This will help establish a place of safety for the person who feels hurt.
Boundaries may include removing Internet access, changing what comes through the TV, establishing a bank account to insure bills are covered, and removing any offensive material from the home.
The combination of empathy, compassion, and some tough love are necessary to guide a person down a path of healing and then to hope. The preceding article was solely written by the author named above.
© Copyright 2010 by Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT, therapist in Maitland, Florida. Any views and opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by Good
When people feel betrayed, it’s important that they take time to care for themselves first so as to build a plan to create structure, reduce anxiety, and get some much needed encouragement and support.
A good counselor can be instrumental in providing that support because the counselor functions as an advocate, providing validation, compassion, and clear direction.
It is important for partners and spouses of those with sex addiction to take care of themselves and try to avoid the downward spiral that can threaten them.
In the process, the well-being of that person’s partner or spouse may be overlooked.
The feelings are very real, and when handled appropriately, openly, and with care, some of the intense weight may be lifted.
The critical time to establish boundaries with a partner who has sex addiction is when the other partner is most hurt and vulnerable.
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Good is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, medical treatment, or therapy.Whether it’s anger, fear, abandonment, or any number of emotions, sharing those feelings in a safe and healthy way helps work through the grieving process and generate some hope.