My cousin once told me that pornography was a necessary evil, especially in a marriage. His theory was that while the idea of having a long, loving marriage filled with gratifying sex was a nice one, the reality was that people got bored with each other and turned to pornography to spice things up. Apparently, according to my cousin, without pornography the divorce rate would be higher, more men would turn to prostitution, and more married couples would seek out affairs to satisfy their sexual longings this all coming from the guy who was currently on his third marriage. Strangely enough, I believed him. I bought into the societal notion that sex between a married couple gets boring after a while and that to keep my husband interested in me, I had to up the ante. I never dreamed that pornography would become an addiction and eventually tear my life apart.
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A few years ago, Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Dr. Charles Samenow, and I conducted a study of betrayed partners of sex addicts to learn more about the ways in which sexual addiction damages not only their relationships, but their emotions. Other research has reached similar conclusions. Typically, this manifested in one or more of the following ways:. This is understandable, too.
‘My husband’s porn addiction destroyed our marriage’
March 20, pm Updated March 20, pm. Things had been weird between us for a while. Other than that, Ben and I got along great. We worked together well as a parenting team, we shared the household chores and enjoyed hanging out together whenever we got some spare time away from the girls. We laughed a lot and we liked each other.
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