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Overcome Pornography Issues in Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy: How to Overcome Pornography Issues

Many couples call our office in search of couples therapy for pornography issues. If you can relate, you may struggle to know what you can do to help your partner or yourself overcome these concerns. Where should you begin? (Related Article: Couples Counseling- Pornography Problem).couples therapy

Today, you will learn how couples therapy can help you and your spouse overcome pornography issues and strengthen your marriage together.

How to Get Started

It’s normal for you to be intimidated by the idea of starting therapy for pornography issues. There are many different reasons why you or your spouse may feel this way. Maybe you are struggling to overcome the stigma surrounding porn use. (Related article: Pornography Use- Common Issues). Or maybe the idea of seeing a therapist is scary or seems impossible. You might even struggle to find motivation to get started in therapy because you are worried this will just create more tension and conflict in your marriage. 

It’s important to acknowledge that these fears are common! You are not alone. It makes sense you are nervous. Pornography is a complicated topic, and recovery from the effects of pornography use can be a challenging road. 

Couples Therapy Can Helpcouples therapy

That is where couples therapy comes in. Making the decision to go to therapy is not an easy one. And good counseling will require work from both you and your spouse. But if you stick with it, you can see great results in your personal life and your marriage, too. 

That may sound great, but what will you actually do in couples therapy? Let’s talk about it. 

Encouraging Good Communication

A major theme you will see in your marriage counseling sessions for pornography will be healthy communication. A lack of understanding and emotional connection can worsen your struggles with pornography. 

In therapy, your counselor will work with both of you to evaluate the skills you and your spouse have as a couple. Then, you will learn new communication strategies that will help you to truly confront and resolve disagreements and other concerns. (Related Article: How to Communicate Effectively). 

As you learn to communicate more effectively together, you will be able to do more than eliminate pornography use from your relationship. (Related Article: Pornography is An Avoidance Issue). You will learn how to truly heal, forgive, and move forward as a team. 

Pornography Counseling in Utah

Ready to get started? Begin couples therapy for pornography issues in Orem, South Jordan, or Spanish Fork.

Written By Lauren Adkins  

Lauren Adkins

Writer for the Center for Couples and Families


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