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Wives of Porn Addicts

I was married to an abusive husband for over 18 years. He used me to act out his pornographic fantasies. Disrespect, anger, belittlement, humiliation, pain, confusion, and brokenness are just a few of the words that describe how I felt as I recall what I went through.  I have blocked out so much just to keep my sanity.  I tried so hard to measure up and perform like the women and men in the pictures. I thought it would save my marriage. I soon learned that I was nothing but an object to be used and abused for his sexual pleasures. I have escaped the pain, but for a price.  My children and I know that pornography is damaging in many ways. God is so faithful, as He is restoring the many years of damage.  Former wife of a porn addict.



My husband had a deep dark secret that he never shared with me about his addiction to porn.  Believe me... if I had known the extent of it, I would not have married him.

The hardest thing I've found is that it is such an acceptable practice among many men, especially in the military.  Even women, to appear "accepting" or "cool" allow the defiling of the female persona. I have finally drawn the line, after figting about it for two years (He was overseas for 1.5 of those 2 years) and I am dragging him to the VA to get him evaluated and to get him help.  He has since retired from active duty, and has more time on his hands than I can monitor. It's been a heart-wrenching, soul-ripping experience for me.  After coming from a physically & mentally abusive marriage the first time around, I really did not need this. The options are simpler for me to lay down now:  Get help or get out.
I wish the struggle with all of this were simple.  But I have decided that I would pursue the toughest fight in my life for my children, my husband, and myself.  What makes it tough is that I love him.  But I am resolved that if he still chooses his pictures over me, then I have no place in his life and it is time to part ways.
Please say a prayer for us, and if there is anything anyone can advise me on, please feel free to write me.  I am scared and feeling so alone right now. 



It began with a casual glance at a girlie magazine but turned into something far more insidious. "Innocent" fascination with soft-core pornography eventually led to skin flicks, frequent visits to strip clubs and encounters with prostitutes. My husband's secret obsession was just that, a secret. Laurie Hall, wife of a porn addict.


I have been married for over 14 years. My husband has been addicted to pornography all this time. I hate to even use that word.  He has used printed material, video, the Internet, and has been to adult bookstores.  He dragged me into this addiction for years, and I followed along just to please him. But I finally couldn't take it anymore.  He became physically, mentally and verbally abusive to me.  The hardest thing to take is when he tells me that pornography has had no effect on our family.  God help us.  Wife of porn addict.


My husband and I seemed to have a good marriage from the outside, but I experienced verbal abuse, very little love and intimacy. My husband was emotionally unavailable.  When I received a call from a woman with whom he was involved, the pieces of the 25-year puzzle began to come together.  Over the next few years I discovered my husband had a secret life which included a lifelong sexual addiction to numerous forms of pornography including phone sex, affairs, X-rated videos, cable porn and more. It has taken years for me to recover from the emotional abuse, rejection, betrayal, broken trust, lack of intimacy, humiliation and shame I lived with for so long.  With the help of therapists and a support group I am coming out of denial and starting over. It has been a painful journey but with God's help I am now safe, happy and at peace.  Former wife of a sex addict.


I was married for nearly 12 years to a man who was addicted to pornography.  It controlled his life, and nearly destroyed mine. What began as a curiosity for him ended as torture for me as he acted out his sadistic fantasies. Pornography captured him as a young teenager, and its power over him grew until it consumed him. His sexual desires and fantasies were molded by the images he saw in books, magazines, and videos.








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