The Rutland Centre has seen a rise in the numbers seeking help for sexual addiction. In , 1 per cent of its clients were treated for sex addiction and that figure has now risen to 5 per cent. Partners of sex addicts go through deep trauma but specialist support services are poor in Ireland. The Rutland Centre is trying to change this and is running a workshop for partners on Saturday, May 25th.
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Find our member blogs by member name here! The level of respect should as well. As counselors, we have our challenges treating this population. One major solution lies not in how we classify them but in how they classify themselves. There are three major areas for exploration with sex addicts, all of which require their own delicate balance. Confronting a sex addict on his or her actions is like confronting a sixteen-year-old on masturbation.
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Unfortunately, as with most active addicts, these individuals are often out of touch with the unforeseen costs of their addictive behavior patterns until a related crisis emerges for which they seek help. Ignoring signs that most others would not miss — STDs, workplace trouble, related chemical dependency relapses, broken relationships, etc. This is their denial. It is almost as if they refuse to see, or are unable to integrate into their conscious thought process, the destructive effects of their sexual and romantic activity not only upon themselves, but on those who love them. Unlike healthy individuals who utilize past mistakes as a guide to future decisions and behavior, individuals caught up in patterns of impulsive and compulsive sexual gratification tend to deny and defend against the seriousness of their romantic and sexual choices — rationalizing, minimizing, and justifying behavior that most others would readily identify as problematic or even dangerous.
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