I am a sex addict and codependent. I have low self esteem, an obsessive need to please, fear of abandonment and a compulsive craving for sex and relationship.
Just as a recovering alcoholic must avoid alcohol, I, as a recovering sex addict, must avoid erotica that is not based in a healthy relationship. For too many years of my life I have tolerated the intolerable in order to remain in a sexual relationship. That is no longer the case with me.