Reasons why addiction to porn can break up your home

Most people who find out their spouse's addiction to porn usually feel betrayed and may break the trust both spouses have for each other

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Relationship writer, Michelle Aycock, talks about porn addiction and how similar it is to drugs and alcohol addiction. A partner's addiction to porn can slowly cause the disintegration of a once loving relationship.

Most people who find out their spouse's addiction to porn usually feel betrayed and may break the trust both spouses have for each other.

Aycock says any type of porn, but especially Internet porn, can destroy a relationship, and the majority of individuals in a relationship have no warning signs that their partner has a porn addiction. By the time a spouse/partner realizes what is happening, the behavior has more than likely been going on for a long time. Having a partner addicted to porn may elicit feelings of insecurity, inadequacy and worthlessness.

If your partner has a problem with porn, it usually will surface at some point. Begin by talking with your partner and expressing your feelings about how the porn addiction is having a negative effect on how you feel about yourself and the relationship.

Individuals may feel if they are more sexual, thinner or prettier than their partner would have no need to look at porn. However, that is not the case.

A few warning signs of porn addiction in your relationship include:

If you do see some of the warning signs or have suspected your partner may be addicted to porn, it is important to realize that your partner’s porn addiction has nothing to do with you. You must talk to them about your concerns and begin to establish boundaries and guidelines around the viewing of porn that both you and your spouse agree on. If you find that your partner does not want to go by the guidelines or they have crossed the boundaries you both have established, then you may be faced with making a decision: the decision to leave the relationship or remain knowing that their addiction to porn will not go away on its own.

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