Although your local therapist may deny that such an addiction exists since it's not on the 'Official' list of diagnostic categories. What is their cycle of behavior? When you have a mind-numbing daily routine, such a change is a shot of adrenaline excitement. There is also the validation of being desired and wanted by other people. Comment Name Email Website.
The risk is very real, and getting out of this addiction has its own challenges.
This can be very exhilarating. Once you and your spouse begin discussing the addiction, understanding the patterns and taking steps to interrupt the cycles, then you can take steps to identify the origin of the addiction, and stymie the fantasies that feed the addiction. Many addictions, including sex addictions turn into a composite of other addictions. You can help your spouse out of this addiction as well. Knowing what little addictions they often indulge in before the big one can give you clues as to where to start making interventions.