Sex & Love Addiction for Women

Many women would never call themselves a sex or love addict; however, they find that they are unable to have satisfying long term intimate relationships in spite of numerous attempts. Some find that they have intentionally decided to stop hoping for intimacy and simply see the involvement as short term and/or sexual from the beginning.

Some of the symptoms of Sex or Love Addiction are:

    • Poor emotional and physical boundaries; getting involved with others emotionally or sexually before knowing them
    • Returning to painful, destructive relationships to avoid loneliness
    • Serial sexual or emotional relationships, or even overlapping relationships with no chance for healing in between
    • Chronic feelings of emptiness or fear of being alone; constant searching for intimate relationships
    • Confusion of love with neediness, romantic intensity or sexual/physical attraction
    • Frequently rescuing others or feeling victimized by others
    • Using sex or emotional dependence as a substitute for healthy nurturance and support*

If some of these characterize the pain you feel when dealing with intimacy, we would like to help. You can be supported while you talk through the difficult emotions of healing. You can also learn to enter and maintain healthy and mutually nurturing relationships that last. When you call we will handle your call privately and discreetly. If you would rather not share with the client relationship coordinator the details of your situations, please ask to speak to a clinician.

*Adapted from The Characteristics of Sex and Love Addicts read at Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

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