Mental illness is a hard conversation to have with those around us, even when it’s with our significant other. People tend to hold tightly onto the most fragile aspects of their lives. I have learned this from being in a relationship with my girlfriend who struggles with depression. I started noticing the signs of depression in my girlfriend about two years into our relationship; she was no longer as social as she used to be and spent more time alone in bed. Our conversations did not feel as genuine, and it was as if she was hiding something.
In many ways, sex addiction is like other compulsive behaviors. This type of addiction can potentially destroy an otherwise normal, life-enhancing activity. Consuming patterns of