Do you think you might be a sex and love addict?
You're not alone. But you need to ask for help. I know it's scary and you might not even feel worthy of it, but it's the bravest, most courageous, important, loving thing you can do for yourself. And you're the only person who can do it. How much longer do you want to wait? It's up to you.
I get so many emails and messages asking me for help. I wanted to create one page of references to help get you started on your path to recovery, freedom, and peace. I hope this helps.
Want to know my story? You can read it here at BUST Magazine.
Find out if you're a sex and love addict.
Talk to someone.
This is so very important and should be made a priority. If you're broke, like I was, there are places that specialize in counseling for those with low income. And there are also therapists who will lower their rates. Miraculously, I found that when I was willing to get help, I magically was able to pay for it. I still can't tell you how this happened. I think this is simply how much we are meant to get help and work on ourselves. The universe will support you as soon as you make the decision. I promise.
Do some extensive googling. Look for low-cost therapy in your area.
Look for therapists that specialize in sex and love addiction.
If you live in Los Angeles, the Center for Healthy Sex focuses on sex and love addiction and offers group therapy which is more affordable than individual therapy.
I highly recommend finding someone who will understand you. Keep trying until you find the right person, and don't quit. You're worth it. I found that sadly, some therapists just didn't understand the addiction at all. You will feel relieved once you find someone who does.