Dating a recovering sex addict
Even when you're doing nothing wrong, they spend a lot of time being suspicious of you and acting like you're the untrustworthy one.
When a person has a habit of treating others badly, they often think that others are capable of treating them the same way. But if their sexual interests become all-encompassing, and if you are being pushed physically or emotionally beyond your comfort zone, then your partner clearly has some issues that may add up to sex addiction. Don't try to persuade yourself that nothing is going on. The worst place for you, and your addict, is the place that stays within the lie.
If you are hanging out with an active sex addict, it is pretty certain that they are going to lie to you.
I spent seven weeks in rehab getting help for sex addiction, and this list is a compilation of everything I’ve learned about sex addiction from my own experience and treatment, and heard from many other men in groups I’ve been part of. You never know: They may be relieved to have it out in the open.
This is not about you, no matter how much it affects your self-esteem.