Midlife comes with many transitions. While there are many wonderful things about having a second half of life full of possibilities, some of those transitions can be painful causing fear, sadness and feelings of irrelevancy. This is a time we need to be present with our spouse’s struggles as well as share our own in order to give and receive the comfort we need. I’ll give you 5 ways to do this.
Old emotional wounds that haven’t been healed can cause us to be triggered by our spouse. Emotional upset is usually based on some old wound that has been touched. In this episode I’ll give some examples of how this can play out in your marriage and how to manage these wounds as they arise to foster a healthier interaction.
This is the second part of my interview with Cole. In this episode we will cover the progression of porn addiction and the pornography industry’s affect on our culture, the importance of community for recovery, the affect porn addiction has on the other spouse, how a spouse can separate the addiction from the person and support them in recovery, and finally the hope of a better life.
Porn Addiction affects about 5-8% of adults. People addicted to porn spend at least 11-12 hours a week viewing it. Cole Forester is an recovering porn addict and advocate against the damaging affects of pornography on the individual and the family. He shares his experience, strength and hope in the episode.