Helping a Spouse Who Suffers from Porn Addiction

Porn addiction can cause major problems in your spouse’s life. These problems can range from problems focusing on real world events, to failure to perform in the bedroom. Are there other signs? And if you do think your spouse is suffering from porn addiction, what can you do to help? In this article we’ll take a look at those signs and give some advice on how to seek out help.

Signs Your Spouse is Addicted to Pornography

Like any addiction, there are several warning signs that manifest when someone is addicted to pornography. The first, and most obvious is a severe dependence and obsession with porn to the detriment of other aspects of daily life. For example, someone who spends time watching porn while they should be working could have this problem.

The problem is, sometimes it’s hard to realize when someone is obsessed with something. It may require some snooping on your end. If you notice weird searches on the computer or odd charges on your credit cards, that could be a sign that your husband is having a problem with porn.

Another sign that someone may be addicted to porn is the inability to perform in the bedroom without the aid of porn. As the spouse of this person, it should be fairly easy to see if they can’t perform sexually without porn playing in the background.

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How Can You Help?

Once you recognize the symptoms, what can you do about it? The first step is to help your spouse recognize that they have a problem. It’s unlikely that you’ll get them to seek treatment if they don’t think they have a problem. Sometimes the best way to do this is to point out the symptoms that led you to your diagnosis.

Once the admission is made, it’s time to find help. For this your spouse has two options. The first is traditional therapy. It usually involves seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist in person, and on several occasions. This can run up to $800 a month, and can be more embarrassing, since it will mean talking about the problem to a complete stranger. The waiting rooms of these specialists can be uncomfortable places.

The other option is getting treatment through an online course like Neulia. This is an online course presented by world-renowned porn addiction specialist Dr. George Collins. There are several benefits to courses like this one.

  • Cost – Online courses like Neulia are up to 90% cheaper over time than traditional counseling services.
  • Private and Confidential – These services offer the same treatment without the humiliation of talking to a stranger in a weird office.
  • Treatment at Home – These services offer the ability to get treatment online, without worrying about leaving home. It helps avoid lying about where your spouse goes once a month.

Conclusion

Porn addiction can be a serious problem. It can lead to social awkwardness and relationship problems, as well as a host of other consequences. If you can get your spouse to admit they have this problem, your next step is to get them the treatment they need. Sometimes the best solution for that is found in an online course.