Why Sex Addicts Disclose


By disclosing everything, the addict is honoring the partner and then knows the partner is making a choice to stay based on truth and honesty, not lies. The partner is usually relieved and more hopeful after full disclosure.

  1. Many times sex addicts disclose their behavior because of shame and guilt that overwhelms them.
  2. Other addicts are forced to disclose due to a friend, family member, or a therapist that insists on it. They figure it is better to tell and do damage control than for their partner to hear about the acting out from an outside party.
  3. There are also times addicts feel their behavior is not congruent with who they believe themselves to be and want to finally be honest.
  4. Some addicts break under the intense pressure from their partner to tell the truth.
  5. There are times addicts disclose because of a sexually transmitted disease or a possible pregnancy from an acting out partner

As a therapist Certified in Sexual Addiction, I have had many addicts disclose outside the therapeutic environment.  From my experience, these disclosures are usually not FULL.  Many times “parts” of the story are missing.  Only a full disclosure, in a therapeutic setting, followed by a lie detector test is valid.

Suzanne would like to help her clients find happiness in life.  Are you depressed or anxious wondering how you can get through the next day? Do you feel over-worked and under-appreciated?  Do you have a difficult maintaining your weight, managing your finances, coping with your own addiction or the addiction of someone else, or maybe you are having a hard time getting along with your spouse or a difficult teenager?  There is relief….The first step, which is the most difficult, is making the call to seek help and direction for a better life.

Suzanne Specializes In: Relationship Problems, Recovery & Strengthening, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Management, Sexual Addiction/Love Addiction & Co-Dependency (women & men), Addictions (drugs, alcohol, shopping, etc),Trauma ,Personal/Sports/and Corporate Coaching. Clinical Training: CSAT : Suzanne is trained in sexual addictions from the prestigious IITAP institute and Patrick Carnes, EMDR (eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing):

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