Whether it’s anger, fear, abandonment, or any number of emotions, sharing those feelings in a safe and healthy way helps work through the grieving process and generate some hope.
The feelings are there and they are very strong, and it will cause more harm, eventually, than good by stuffing them or hiding them.
That is why finding a counselor, having supportive friends, and being a part of a group are extremely important in providing a safe outlet for the partner’s full expression.
Some may benefit from joining a support group of other spouses that are going through the same thing.
Dependable friends and family can also provide support, especially on those very tough days.
It is important for partners and spouses of those with sex addiction to take care of themselves and try to avoid the downward spiral that can threaten them.
It is not uncommon for the betrayed partner to feel pity for his or her partner and focus attention on him or her.