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Is a Sex Addiction Challenging Your Way of Life?

posted by Chris Valentine
Sex addiction is not taken seriously by some, but it is a real problem

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There are countless addictions in this world, addictions that can change lives forever.

Whether you are the one suffering through such an addiction or know of someone close to you who is, there is help out there if one knows where to find it.

That said the biggest challenge oftentimes in getting treatment for an addiction is admitting one has one in the first place.

Whether it is fear of losing intimate relationships, perhaps a job, even maybe the admiration of one’s children, coming to terms with announcing one is addicted to something (or more than one item) can be downright difficult.

One of the more difficult addictions to come out with is when a person has a sex addiction.

It can be embarrassing, it can prove hard to discuss with those close to the individual, it can even bring shame to some people.

With that being the case, is a sex addiction challenging your way of life?

Getting Treatment Today, Not Tomorrow

If you are someone who is grappling with a sex addiction, where do you turn for help?

The addiction can oftentimes be something that no one outside the home knows about it, making it all the more difficult to come out and admit.

In the event you are dealing with a sex addiction, keep these tips in mind so that you can get treatment today, not tomorrow:

     

  • Admission – First and foremost, don’t be afraid to go public with the fact that you have a sex addiction. Turning to Life Works Recovery or another proven facility to treat you can get you on the road to recovery today. When you go to professionals at these types of facilities, you are not met with a feeling of guilt or embarrassment. Instead, professionals will sit down with you and discuss how you got to this point in your life, what you want to do about it, and how to fix the matter. Letting professionals who have dealt with countless such cases over the years take much of the pressure off of you;
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  • Resolution – Even though admitting you have an addiction is the most important step, how resolute are you to fix the problem? Given addictions can run the gamut from drug and alcohol problems to wanting sex way more often than most individuals and/or couples would consider normal, conquering the problem can seem insurmountable at times. Some people will say they want help, but their ultimate actions do not indicate that there long-term goal is getting it. You have to be committed to want to overcome the addiction once and for all;
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  • Support – Having a strong support base can mean the difference between defeating an addiction and letting it get the better of you for years to come. If you let the addiction win out, it could plague you in a number of ways, including your relationships with family and friends, your career, even how you proceed in the dating world if you are not in a steady relationship all the time. In the event you are afraid those closest to you will turn and run when you come out and announce you have a sex addiction, don’t let that thought deter you. Those people in your life who truly feel you matter to them will be there through thick and thin. On the flip side, those people who seemed to be good family relations or friends, if they choose to not be by your side, you have a better idea moving forward which folks really do matter in your life.

 

As you battle whatever addiction is presently ailing you, know that there is help out there for you if you really want to seek it.

The cost of not battling an addiction can prove much more than doing it, so don’t look at the situation as if you really have a choice in the matter.

Seeking and receiving the help you require will end up being one of the best decisions you make in your life moving forward.

If the time has come to make that outreach, do it today.

If you do not, you could end up regretting taking no action whatsoever.

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