The sexual addict is a person who tries to use sex to fill non-sexual needs.Sex becomes not an expression of love in a mature relationship, but rather a compulsive (and often highly ritualized) response to the emotional stresses of life.
Most women report a loss of security in their relationship and believe that they have been living a lie.
They feel that the future of the marriage is at risk, many want to leave the marriage. The beginning of most sexual addictions are formed long before adulthood, so the addictions are carried into marriage.
The partner will need to learn how to stop enabling the sex addict and how to focus on her/himself, and how to take stands or draw boundaries that actually work.
A phrase that is used to describe a woman or a man in relationship with a sexual addict is a codependent of a sex addict, or co-addict.
Sex addicts on the Internet often experience a rapid progression of their addiction.
The new sexual thrills lead to spending huge amounts of time, moving more quickly into more extreme behaviors, taking greater risks, and getting caught more frequently.
None of these strategies work and actually add to the problem.
What the partner has to realize is that she or he needs help too in order to get out of her or his own addictive habits.
The most difficult marital problems today are Internet pornography adultery, and sexual fantasy.
Most women feel that pornography is akin to adultery.
I found him in his usual spot, his basement office.