Real Recovery from Sex Addiction: A Partner’s Perspective

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The article entitled “What No One Tells You About Sex Addiction Recovery” provides one of the best descriptions of real recovery I have ever read. In her article, Avalon Vic shared honestly about her experience of discovering her husband’s sex addiction, which secretly spanned decades. She then provided a detailed description of the recovery process for her and her husband, contrasting her “before recovery” and “active in recovery” experiences. The article is packed with gems of wisdom that inspire hope. She shares the truth that “recovery from addiction is hard work, but experiencing emotional intimacy and feeling connected makes it more than worth the effort.” Though this article has an LDS faith element to it, I believe that all people, regardless of their religious views, will gain tremendously from reading this article. Long-term healing from sexual addiction is possible!

-By Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!


About fbenedict

Forest Benedict is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). Forest loves the work he does as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and the Program Manager/Teacher in the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University. He writes numerous articles on the LifeSTAR of the Central Valley blog ( and also on his personal blog ( He created the Life After Lust VLOG on Youtube, sharing insights about recovery from sexual addiction. Forest also writes and speaks publicly about protecting children from pornography.
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