Our 90-day program helps couples work through the impacts of the addiction on their relationship. In our couple’s sexual addiction and intimacy anorexia® model, couples are involved in 3 types of sessions. Addict recovery sessions are once per week, and couple's and partner sessions alternate every other week
"Our experience as a couple working with Matt and Laura Burton has been nothing short of miraculous. After 41 years of marriage and no idea that IA was a real thing or was what we were struggling with, we were at the end of our marriage with no options in sight. After being referred to Matt just 3 months ago we are in a much better relationship than we ever imagined was possible. We have a long road ahead but are dedicated to recovery."
Our couple's program includes two types of same-gender, coach-facilitated work groups. The first is focused on the recovering addict and the second is focused on the partner.
Topics covered for the recovering addict include: cycles of addiction, the 6 types of sexual addiction, sexual anorexia, Intimacy Anorexia®, the impact of trauma on addiction, integration of the 12-step model, masturbation, anger, relapse, grief, disclosure of behaviors to the partner, self-regulation, the impact of the addict’s behavior on the partner, and more.
Topics covered for the partner include: cycles of addiction, sexual anorexia, Intimacy Anorexia®, partner betrayal trauma®, accountability, anger, love and boundaries, control, helplessness, sexuality, fear, recovery goals, and more.
MOVING COUPLES FROM SHATTERED TO STRONG™