I received this e-mail from a woman who is involved with a porn addict. She wonders if anyone else has had a similar experience. Please offer her your support and advice. ~ JoAnn My story: I am 29 and I met the love of my life on the 17th July [...]
Does any sex addict ever stop? Is it possible. Can they? Will they. Here is a story from one of our readers who wants to know if her sex addict husband can stop. ~ JoAnn I don’t really know if I’m relieved or disappointed to have found this site. Relieved [...]
Here is a story from a partner whose sex addict husband has secretly video taped her in the shower and while having sex without her knowledge for over 20 years. It is so difficult to read of such a violation of privacy. Here is her story. ~ JoAnn I found [...]
Think back when you first got married (maybe before kids and mortgages). If someone had asked you the question “what would you do if he cheated on you?”, I bet that 99.9% of us would have answered without hesitation “I’d kill him then leave him”. And we would have answered that way because we never believed for one second that he would actually cheat! We did not marry men that we thought were cheaters.
I received this e-mail today from Stephanie. Here is her story of the Partner Trauma and stress that she is suffering due to her boyfriend's sex addiction. I hope that writing it and seeing it in black and white will help her find the strength she needs to heal. ~ JoAnn I want to start off [...]
I received this heartbreaking story in my e-mail today. It is the classic example of how Partners are scammed and abused not only by their SAs, but by the therapeutic community as well. This needs to stop! ~ JoAnn This month will make one year since I discovered my husband's [...]
Dear JoAnn, Dear JoAnn, Thank you for being so vulnerable and for creating this site. I am actively pursuing healing for myself and struggling with how to stop trying to fix my husband. I left him because of his isolating and controlling behavior. When I finally recognized that my submission [...]
story about a young woman who has a Sex Addict boyfriend. Her trauma and confusion is so heartbreaking, especially with a new baby in the mix.
The news coverage of Ray Rice brutally beating his fiancee unconscious has brought back a flood of memories for me. I was a teen in the 60's and fought long and hard, alongside other courageous women, to win basic rights. Our right to be treated at least as well as animals [...]
An Open Letter To Patrick Carnes, Stephanie Carnes, Robert Weiss, All CSAT Counselors And Sex Addiction 12 Step AdvocatesJoAnn Russell, RN, BSN, MS
Dear Patrick Carnes, Stephanie Carnes, Robert Weiss, All CSAT Counselors and all 12 Step Advocates for Sex Addiction, Please consider this letter an urgent request to change the current 12 step/co-addict approach that has been perpetuated in the field of sexual addiction. The historical underpinning of Bill Wilson’s model for alcoholism [...]
With all the pseudo research that the Sex Addiction gurus have done; and all the hundreds of millions of dollars they are making off of Sex Addiction, a fake term for a fake diagnosis; why can’t these so called experts put their pin heads together and figure out this Sex Addiction thing?
Here is a piece I received from a reader and member of the Sisterhood expressing her thoughts on what happened last week. It is referencing a comment posted here on this site, married to a sex addict, by Jeff Hutchinson a Sex Addiction coach. His posting, attacking me caused quite a stir. Here are Diane's thoughts about the incident. ~ JoAnn