Over the years, Fight the New Drug receives thousands of messages from people all over the world; some expressing their support for the movement, some seeking help for their struggle with pornography, and some from those affected by a loved one’s porn habit or struggle.

This post is for the latter. We get countless emails and direct messages from significant others who are desperate for help and healing from their partner’s hurtful porn habit. These are just a few of the heartbreaking messages we’ve received:

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These messages, along with the in-depth true stories we post here on our blog of relationships destroyed by porn show just how damaging pornography is to relationships.

While our main focus is raising awareness in society on the scientific harmful effects of pornography, we realize for some, this information is coming a little too late. Many are already struggling with porn and have had their life affected deeply by it. Several studies have found that partners of porn consumers often report feeling loss, betrayal, mistrust, devastation, and anger when they learn that the other half of their committed relationship has been using porn. Many show physical symptoms of anxiety and depression.

This is why we are happy to introduce you to amazing resources that are meant to help the partners of those addicted to porn.

Get Help – For Partners

If your partner is struggling with porn, you are not alone—know that there is hope, and there is help. As you navigate this difficult situation, there are supportive communities and resources available to you. Below, we’ve got a non-exhaustive list of several resources for those experiencing betrayal trauma. Because this isn’t a complete resource list, feel free to look for more betrayal trauma resources that are catered to your specific needs and/or location. Note that while both men and women can experience betrayal trauma, some of the resources are gender-specific. Please also note that while some of the resources below are religiously affiliated, Fight the New Drug is not.

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Addo Recovery

And there’s help for those struggling, too.

Need help?

For those reading this who feel they are struggling with an obsession or addiction to pornography, you are not alone. Check out our friends at Fortify, a recovery-focused platform that will allow you take a step toward freedom. Anyone 17 years and younger can apply for a free scholarship to the site, and it's an inexpensive fee for anyone 18 and older. There is hope—sign up today to get the help you need and join with an encouraging community.

Get Involved

Having a partner with a porn addiction can be so hurtful, which is why they don’t know where to turn for help. There are fantastic resources for struggling partners to get the help they need. SHARE this article to let those affected by their partner’s porn consumption know that they are not alone.

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