Loving a Sex Addict certainly has it’s challenges especially early in recovery, but a few stand out as particularly difficult. Which of these challenges do you and your spouse or partner have the most trouble with and how do you resolve the conflict?
Building Trust Trust is necessary for you to feel safe in a relationship. Do you trust your spouse/partner? What do they do to build your trust?
Dealing with Anger Anger and it’s honest expression is vital to our recovery. Sex Addicts have a difficult time dealing with our anger. How has anger affected your relationship?
Establishing Boundaries Boundaries empower you, they allow you to take control and establish what you will and will not allow in the relationship. How do you communicate your boundaries to your spouse or partner?
Sexual Intimacy Sex Addicts use sex as medication but have difficulty with sex as an expression of intimacy and love. Are you happy with your sex life? What are you doing to improve it?
Finding Forgiveness To forgive our spouses and partners for all the lies and betrayal is often the easiest part of our recovery once we understand the causes, but it takes time. How do you feel about forgiveness? Have you forgiven?
What other issues have you struggled with since discovering that your spouse or partner is a Sex Addict?
Love truth, and pardon error. ~ Voltaire