Sex and Love Addiction

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Sex and love addiction has the same progressive patterns as other addictions.  The sexual addict struggles to control their behaviors, and feels guilt over their constant failure and lack of “willpower”. Their loss of self-esteem get bigger and this fuels the need to escape even further into their addictive behaviors. This cycle will repeat. A sense of powerlessness cripples the life of an addict. 

Love and sex can be addictive and as destructive to relationships as compulsive substance abuse. The high hinges on physical or psychological arousal, and relationships can be fueled by desperation. Love addicts go through life with desperate hopes and constant fears. Fearing rejection, pain, unfamiliar experiences, and having little faith in their ability or right to inspire love, they wait and wish for love, perhaps their least familiar real experience. The sex addict follows a routine or ritual leading to acting out on desires, and is then overcome by feelings of denial…

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