Discovering a spouse’s sexual addiction can be one of the most traumatic events in a woman’s life. The amount of shame, hurt and devastation is almost too much to bear. Often women feel alone in their grief, unable to turn to even their family or closest friends for help. Feeling the responsibility to sort through the brokenness and help the family heal, women are seeking both information and support. A group is a much needed shelter where she can share her pain and not feel alone.
Clinicians conservatively estimate one to three percent of the general population is addicted to sex. Affecting people of all cultures and ethnicities, many do not seek help due to overwhelming shame. In the wake of betrayal are many spouses who desperately need help. Using Mending a Shattered Heart by Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D. will help give women a sense of clarity and direction as they both find support and learn about sexual addiction.
Madelon Morgan, MA