How To Handle A Porn Addiction In Marriage

In some people's minds there's nothing wrong with watching a pornography from time to time. They may think it's simply something that people do in their pastime. That is not the case. Some people can become addicted to porn and can find it difficult to get away from it. They do not realize the damage it is doing to their relationships and to their lives around them. There are some traditional signs that come with a porn addiction that are outlined below. Also there are a few things you can do to help your loved one addicted to porn in your marriage. Whether it's your spouse or yourself, here are some ideas to help handle this addiction in your marriage. 

Signs
If your husband seems to be addicted to porn but you're not sure, there are a few signs that start to manifest before you have your suspicions confirmed. They may start to be more self focused, irritable and even moody than you've ever noticed before. They start to spend less time with you and your family and seems quite distracted. He or she may become hypercritical of their spouse's body and start to undervalue the marriage. This can sometimes take years to come about in the relationships depending on how often the spouse watches the pornography. 

What Can Be Done?
As a wife of a husband addicted to porn, it's important to be sure that you educate yourself. Learning the true nature of the problem and how far it can reach is critical in saving the marriage and moving forward. Try to simplify life more as well. Look for items you can cut out of your schedule so that you can deal with the effects of learning about the addiction and going through therapy together. Find your inner circle that you can confide in when you learn of the addiction. Having those close to you that you can trust to keep it under wraps and that can support you through this time is very important. 

Marriages can survive this type of addiction if it is handled properly. Talking with a counselor to help both the husband and wife is very important to getting on the road to healing and recovery. 

Reference
Steurer,G. "The Effect of Pornography on the Spouse of an Addict".SALifeline.(Website).(2014).
Sign In or Register to comment.