When Your Spouse is Addicted to Porn
Mark and Sophie came to their first therapy appointment in a state of crisis. Sure they had occasional fights -- didn't all couples? But the pornographic images she discovered on Mark's computer wounded her deeply -- and made her wonder about the man she had been married to for 5 years.
In Sophie's mind they loved each other and had a regular, satisfying sex life. But if that was the case, then why did Mark spend increasing amounts of time viewing these images when she was in the next room? What was their relationship lacking or what did Mark need that she didn't provide?
But Mark was a sex addict. During the months ahead, Sophie discovered that Mark had done more than just view images on his PC. She found out that he had visited massage parlors and had sex with other women. She was devastated and in shock.
And yet Mark still did love Sophie, wanted to stay married to her, and end his destructive behavior. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting regularly on the story of Mark and Sophie. Come back soon for the next installment.