A Partner’s Bill of Rights

(taken from Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center)

 

 

I have the right to be treated with respect and dignity

I have the right to feel and express my anger responsibly

I have the right to honor all my feelings

I have the right to expect full honesty in my relationship

I have the right to have proof that I am safe from STD infection in my relationship

I have the right to follow my own values and standards for myself

I have the right to have my needs and wants respected by others

I have the right to have my needs be as important as the needs of others

I have the right to ask for help; doing everything by myself is not mandatory!

I have the right to ask why or why not

I have the right to say no and not feel guilty

I have the right to be in a non-abusive environment

I have the right to determine my own priorities

I have the right to leave my relationship if my safety or wellbeing are compromised

I have the right to a fulfilling sex life

I have the right to physical affection in my relationship

I have the right to decide how long I stay invested in my relationship if change isn’t happening

I have the right to take as long as I need to grieve