Hello everyone! Welcome to my new blog. My name is JoAnn and I am married to a Sex Addict. Needless to say, the last four years, and the two years before my marriage, have been stressful, painful, disruptive and emotionally devastating. But, amid the chaos there also came a sense of growth, understanding and knowledge.
When I found out that my husband of three and a half months had a thousand dollar a month prostitute habit, my life fell apart. I sought help through counseling and my family endured my pain with grace and restraint. Fortunately I have a great support system with them, which I am sure was a large part of my being able to endure. But, when I searched for books that would help me understand my situation I came up wanting. Yes, there are a lot of books available on Sex Addiction, but most are written for or about the addict. I could not find anything that spoke to the spouse or partner of a Sex Addict. Even my counselors could not recommend anything specific.
As I struggled my journal was my best friend and my writings have begun to evolve into a book for spouses or partners of Sex Addicts. I have decided to share my writings and the struggles of writing a book with others. Hopefully each of you will not only gain insight and comfort by reading about my experiences and struggles, but I also hope you will share your stories, comments, critiques and suggestions here both to help direct the book and to help our friends who visit this site.