03-26-2010, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
| | Re: my husband is addicted to chat lines--im trying to keep my head up!
Sexual addiction issues are the toughest to learn to manage because, by nature, we are sexual beings. We have heard from several addicts, their addiction to drugs/alcohol was easier to get over than their sexual addiction issue.
In the long run they are all destructive. It sounds like he is listening to you. He should attend counseling with you while he is sober because justification is part of an addiction and addicts are good at it! If he goes to counseling and just sits there, he will hear stuff that will start him pondering. This is a young marriage and there is hope but it will take both of you.
You mentioned that you have a history of addiction from family and friends, one thing to realize what is happening in the brain. We have created a presentation that explains this. You can watch it here: Two-part Brain
You don't have to input your name or anything. Watch the video and a gain a better understanding. Many have expressed a lot of appreciation for the knowledge they get.
Wish you the best!