I'm a recovering sex addict who is in a fairly new relationship. I'm trying hard to be good and I still find myself trying to stray. How can I stop?

My understanding is that

My understanding is that treatment for sex addiction generally follows the 12 steps.

What kind of treatment did you receive and how long have you been in recovery?

Nikki

I didn't actually receive

I didn't actually receive treatment. I basically stayed away from everyone after my actions faced alot of social consequences. That lasted nearly a year. He knows some of the details about my issues. But I haven't laid it out in black and white. Which I know I should do but he's a little well sexually reserved. We have great sex. So great that I could probably be with just him. But he is only around on weekends. And the week is very hard to deal with.

Yes difficult to be faithful.

Yes difficult to be faithful. I have a group in my phone listed as BC "booty call" it contains the guys I usually get ahold of to hook up. But to many of them want to talk and they get attached so sometimes I find someone new to add to this list. This could be someone I just haven't slept with yet, barely know and not to often someone I just met. I've had a few std scares, thankfully they were just that, scares. So I try very hard to be conscious of that. Which I totally failed at from time to time. My boyfriend and I dont use protection. I had my tubes tied after my third baby. So we aren't concerned with that. But if I stray hes at risk unless I fess up and lose him. I don't want either of those to be my choices. I want to be faithful. I tend to stick for the most part with people I know because it can be as simple as a text an things are in motion. And I live in a small town. my image in this town is already openly tainted. some of my indiscretions became public. Including an affair with a married man and his friend in the married mans bar after close. And when we brought a woman back to my house. Busted having sex in a public bathroom. Hotel hallway. There is alot against me so I try to keep it low key.

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