I have read a lot of stories that have similar elements to mine, so I will try to be brief. In May we will be married for 15 years. We have not had sex in 14. I knew, from long, honest conversations during the year before we married, that he [...]
A year ago I discovered my husband had been operating as a producer, photographer, and performer of an adult pornography internet business. He operated this business in secrecy from me for over the course of 12 years. During this time he contracted with 250 plus Women (Models) ranging in age18-52 [...]
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 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
I received this story today from a woman whose husband is a Sex Addict and she also has two special needs children. H. would like your support and advice on dealing with this double burden.
It was January 17th and I had just spoken to my husband who was out of town on a business trip. As usual I just tossed my phone on our bed after we said our goodbye’s, never bothering to actually touch the “end” button on the call.
necessary information for any partner who is interested in finding out exactly why these men do what they do or is facing the difficult choice of whether to stay or leave after the Discovery of Sex Addiction in her relationship.
Living with a person with Double addiction... I recently discovered that my Alcoholic husband is also a Sex Addict. As if dealing with the emotional drama of a recovering Alcoholic was not enough here comes the next big news of his disgusting sex addition! So what is next? Drug addiction? [...]
Ever since I met this man, I feel that my life was never the same….I feel that I am drowning in pain and with lots of anger. Since the beginning, I had other women involved in our marriage meaning he kept flirting and giving his number to them
The Holiday Season is upon us and for Partners of Sex Addicts the stress can become unbearable. Here's a few ideas to help you through the Holidays and deal with all that holiday stress. Ahhhh...the holiday season. Blinking colored lights everywhere, crowded malls, shopping lists, noise, everyone telling you their [...]
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 [...]