Dating a recovering sex addict
If you suspect your partner of cheating, you're probably right.It may be difficult, but confront them about it — it's the only way to begin to stop the cycle.There are things about your partner's sex life that you suspect they might be trying to keep secret from you. It is estimated that 12 million people have some form of sex addiction in the U. When a sex addict cheats, or indulges in their fantasies, they are dosing their brain with dopamine and other chemicals that excite, distract, and otherwise cover up the underlying distress or emptiness they suffer from.The sex addict's impulse is to cover the pain of feeling damaged inside with sex. Maybe you’ve been hanging out for just a couple of weeks, or maybe it’s a long-term relationship. First things first: sex addiction isn’t just about loving sex.
Again, they might just be having an affair, but they might also be hiding a sex addiction.
Sure, they are good in bed, but they need to be in charge the whole time.
You may end up feeling that you're less their sex partner than someone being led around and controlled.
Because of this, this list might reflect the experience male sex addicts have in heterosexual relationships — but of course, sex addiction does not just apply to men. So what do you do if your partner is exhibiting three or more of these signs? Talking through your suspicions is the only way to find out. But with a sex addict, the cheating is pretty much nonstop.
At my worst, I was carrying on three or four relationships at once outside of my primary partnership.