The same compulsive behavior that characterizes other addictions also is typical of sex addiction.But these other addictions, including drug, alcohol and gambling dependency, involve substances or activities with no necessary relationship to our survival.“Eventually you met up with some of the women.” “Yes,” Cal said, hanging his head. All the while I was still active in church and no one suspected what I was up to.
For some sex addicts, behavior does not progress beyond compulsive masturbation or the extensive use of pornography or phone or computer sex services.
For others, addiction can involve illegal activities such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, obscene phone calls, child molestation or rape.
But, I thought she was overly jealous.”SEE ALSO: Heal Your Marriage after Infidelity “Sounds like this all developed over a long period of time, Cal,” I said. “Before I knew it I was talking to more and more women and I was excluding Cynthia from this secret life.
I became preoccupied with who I might meet and how they might find me attractive and interesting.” “This all sounds very seductive, Cal,” I suggested.
His wife of 27 years was threatening to leave him, he was embarrassed over his behavior, and felt more alone and empty than when he began the flirtatious actions.