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Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal Paperback – August 25, 2009
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As the spouse of a sex addict, the co-addict label has never felt 'true' to me. Each of us are different, in recovery, but unlike so many people that I know, I've never had a big discovery moment before, or found porn or anything. My discovery was truly the shock of my life. I love this book because it recognizes the trauma for what it is, and details many of the symptoms I have had, like PTSD. It doesn't call me codependent, and doesn't tell me that I am to blame for part of what's happened. (how would I have known?) It does address some of the beginnings of the deep emotional abuse it's taken my husband to use, to keep me in the dark about his addiction.
Don't buy this book for your husband to read, or for you to understand him. (Most of us do that anyway.) Make this the one book you buy for YOU-- and take it to your therapist too. Your trauma needs to be heard and validated, so that you can begin to heal these deep and painful wounds. With or without your husband, you deserve healing, and a life free from the weight of what he has done.
If you work with or know someone who is a partner of a sex addict, please, please read this book to see into their wounded soul. If you have lived this betrayal, the validation in this gift of a book and the hope to heal that it offers is salve for your weeping, bleeding heart. Barb and Marsha, I thank God for you. Peace.
Kudos to Barbara and Marsha, for shifting the paradigm and giving many such a powerful concise tools to deal with the obliteration of their security and trust; personally your timing has been perfect.
Buy two because someone you know or don't know through a third party has been traumatized and could use it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book helps the person who loves the sexually addicted partner to heal and understand more clearly that they have been exposed to an intimate trauma. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jenny rivers
Very intelligently written. I have read many books on this subject and this one really helped me understand what I was going through and that I was not losing my mind, just... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon fan
My husband doesn't have a lot of these problems. But still reading.Published 1 month ago by Angela Harrington
my mother loved it. She said that it is the only book that made her feel better about her situation. The only book that got it right.Published 1 month ago by Jeremy
This book was purchased, to help based on all the positive ratings given, and to help give some perspectives to the raw emotion and literal being felt like I had been punched in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by kms
This book has saved my sanity!! A must read for trauma victims of spousal sexual addiction!!Published 2 months ago by angie
I couldn't stop reading it once I started. It was like my life jumped out of the pages. Thank you. I thought I was alone.Published 3 months ago by Christina
I am so grateful I found this book. I have experienced betrayal trauma for 20 years with my husband. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laurie B. Richards