Sex addiction is not something anyone chooses. A sex addict uses sexual behaviors, romaance or codependent relationships to deal with feelings of fear, loneliness or worthlessness. She or he has developed a pathological attachment to a mood altering experience.
Many sex addicts come from families where their emotional needs were neglected or denied; there may have been violence, sexual abuse, or alcohol or drug addiction. Some sex addicts can’t remember their early years, whereas others report childhoods that were ‘perfect’. Whatever your memories, if your parents didn’t provide you with kind, consistent touch or emotional support, you probably learned not to trust or become vulnerable and attached to other people. Deep down you still don’t feel loved. Sex addiction is one way to avoid the pain.
Recovering from your addiction is possible. It is often a long journey but one that you don’t have to take alone. Jill has years of experience guiding and accompanying people on their way to wholeness, sexual trust, and intimacy. She can provide you with road maps to help you get there more quickly.