The other day I was talking with someone about how lots of young woman don't know anything about pornography addiction outside of the blanket statement: It is bad. And it's true, they generally don't know much about it.
It's too bad that every young woman graduating high school isn't required to sit through a spouse of addict meeting. Because this is such a widespread problem. So many men (and women too) have this problem, and yet all of these young women know very little about something they will probably have to deal with at some point in their life with either a spouse or a child or a friend.
They need to know about relapse rates.
They need to know about treatment options.
They need to know about the addiction cycle.
And yet sadly, they don't.
How can a young woman make truly informed decisions without being truly informed. There are some questions that need to be asked before you walk down the aisle, and so many of these young girls don't even know about them.
They are going out into the dating world with their eyes closed. Which is not good.
I read an article the other day about why one young bride chose to marry a pornography addict. It was a very interesting read, but I have to wonder how much she knows about relapsing and things like that. At least she knew something, though, and was able to make her choice at least somewhat informed. Maybe she knows about all of it, I don't know.
My Advice: Read articles, go to the pages in my Addiction tab at the top, become informed. Have your sons and daughters do the same.
It is totally possible for someone to work through this addiction, but it is so common for an addict to relapse. This addiction is based on images and feelings that, unlike substance drugs, they can't just get out of their system in the same way.
I'm sure that most of the spouses reading this would agree that they know a whole lot more about pornography addiction now than they ever did before they were married.