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"The reality of the Western world today means you can find anything you desire easily and anonymously.Indeed, you can find a whole load of stuff you don't desire, but get hooked nonetheless," she says.
"First, the addict goes into recovery on their own to work out causes and develop relapse prevention strategies.
Traditionally, most partners of sex addicts have been treated as co-dependents, says Hall.
"The presumption is that the partner knew at some level what was going on and was 'enabling' it, which is frankly an insult.
"Ideally, partners get their own therapy," says Hall.
"The problem is that all the assumptions made by well-meaning friends about sex addiction are also shared by many therapists who are untrained in this area.
"So when he sat me down one day to tell me he was a sex addict, I actually laughed - although I soon stopped when he disclosed night upon night of watching pornography for hours on end and numerous short-lived affairs.