Author Topic: The 13 Dimensions of Sex Addiction Induced Trauma  (Read 1389 times)

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The 13 Dimensions of Sex Addiction Induced Trauma
« on: May 27, 2017, 07:53:26 AM »
http://theinstituteforsexualhealth.com/thirteen-dimensions-of-sex-addiction-induced-trauma-sait-among-partners-and-spouses-impacted-by-sex-addiction/

This article, although a bit academic and jargon-y, is actually very good at describing the various facets that we as partners will experience from discovery onwards. Although it has been written about the partners of sex addicts, I agree with Paula Hall that porn addiction is a subset of sex addiction and the experience of partner trauma is very similar.
His porn addiction: you didn't cause it - you can't control it - you can't cure it

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Re: The 13 Dimensions of Sex Addiction Induced Trauma
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 02:53:41 PM »
Thank you so much for sharing this article!!!  It is so incredibly validating of my feelings and helps me to understand myself better. No, I am not crazy - just dealing with the affects of trauma.  Any human being would feel the same.

This article has been a game changer.  I shared it with my husband and he is horrified that his porn use (and the gas lighting that has gone with it) has had a profound negative emotional impact on me .  The last thing he wants to be is to be emotionally abusive - and this helps him to see the true affect of his behavior.  I know he doesn't want to be emotionally abusive - and I don't want to think of this as emotional abuse. Nonetheless the psychological affect has been very harmful to me.  Finally, I have a name for it! 
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