For people whose partner has cheated on them and “acted out” with something do with sex, it feels personal. It is a betrayal. It impacts every area of our lives. It impacts the way we see ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually. We become isolated because we are too ashamed to tell anyone. Individual therapy for partners of sex addicts/sexual compulsivity starts with treating the betrayal trauma. It is about learning to self regulate just to get through the day. As therapy continues, and full functioning returns, the work will shift to finding your voice, becoming empowered and learning how to take care of yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually.