How Porn Addiction Affects Marriage

Over the past few decades pornographic addiction has risen to an all-time high. For married couples, this can be a very slippery slope as to what you may find offensive, and what you are willing to accept. In the past ten years thanks to the internet, pornographic videos and images have become readily accessible and even free to view.

It has been argued that due to the increase in available pornographic media, husband’s sexual expectations have also heightened in lieu of the fictitious films they are viewing. Here in lies the problem; real women in real life generally do not engage in the act of sex the same way that men see in in fantasy pornographic material.

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Marriage Success Stories of Couples Who have Overcome Porn Addiction

Pornography and sex addiction are both terrible burdens on a relationship. Trust is broken, feelings of betrayal abound, and it feels like the world is slipping out from under you. There is hope. It is possible for a couple to recover from addiction.

The first step towards healing is to fully acknowledge the problem and any false beliefs. Pornography addiction is a type of obsessive-compulsive cycle. This compulsion is often reinforced by several false beliefs. One false belief is that the addicted member is basically a bad, unworthy person, rather than just someone who has made mistakes. Another is that no one can love the addicted person as they are. It is also common for addicts to believe that their needs will not be met if they have to depend on others, and that sex is their most important need.  Acknowledging these beliefs makes it possible to over come them.

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