Is the sex addict's addiction the fault of the spouse or partner?
No. The addiction was NOT the fault of the spouse or partner. The addict's addiction began at a much earlier stage of development-long before marriageable age. The addiction, left untreated, would have grown regardless of who the addict married and would have wounded anyone who got close enough. Once again, there IS help for the spouse or partner of a sex addict in the form of support groups and professional counseling.