When your loved one is an addict, life can become very overwhelming, confusing, and painful. Regardless of the addiction, spouses, partners, parents, children, siblings, and friends feel disregarded, betrayed, disrespected, and hopeless to help the person they love stop destroying their lives. Partners and spouses of sex addicts can be especially affected by their loved ones' acting out. Sexual betrayal carries a kind of pain that takes extra effort to heal. Being the partner of a sex addict can be experienced as traumatic. Often, loved ones of addicts ask, "Why should I seek therapy? I'm not the one with the problem!" Yet, trying to navigate a relationship plagued by addiction can be lonely, frightening, and confusing. You don't have to do it alone. Help is available.