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Porn addiction can not only be devastating for your emotional health, but your spouse’s as well. Though porn addiction may seem like your own problem, you will soon discover that it becomes your partner’s problem as well. This is because porn addiction hurts your relationship (and your spouse) for several reasons:

  • Your spouse may doubt that you feel attracted to them. Even though you love your spouse, they may not believe this because of your actions in viewing porn say otherwise.
  • Your spouse may end up blaming themselves for your addiction. Even though it is not their fault, they might ask themselves what more they could have done to prevent your addiction and feel guilty for it.
  • Your spouse will feel a loss of trust in you because you made a commitment to them and then broke it. This makes your spouse feel insecure in their relationship with you.
  • Your spouse may feel disgusted by your porn addiction. This addiction will cause them to view you, your words, and your actions differently.
  • Your spouse may become depressed. What you have done hurts them, and they may not feel good enough because of this addiction.
  • Your spouse may feel abandoned. Your porn addiction has created a separation between the two of you, and they may also feel unable to express their feeling about this problem to others.

Porn addiction can be rough on relationships, so it is important to not even start it in the first place. If you do have a porn addiction, seek counseling and addiction recovery programs such as the ones offered by Desert Solace. If you and your spouse work together and with others, you can overcome your porn addiction and heal your relationship.