… interest, but it did lack details — which I thought would be helpful to understand the “disorder.” I’m writing a response because I thought it rather concerning that you’d recommend ending a relationship to someone without creating a full clinical connection and learning more.
Please see my response to the commenter Eloi. I give a more detailed look into the particulars of what I suffered there.
Your comment about my recommendation to leave stuck me as odd. If I was being beaten to a bloody pulp nightly, should I stay until a full clinical recommendation occurred? Shouldn’t I save my life first?
Sex addiction is highly dangerous. It demonstrates an utter lack of regard for the safety and well being of another. Sex addicts expose their partners to terrible risks of physical danger (mine was contacted by the pimp of one of the prostitutes he had solicited with death threats) and dangerous diseases (multiple partners with high risk behaviors = STIs). I cannot recommend staying. The spouse or partner is being destroyed by the behavior.
Please see Omar Minwalla’s research on the topic. Powerful findings.