Sex addict dating
I have stopped relying on alcohol because I didn’t like the person I was turning into.For a long time I felt like a stranger in my own life.There were many times when the pain was so bad that I wanted to die.I asked “why” over and over but have learnt that the why may never be known in sex addiction and accepting that was important.Partners of sex addicts go through deep trauma but specialist support services are poor in Ireland.
It was so hard to accept that this was an illness, but the way I looked at it, if my husband had been suffering from cancer, I would not have turned my back on him.
Ava is in her 40s, has been married for 22 years and has four children My husband was and is my best friend.
We were married 20 years with four kids when I found out about his sex addiction.
I know my husband would not be here today if I had told more people. I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and although the impact has lessened, I still feel on high alert for the next catastrophe that could happen.
I was prescribed anti-depressants and began to drink a lot around this time which brought me to an even lower point.