TIPSA — Betrayal Trauma Assessment — Trauma Inventory for Partners Sex Addiction

Take the TIPSA and download a free 15 page ebook with your results and customized tips on how to recover from betrayal trauma.

Betrayed partners can experience significant trauma. This a modified version of the TIPSA (Trauma Inventory for Partners–Sex Addiction), originally created by Kevin Skinner, Shondell Knowlton, and Jill Manning in 2017 to assess PTSD symptoms in women who experience trauma due to their husbands’ betrayal due to sexual compulsivity, excessive pornography, or infidelity.  Please be gentle with yourself if you find yourself triggered. Take a pause, back away, or contact a CSAT or APSATS therapist to process your trauma if necessary. This information is very valuable to help provide a treatment plan.

Download a sample results file.

Sample TIPSA Results

Modified TIPSA Trauma Inventory for Partners with Sex Addiction


Please carefully review each question and mark the response that most accurately describes your experiences.

I have feelings of helplessness since discovering my partner’s behaviors.(Required)
My partner threatens to hurt me in some way if I do not comply with his/her sexual fantasies.(Required)
Due to my partner’s sexual behaviors I have become concerned that I might contract a sexually transmitted disease.(Required)
Since discovering my partner’s behaviors, I have a hard time determining who is safe to be around and who is not safe to be around.(Required)
I felt safe with my partner until I discovered his/her sexual behaviors.(Required)
I feel like my partner will never stop sexually acting out.(Required)
Since learning of my partner's behaviors, he/she has hurt, hit, or threatened me.(Required)
Since learning of my partner's behaviors, I am afraid of my partner.(Required)
My partner’s behaviors remind me of experiences I had earlier in my life.(Required)
Since discovering my partner’s behaviors, I can’t look at him without thinking about them.(Required)
I have disturbing dreams that remind me of my partner’s sexual problems.(Required)
When my partner tries to get close to me or we are sexually intimate I cannot help but question whether my partner is thinking about me or things he/she has done.(Required)
I have episodes where I feel like I am reliving the event over and over again.(Required)
I have a hard time with media because so many things remind me of what my partner has done.(Required)
I have a hard time being in public places with my partner because I have become highly sensitive to what my partner is looking at.(Required)
If I am exposed to things that remind me of what my partner has done, I suddenly become physically ill (i.e. nauseous, head- aches, anxiety, vomit).(Required)
I struggle to think of other things besides what my partner has done.(Required)
I spend a lot of energy trying to avoid thinking about my partner’s behaviors.(Required)
I engage in behaviors that distract me (i.e., excessive reading, sleeping, eating, drinking) from thinking about my partner’s behavior.(Required)
I avoid sexual contact with my partner since discovering his/her behavior.(Required)
Since discovering my partner’s behavior I get distracted easily.(Required)
I avoid going to places or locations where people could be dressed scantily (e.g. mall, swimming pool, parks)(Required)
I intentionally plan activities to avoid being around my partner.(Required)
I feel like my partner acts out because I am not good enough.(Required)
I feel like it is my fault that my partner sexually acts out.(Required)
After what my partner has done I feel like it is hard to trust anyone.(Required)
I feel ashamed because of what my partner has done.(Required)
Since I discovered my partner’s behavior I hold back from people who used to be close to me.(Required)
When I am in social settings I don’t feel like I belong anymore.(Required)
Since discovering my partner’s behaviors, I feel like I am different than everyone else.(Required)
I feel like my spouse would not be this way if society was not so bad.(Required)
Since learning of my partner’s behavior I have difficulty falling asleep.(Required)
After discovering my partner’s sexual behaviors, I find that I am increasingly angry in response to my partner.(Required)
I find that I am more critical in conversations with my partner since discovering his/her behavior.(Required)
I feel like I am emotionally on edge more now than I used to be before all this happened.(Required)
I find it harder to focus on what is going on around me since I discovered my partner’s behavior.(Required)
I closely monitor my partner’s behaviors.(Required)
When I am around my partner, I am constantly trying to read his/her emotions.(Required)
I feel more anxious since I learned of my partner’s behavior.(Required)
I am worried that I may follow through on an impulse to hurt myself.(Required)
How long have you known about your partner's involvement in pornography or other sexual behaviors?(Required)
How long have you been experiencing the symptoms described in this assessment ?(Required)
Review and uncheck if not applicable

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