When I started in the field of sex addiction treatment, I never imagined I would work with partners of sex and pornography addicts. Yet, I found myself leading a partner group for years, helping those traumatized by betrayal to rebuild their lives and reconnect with their worth. Again, when I started my own private practice a few months ago, I did not anticipate working with partners. Yet, here I am again 2 days from launching my own online partner group. While I never anticipated this work, I am grateful for it. It is meaningful to me to help partners along their difficult journey. While I am not a partner myself, I know firsthand the trauma of relational betrayal and can empathize with a partner’s pain, guide them through some great tools and resources, and help them navigate into a healthier life.
If you are a partner in need of some extra support, I invite you to check out the new Partners page of this website, where I have compiled some resources for partners. May they bring hope to those who are hurting. There is life after loss.
Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: Newsletter, Youtube, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you