Sex Addiction affects the whole family.
Often the addict lives a double life. The addict lives two lives; a public life (family, friends and work) and a private life that he keeps secret. The secret life has become a sort of friend for the addict. Anytime he/she is stressed or bored they turn to their trusty friend sex addiction to cope. They get caught up in the cycle of addiction. Stress or boredom leads to sex seeking behaviors, which leads to acting out sexually, which leads to remorse, shame, and fear of being found out which leads to more stress or numbing out (boredom) and the cycle begins again. The addict may have tried to quit always going back for more.
The problem is that the shame feeling actually keeps the sex addict in the addiction cycle.
Teresa Maples Certified Sexual Addiction Expert says, I teach people to tell their story. Often I am the first person they have ever told that they had been molested as a child. Research has shown, most addictions are a result of some trauma a person endured as a child. Telling the story of the trauma is healing.
I developed a blog called “couples thrive” to address the issues surrounding couples and sex addiction. It is a difficult journey and many marriages topple without help and guidance. Couples need a roadmap or guide to find a way to stay together.
Sexual Addiction is a disorder that requires strategies to assist you in maintaining recovery. This show is to help you access the books, the experts and the people who are managing recovery.Listen to the show to find out about the journey so that you not only conquer the "Addict" but develop into the person you were meant to be!
Carol the Coach is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist who is ready to take you on the journey and expose you to the experts who will guide you through the steps.