In Their Own Words

Spouses of those struggling with pornography share their feelings on how they dealt with their own emotions through the recovery process.

By LDS Family Services

Embarrassed, shocked, angry, confused, lost. These are just a few emotions that spouses of pornography users express as they discover that their spouse has not only been viewing but is now experiencing a pornography problem.

Listen to the stories of spouses dealing with their own emotions during their spouse's recovery process.

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Women Share What Helped Them

The following are quotes from the women in these audio clips discussing what helped them handle the emotional stress of their spouses' pornography addiction.

  1. Focus on things I can control
    "I started to learn and foucs on the things I could control, and so I put more energy into them."
  2. Understand that the problem resides with the addicted spouse
    "The problem is not a direct attack on me as a woman or wife."
  3. Watch the power of the Atonement
    "This experience has strengthened my testimony of the Atonement and the Savior's power to transform lives."
  4. Ask for help
    "I knew that I would need help and could not do it on my own."
  5. Know your Heavenly Father loves you
    "My Heavenly Father helped me to know I was loved no matter what and that He really does have wonderful ways of blessing our lives."