Confronting Your Spouse's Pornography Problem

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Silverleaf Press, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 184 pages
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Addressing the modern issue of addiction to Internet pornography, this evaluation guides spouses struggling to find ways to confront this problem in their married lives. Calling on years of counseling experience and clinical study, the authors cover the most concerning issues of this addiction, from understanding the importance of disclosure to reestablishing trust for the success of a long-term marriage. Containing valuable information gathered from experience, research, and the testimonies of clients struggling to overcome these issues, this guide helps couples confront and overcome the hurdles of related activities such as illicit chat rooms, cybersex, and predatory behavior towards minors.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Section h Confronting Pornography Problems
11
Does My Spouse Have a Problem?
13
Reacting to the Discovery of Pornography
19
Confronting a Spouse
22
Confronting the Problem
28
Anticipating Your Spouses Reaction
32
Establishing Healthy Boundaries
38
Developing an Effective Strategy for Change
91
Helpful Principles for Abandoning Pornography
101
Managing Vulnerability after Success
125
Help and Support for the Other Spouse
133
What About Me? Seeking Help and Support
135
Finding Relief Healing Wounds and Forgiving
143
Appendices
157
A Is Pornography Addiction Real?
159

Section Ih Disclosing Pornography Problems
47
The Choice to Disclose
49
The Disclosure
54
After the DisclosureWhat Now?
62
Section llh Abandoning Pornography Problems
69
Restoring Trust and Earning Forgiveness
71
Beginning the Process of Change
79
Accurately Assessing Your Situation
83
B Choosing a Therapist
165
Pornography Questionnaire
167
Common Thinking Errors
171
E Maladaptive Toxic Shame
178
F Severe Sexual Behaviors Promoted by Pornography
181
G Adjectives to Express and Describe Feelings
183
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About the author (2006)

Rory C. Reid, MSW, is a licensed therapist who specializes in the treatment of sexual-impulse behavior. He is the program director for sexual impulsivity at the Provo Counseling Center in Utah. He teaches in the behavior science departments at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College. He lives in Orem, Utah. Dan Gray, LCSW, is a clinical director of sexual trauma and recovery in Salt Lake City. He specializes in addictions counseling. He lives in Salt Lake City.

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