However, there is no evidence, at this point, that this is or may be the case. Will I ever be able to find a healthy relationship? The court ultimately issued a divorce order, and granted the wife sole custody of the child, and the husband with supervised access, at the discretion of the wife. The hurt partner will see an effort in their spouse to take care of him or herself and also begin to honor the relationship. Before this decision is made, or things are said that will be difficult to overcome, take some time to work through each of these steps. According to research, she is gleaning from an ongoing, online survey, most people respond to the question of why they cheat on their spouses with a simple answer: There are compelling reasons for preserving the confidentiality of communications between the [husband] and his doctor or therapist. Some ex partners of sex addicts tell friends about the addiction in order to get support only to find that the friends are uncomfortable with the issue and the friendship may suffer in the process. There may be some residual symptoms that hang on but the severity of the symptoms should get better. But breaking up with a sex addict brings its own strange set of challenges. There would be no reason to continue with one partner versus another, if only for the self-gratifying act of having sex. The mother argued that disclosure of the medical records would confirm whether the husband did, in fact, have a sexual addiction, and provide answers as to why the marriage broke down. It becomes difficult to be fully functional. If a partner is able to get those things and have that for a prolonged period of time there is every reason in the world to believe she is going to have a good outcome. This may mean taking charge of finances, seeking paid work, developing a self-care program, nurturing relationships with friends and family. Any loss, even the loss of something crummy can still be considered a loss.