A vital component to assessment, intervention and management for recovery from problematic sexuality is the attention given to the partner’s issues of sexual betrayal, and their resulting trauma, anxiety and confusion.
A range of personalized options are explored and should include; joining a partner support group, personal counselling, participating in the assessment process and eventually relationship therapy.
Healing can take longer for the partners overcoming the crisis of sexual betrayal than those that committed the betrayal. This can be due to intense feelings of mistrust and uncertainty. Intervention at the outset should articulate a well developed plan of recovery for all concerned. This is built into the assessment and followed throughout the Living and Loving Programme, a process that needs to have ongoing reviews for as long as is required.