I just finished "Out of the Shadows" By Patrick Carnes...Wow. How sick, and how sad, and yes I understand the addiction better. I was talking to my H last night, as he has finished it too (I know, huge right?) and told him I had a BGO (blinding glimpse of the obvious). At the end of the book it stated that addicts feel and exibit ANGER because they feel powerless. Well, actually, I think this is exactly why I feel angry! I feel angry because i know now that it is his fight, and I'm powerless to "fix" this( including our wrecked finances). I am told that I need to "fix" myself, (and in all honesty it was hard to admit I totally have fit the codependent role in the marriage) but I'm so lost on where to start? So, I'm trying to get into a therapist which is like pulling teeth because in the area of the country where I am living there are almost NONE that work with addictions, much less sex addiction specifically. I've called three different practices over 5 days with no return calls. I'm going to read shattered heart by patricia carnes and see if I can't start working on it on my own. What is anyones opinion on telephone counseling?(which may be my only recourse if I can't connect with a local therapist)?
Posts You May Be Interested In