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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Navigating a Relationship with a Sex AddictCouples in recovery from sex addiction are in a unique situation.

It requires patience, hard work and commitment to the healing process. A couple‚Äôs recovery as a team also depends on each partner’s individual recovery. While it is assumed that the addict will follow a program of recovery, it can often come as a surprise to the partner that his or her own recovery is of paramount importance.

It is up to the individual to decide whether to stay in or leave the relationship — nobody can make that choice for them.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Navigating a Relationship with a Sex Addict

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  1. Thanks for the article Alex! Last week, I went to a training about the trauma that a partner experience when in a relationship with a sex addict. I am so glad that our field is moving forward on helping partners deal with the intense trauma and find themselves again.

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