They almost always feel very guilty and ashamed of their behavior.
This is not about you, no matter how much it affects your self-esteem.If someone is masturbating compulsively, it's because they can't stop, and might have a problem.When a person has a habit of treating others badly, they often think that others are capable of treating them the same way. But if their sexual interests become all-encompassing, and if you are being pushed physically or emotionally beyond your comfort zone, then your partner clearly has some issues that may add up to sex addiction. Don't try to persuade yourself that nothing is going on. The worst place for you, and your addict, is the place that stays within the lie.You may assume, after all you've been through, that they won't be receptive to talking, but you have some influence here.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.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.If you suspect them of doing something wrong, they will do their best to make it seem that they are innocent, even to the point of questioning your integrity or sanity for suspecting them.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.