If you are hanging out with an active sex addict, it is pretty certain that they are going to lie to you.The lies are numerous: They are not where they say they are, and they aren’t hanging out with the people they say they are.You may assume, after all you've been through, that they won't be receptive to talking, but you have some influence here.Sure, if you come at them saying "You f*cking asshole, I know you cheated on me," you won't get an honest response.I finally got to a point where because of my actions, I had nothing left.I spent seven weeks in rehab getting help for sex addiction, and this list is a compilation of everything I’ve learned about sex addiction from my own experience and treatment, and heard from many other men in groups I’ve been part of. You never know: They may be relieved to have it out in the open.
But either way, they likely always need to be in control. But if it's attached to these other warning signs, you might be with a sex addict. When they go out to a bar, if there is a cute bartender, they chat her up. For some people, this might be normal, even healthy.If you suspect your partner of cheating, you're probably right.It may be difficult, but confront them about it — it's the only way to begin to stop the cycle.The mind of a cornered sex addict can be like an animal caught in a trap.When it's all going down, they will pretty much do anything necessary to avoid admitting that they might be the freak they believe, deep down, the world thinks they are. Maybe you’ve been hanging out for just a couple of weeks, or maybe it’s a long-term relationship. First things first: sex addiction isn’t just about loving sex.You know that sometimes, you can be suspicious by nature, but lately, things just don’t seem right. The main symptoms of sex addiction include being unable to control sexual decision-making, failed attempts at stopping unwanted sexual behavior, and a pattern of negative consequences resulting from one's sex life, from anxiety to depression and legal problems.Sure, they are good in bed, but they need to be in charge the whole time.You may end up feeling that you're less their sex partner than someone being led around and controlled.They never leave their phone laying around, and might even take it with them when they go to shower.If you ask them if you can use it, they look nervous.