What is it like to be the partner of a sex addict?
There are many similar feelings reported by the partners/wives of sex addicts. Aloneness, hopelessness, confusion, anger, and a general feeling of disconnectedness from one's partner are among the most common. The partner can be confused due to the addict's elusiveness or defensiveness as to the level of which he or she is "let in" to the addict's L.I.F.E.. There is also a feeling that the partner doesn't and can't possibly measure up-resulting in a feeling that he or she will never be good enough. Anger is common as well due to the partner's unmet emotional and physical needs. Fantasy worlds are perfect places. There is neither room for the addict's partner or that partner's needs.