Rules dating recovering addict


31-Oct-2017 03:54

Sex addicts use behaviors rather than substances as coping mechanisms.

These might include masturbation, compulsive viewing of pornography, infidelity, one-night stands and a host of other ‘acting out’ practices that undermine the ability to form intimate bonds with another human being.

There is no "recommended scenario" where the sex addict is continuing with his/her addiction and simply telling everyone he encounters that he's an addict and still trying to have sex.

Which is why the point you're trying to make is not a recommendation -- it's not supposed to be a scenario to begin with, and if it's happening, the help has no control in the first place.

Instead of seeing transparency as a punishment or a hindrance, the addict must come to view it as rock-solid security measure again potential relapse, where relapse would eliminate all chances at personal happiness.

The realm of healthy dating may seem strange for other reasons as well.

If the "victim" is rushing into sex, they are setting themselves up (whether the sex is with an addict or not, imo.).

The author never said potential victims don't deserve full disclosure.Regardless of the particular brand of sex addiction, this stage of reentry into the dating pool is critical for every sex addict.



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