Most people are able to see the signs of a drug or alcohol addiction. From dangerous health conditions to missing money, these signs can be obvious. Unfortunately, understanding if your spouse has an addiction to pornography can be a bit more difficult. An estimated 68 percent of young men and 16 percent of young women view porn at least once a week. Of course, it is important to note that occasional viewing does not constitute an addiction. While hidden adult magazines and an increase in cable expenses for pay-per-view movies are easy to see, other, less obvious signs could determine if your spouse is addicted to porn. If you notice one or more of the following, your spouse may be addicted to pornography:
Your Spouse Has Desires Aggressive Sex
Changing things up in the bedroom is a great way to improve you and your spouse's sex life. However, if your spouse is demanding aggressive or rough sex, they may be trying to act out fantasies seen in pornography.
You should never agree to do anything that makes you uncomfortable since this could damage the relationship between you and your spouse. In addition, rough sexual acts can also do physical harm.
Discuss your feelings and concerns with your spouse in a calm manner. If necessary, visit a therapist to discuss these emotions with the help of a third party professional.
Your Spouse Has No Interest in Socializing
Not everyone is a social butterfly, but if your spouse would rather stay home alone than go out with you, your family, and your friends, they may have a porn addiction.
Instead of socializing with others, your spouse may want to spend time in front of the television or computer screen. This will give them time alone to watch videos and join chat rooms without interruptions from you or other family members.
Your Spouse Is Critiquing Your Appearance
The majority of porn actors and actresses have had one or more plastic surgeries to enhance their appearance. Airbrushed makeup, spray tans, and professional editing is also used to alter the appearance of actors and actresses in porn movies.
Individuals who are constantly viewing pornography will develop a false sense of beauty. Unfortunately, this can cause your spouse to feel differently about your own looks.
If your spouse has recently started critiquing the way you look, dress, or act, they may be comparing you to the people seen in porn magazines and movies.
Living with a spouse who has an addiction to porn can cause a great deal of emotional distress, but help is available. With this guide and the help of professional counselors, you can help your spouse overcome a porn addiction.
Contact a medical center like The Mindful Habit for more information and assistance.Share
13 July 2017
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