Being traumatized means continuing to organize your life as if the trauma were still going on—unchanged and immutable—as every new encounter or event is contaminated by the past. ― Bessel A. van der Kolk
Addiction is the wrong solution to an existing problem. Not only does it not fix the original issue, it becomes a problem in of itself.
Just as a heroin addict chases a substance-induced high, sex addicts are binging on chemicals — in this case, their own hormones.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Discovery of your partner’s sex addiction is a traumatic experience which can result in PTSD. Due to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, you may think that you are going insane. You are not. Reach out for support today.
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Unlike many medical conditions, sex addiction is typically not caused by one specific fact or experience. Because this is a condition that has only very recently been taken seriously, it means that the risk factors [...]