The Codependency model has traditionally been used to treat wives of sexual addicts and porn users. But there has been a shift away from that model, as many see it as a form of victim blaming. Just what are the problems with codependency narratives? Are there parts that can be helpful to women? Anne speaks with survivors Kate and Michelle about their own personal journey beyond the codependency model and to the trauma model of treatment and acceptance.
Anne speaks with Dr. Omar Minwalla about his work in implementing the trauma model to treat partners of sexual betrayal. Dr. Minwalla explains the problems with the traditional sex addiction model.