Sufferers of sex addiction compulsively meet strangers for sexual encounters, even when faced with serious consequences such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and a breakdown in marriage.Studies reveal around 7% of men and 4% of women will suffer from sex addiction in their lifetime.
Love addicts feel worthless when not in a relationship and often subject themselves to an abusive in their relationship.
Counselling and therapy sessions aim to raise patients’ self-esteem as well as treat their underlying depression and/or anxiety.
Patients are armed with strategies to help them reduce and manage the impulsion to have sex.
Love addiction is often a result of neglect during childhood.
Whilst a sex addiction is more about compulsive behaviours, a love addiction is more about the emotional needs of the sufferer.