Dear JoAnn, I would like to preface this by saying that I have yet to determine whether my husband is a sex addict with a compulsion to consume porn, surf escort sites, and sleep with prostitutes OR an entitled, narcissistic bastard who believes these behaviors are acceptable and deserved (by [...]
Announcing the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists, The First Organization to Specialize in Training and Certification of Partner SpecialistsJoAnn Russell, RN, BSN, MS
A new professional organization was announced today at the Society for Advancement of Sexual Heath (SASH) national conference in San Antonio, Texas.
I met my husband 9 years ago. We married almost 6 years ago. During our first years of marriage I would find printed out pictures of women.
?I believe my husband may be a sex addict, but I may never know for sure. He refuses to talk to a counselor, or anyone for that matter. He completely isolates himself from other human beings...
For 15 years he has been struggling with this sex addiction. It started in college, when as a shy and immature boy he responded to an ad for a call girl that he found in the newspaper.
Note from JoAnn: I have searched through my archives for stories that I have not posted. Some of these, such as this one, were sent last year or the year before. With Sex Addiction, unfortunately, the stories are timeless and we can all gain from the experiences of each other [...]
Dear JoAnn, I'm not married nor going out with a s*x addict. But I am attracted to someone who I believe is a Sex Addict. He's a 2-year old work contact who in recent months has become a personal friend. We share a lot of common interests - we work [...]
It was a little cathartic writing this. Thank you. We met in 1991. At first all we did was talk. I was just out of a relationship that had ended badly and I wasn’t looking for anything but friendship. Over the course of six months we talked about everything, from politics to our beliefs about relationships. That ended and something else began when he asked me out on a date. I’m short and average looking. He’s tall and very attractive. I couldn’t believe he wanted to date me. We wound up moving in together. A few years later we moved to another state for his job. And then we moved again for his job. […]
Thank you so much for your website. I'm only a few weeks into finding out the truth about my husband's Sex Addiction, so I'm still in the shock phase. I met J a little over 2 years ago at a local hospital; he was a nurse and I was a [...]
I’m so glad to have found this website. My story is about how my husband has successfully managed his recovery from Sex Addiction, but the deep wounds that his addiction caused still remain. I have been married 8 years. Four years ago, my husband admitted to sleeping with prostitutes and strippers, as well as an enormous porn and sex chat addiction, during the first four years of our marriage, including during both of my pregnancies.
Often I get requests asking for advice or for me to provide e-mail addresses or phone numbers of other readers so that a personal connection can be made. I understand that need for such a connection, as well as the need for a private, open forum for sharing, and that's why I developed my o
To JoAnn, It's so hard to not sob as I type this. I'm 24, married to a 34 year old sex addict. I don't even know where to start.I began getting irritated at his obvious porn addiction quite soon after I moved in. I would leave the house and know [...]
JoAnn, I have attached my story. I was divorced June 27, 2011 because my ex filed for it. I was married for 12 years to a man who had been very abusive towards me. When I first came into his life I didn’t know that he was sexually deviant. When I was pregnant with our daughter I found an old phone bill that had 900 numbers on it in the amount of $2,400.00. I then found several pieces of paper with mail box numbers on it, giving the person’s sex preference, height, weight, & age. It would list their race and BF which stood for Black Female or Bi Female. […]