addict Ever Stop?

Does any sex addict ever stop? Is it possible. Can they? Will they. Here is a story from one of our readers who wants to know if her sex addict husband can stop. ~ JoAnn [...]

I Think He’s A Sex Addict, But I Love Him

I think my husband is a Sex Addict, but the thing I have been struggling with the most is my "but I love him". My husband and I have been together since I was 16. I'm now 32.

Sex Addict Husband Secretly Video Tapes Me

Here is a story from a partner whose sex addict husband has secretly video taped her in the shower and while having sex without her knowledge for over 20 years. It is so difficult to [...]

My Sex Addict Husband Is Abusing Our Daughter

Dear JoAnn, Dear JoAnn, Thank you for being so vulnerable and for creating this site. I am actively pursuing healing for myself and struggling with how to stop trying to fix my husband. I left [...]

D’s Story of Gay Partner Betrayal

I received this poignant story from D, a gay man who has suffered tremendous emotional trauma from the betrayal of his Sex Addict partner.

My Wife Is A Sex Addict

When we think about Partners of Sex Addicts we usually think of women. But, there are many men out there who are also dealing the Discovery that their wives have been leading a secret sexual life.

I Discovered That My Sex Addict Husband Has Been Producing Adult Pornography

A year ago I discovered my husband had been operating as a producer, photographer, and performer of an adult pornography internet business. He operated this business in secrecy from me for over the course of [...]

Feedback On A Comment From A Sex Addict/Christian Counselor

Here is a piece I received from a reader and member of the Sisterhood expressing her thoughts on what happened last week. It is referencing a comment posted here on this site, married to a sex addict, by Jeff Hutchinson a Sex Addiction coach. His posting, attacking me caused quite a stir. Here are Diane's thoughts about the incident. ~ JoAnn

A Gay Man’s Story Of His Partner’s Sex Addiction

It was a little cathartic writing this. Thank you. We met in 1991. At first all we did was talk. I was just out of a relationship that had ended badly and I wasn’t looking for anything but friendship. Over the course of six months we talked about everything, from politics to our beliefs about relationships. That ended and something else began when he asked me out on a date. I’m short and average looking. He’s tall and very attractive. I couldn’t believe he wanted to date me. We wound up moving in together. A few years later we moved to another state for his job. And then we moved again for his job. […]

Jaded’s Story-Sex Addiction Will Steal Your Soul

I first found out about my husband's Sex Addiction in 1987. My husband was going to individual therapy and told the therapist that he had been acting out sexually with hookers and porn.

It’s Worse Because I Tried To Do the Right Thing

I feel so horrible for all the pain I have read about in these posts!! It breaks my heart so much that other women are having to go through the same hell I have, and [...]