I miss him intensely. I had told him I could not be friends with him after we split, which upset him greatly I know he continued virtual sexual relationships with many of his ex girlfriends. I threatened to leave but of course never did, instead becoming more downtrodden and obsessive, devising increasingly crazy ways to catch him out. Sex Addicts have two sides to their personalities and the deception over who they are, what they believe in and what they are doing presents an ever changing, contradictory picture that is impossible to make sense of. The behaviors of those with a sex addiction often lead to problems in their primary relationships too. While the FDA has not approved any medication for the treatment of sex addiction, there are some studies that have shown certain SSRIs antidepressants and opioid antagonists, such as naltrexone, to be successful in treating the cravings and impulses related to sex addiction. Contracting an STD and then accidentally passing the disease on to someone you love is a serious, but completely possible, outcome of sexually addictive behavior. Some Signs and Symptoms to Look for Sex addiction of any kind is marked by a loss of control: It is also not uncommon for those addicted to sex to have an underlying and co-morbid mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Sexual addiction is a progressive disorder that affects the individual suffering from the problem as well as the loved ones, partners or others involved with the individual in a number of ways. If you face any of these symptoms, it may be beneficial to seek professional help. I have been deeply traumatised by everything that has happened, and effectively had a nervous breakdown. Different from the abstinence-based goals of drug and alcohol treatment , though, the goal for those with sex addiction is not complete abstinence, but rather a return to healthy sexual behavior. Many STDs can be cured if they are caught early. Impacts on marriage and intimacy. There are other definitions of sex addiction based on high levels of sexual activity, including hypersexual disorder a high-volume sexual disorder.