When the doctor told me I have bipolar disorder, the very first question I asked was, “What’s that?” It wasn’t that I’d never heard of bipolar before — I just didn’t really know what it meant. It occurred to me, at that moment, that being aware of something and understanding something aren’t even remotely the same thing. The people around you are probably aware that bipolar disorder exists, but it’s likely going to be up to you to help them understand it.
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