The Unremorseful Spouse

Dealing with a spouse who is unremorseful and unwilling to address their addiction can be a difficult and painful situation. 

It's important to take care of your own emotional and physical well-being while navigating this situation. 

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Here are some steps you can take:

1. Seek support: It's important to have support during this time, whether it's from friends, family, a therapist, or a support group. You don't have to go through this alone.

2. Set boundaries: If your spouse is not willing to address their addiction, it's important to set boundaries to protect yourself and any children involved. This may mean separating or divorcing, or setting clear limits on what behaviors you will and will not tolerate.

3. Encourage your spouse to get help: While you cannot force your spouse to seek help, you can encourage them to do so. You may want to suggest counseling, therapy, or a support group for individuals with sexual addiction.

4. Consider your options: Depending on the severity of the addiction and your spouse's willingness to address it, you may need to consider separation or divorce. This can be a difficult decision, but it's important to prioritize your own well-being and the well-being of any children involved.

5. Take care of yourself: Make sure to prioritize your own emotional and physical health during this time. This may include practicing self-care, seeking therapy or counseling for yourself, and finding healthy ways to cope with the stress and emotions that come with this situation.