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Why Do You Need a Pornography Counselor?

In today’s society, pornography is often seen as normal and just a part of life. However, this form of adult entertainment can be detrimental to your health. You may benefit from a pornography counselor.

Every second, 28,258 internet users are watching pornography on the internet. Yes, every second. This means that the amount of money being spent on pornography each second is over $3,000. As you can see, pornography addiction can be a problem that hides from you, until you cannot get out of its grasp.

Here is why you might need a pornography counselor.

You Cannot Go a Day Without It

Like anything you can get addicted to, once the addiction takes control of you, you won’t be able to go without it for long periods of time. If you cannot go a day without watching porn, you may need to contact a counselor. Having to watch daily can start interfering with daily life and activities that are crucial for your health.

It Is Causing You to Shut Out Your Spouse

Porn can become not only a secondary type of experience for you, but it can take away your intimacy with your spouse. If the addiction becomes too strong, you may find yourself wanting to watch porn instead of spending time with your spouse, whether intimately or not.

Porn is known to cause a certain part of your brain to release endorphins; the same way intimacy does with your partner. However, you can become addicted to porn, causing your brain to only react to it and nothing else. This can drive a wedge between you and your partner.

You’ve Tried to Stop – But Can’t

If you have tried to stop your addiction cold turkey without being able to, you may benefit from a pornography counselor. Sometimes, it can be difficult to come out from addiction without someone keeping you accountable. Unfortunately, addiction is called addiction for a reason. If you find that you cannot get a grip on your pornography addiction, you will need someone who can stand beside you and pull you through.

You’re Trying to Hide It

If you are trying to hide your addiction, it has moved into a new type of addiction. Hiding your pornography habits from your spouse can create more relationship issues than the porn itself. A counselor can help you stay accountable by communicating.

Insight Child and Family Counseling understands how this addiction can be harmful to your marriage and your life. Give us a call today and see how we can help. 972-426-9500.  Or you can visit us online for more information about our practice and approach to counseling.

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