Marriage or couples counseling for betrayal involving porn or sex addiction includes specific steps to heal and repair the intimacy between the partners. The most critical aspect of recovery from porn or sex addiction as a couple is in the early stages of repair. From there couples can begin to rebuild love and hope through effective couples counseling.
How Do We Know If We Need Marriage or Couples Counseling?
All couples struggle at times. Many find ways through conflict and disagreement that build on the understanding, love, and intimacy that each partner longs for. When the relationship is impacted by betrayal caused by infidelity or sex and porn addiction, couples often become stuck in cycles of mistrust, anger, and defensiveness. This is when couples counseling can be helpful in restoring love and trust. Couples’ counseling at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates specifically addresses the betrayal of trust and the sex or porn addiction before more traditional marriage counseling is embarked on. Our licensed marriage and couples counselor’s have specific training in sex and porn addiction and partner trauma issues.
What To Expect From Marriage and Couples Counseling
Early stages of couples or marriage counseling, when infidelity due to porn or sex addiction is involved, includes an initial assessment to determine the best course of therapy for the couple. If sex or porn addiction is evident, then a referral to an associate for help with recovery will be included. Also, if there is significant partner trauma, an individual therapist may be suggested for supportive counseling for the impacted partner. The licensed marriage and family therapist at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates focuses on the couple as primary and has the best interest of the couple in mind. This approach offers the best chance for the couple to find love and understanding again.
Specific Steps in Couples Counseling for Sex or Porn Addiction
Early marriage or couples counseling when porn or sex addiction is involved, includes:
- The disclosure of sexual secrets in a supportive therapeutic environment that furthers the couple’s recovery toward love and hope. Please click on The Couples Healing and Disclosure Process for more information about this process.
- Helping couples to understand the impact of the betrayal on the partner.
- Encouraging amends and empathy to help heal the broken heart that comes from betrayal.
- Supporting a new aspect of the journey toward renewal and love.
Couples Can Heal
At Kenneth M. Adams and Associates we have seen many couples benefit from marriage or couples counseling. We can provide you with a set of supportive techniques and process that will help you heal your relationship. We can help you replace the cycles of shame, anger, mistrust and defensiveness with understanding, empathy, and love. Learning to trust and love again is possible. Call us today to get started.