I’ve been married for almost 13 years. I’m a recovering porn addict, and that nearly destroyed my marriage 2 years ago.
I had been numb for nearly 10 years; emotionally speaking. I smiled and pretended to be just fine on the outside. But inside I was a wreck. Essentially a split personality.
And of course, I kept it all hidden inside and didn’t tell a soul.
When I eventually did bring out all my skeletons, and my wife found out I had cheated on her, she was furious. Obviously.
She made me promise to be fully transparent and honest with her from then on, no matter how much I thought the truth might hurt. Since then, I’ve lived up to that promise. It’s been hard, and I’ve messed up a few times and I had to confess to her.