4 Questions You May Be Asking About Sex Addiction
Is it real or just the latest convenient cop-out? What about porn? Is my relationship doomed?
Susan is wondering what happened to her sex life. She and her husband were so connected in the beginning of their relationship, but now after a couple of years together they only have sex about once every two months and when they do, she is the initiator. She knew that her husband was spending hours in their basement den at his computer. She even knew he was watching porn and masturbating. She thought that was just something that all guys do. Susan likes to think of herself as open-minded and forgiving, not a prude, but last week she looked around at the files on her husband’s computer and was shocked to see the kind of porn he had been accessing. Might he be a sex addict? She assumed that those people in the news who were claiming “sex addiction” must have just been using it as a convenient excuse for bad behavior.
My husband and I receive questions about sex addiction every day. That isn’t as odd as it may at first sound since, my husband, George, is a recovering sex addict who 15 years ago founded a therapeutic center called Compulsion Solutions to assist individuals suffering from sex or porn addiction. We counsel individuals and couples in person and by phone from around the world who are suffering from sex or porn addiction.
You may be wondering about this thing labeled “sex addiction” and if it might be impacting you or your partner. Is it just an excuse for bad behavior or is it something real? Here are a few of the basic questions we frequently hear:
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