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CAN COUPLES SURVIVE SEX ADDICTION?
Some 3% - 5% of the U.S. population suffers from sexual compulsion disorders according to conservative estimates of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.
Headlines regularly reveal the infidelities of once-happy celebrity couples who have parted ways due to sex addiction -- Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, to name a few.
When sexual addiction occurs in a relationship, intimacy and trust can fly out the window never to return. Is it possible for couples to ever find common ground again to reconnect and repair their damaged unions? According to counselors and sex addiction experts Paldrom Catharine Collins and recovering sex addict George N. Collins, authors of A COUPLE'S GUIDE TO SEXUAL ADDICTION: A Step-by-Step Plan to Rebuild Trust & Restore Intimacy the answer is a surprisingly hopeful "yes!" "The natural urge for sex, the way sex is used for marketing purposes, and the explosion of sex on the Internet have created a perfect storm of conditions that lead to sex addiction" say the authors who add that if your sexual behavior creates suffering and causes you to lose what you cherish most, you have a problem. The authors, drawing on personal and professional experiences help couples with compassion providing them with the tools they need to deal with this damaging form of addiction.
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