Even when a situation as destructive as sex addiction is present, a partner should not leave a marriage in haste, despite what friends or family may urge.
Taking a year to focus on personal growth -- whether or not the addict chooses to do the same -- will give partners clarity and empower them to make the decision that is right for them.
Sometimes you want other types of resources, including information and message boards.
Sam had forgotten to log out of his secret e-mail account, the one he used to schedule hook-ups with escorts, exotic masseuses, and women he met in online chat rooms.IWAS ADDRESSING a small gathering in a suburban Virginia living room -- a women's group that had invited men to join them.Throughout the evening, one man had been particularly talkative, frequently offering ideas and anecdotes, while his wife sat silently beside him on the couch. If she didn't keep the conversation going, we'd spend the whole evening in silence." This episode crystallizes the irony that although American men tend to talk more than women in public situations, they often talk less at home. The pattern was observed by political scientist Andrew Hacker in the late '70s.The co-addict must learn the only person she can control is herself. This may mean taking charge of finances, seeking paid work, developing a self-care program, nurturing relationships with friends and family.
When It's Time to Leave After one year in her own treatment, Stephanie had enough information to make her decision.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A peer counselor at the Youngstown VA was arrested Thursday after federal prosecutors say he braved bad weather on a snowy day last month and traveled to the Cleveland area to have sex with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl.