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Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
I am very sorry to now about this overwhelming situation.
Could you please tell me more about yourself and about this serious issue?
I need to stop this behavior.
Absolutely. Please tell me more about it, like for how long have you been this way, your age and more about this issue.
I'm 63 and I have been like this for decades. My wife is a wonderful woman whom I love, but have had no intimacy with for the past 6 years. She has found out about 2 affairs I have had. I must change!!!
Then you have tried to change bit have been unsuccessful, right?
I have wanted to but never been successful
Since this has been a serious issue for decades, it's obvious this requires much more than will power. What you describe here could point at what is known as "love & sex addiction".
Is there a therapist in my area I can see for help?
Sure, please provide your zip code.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a minute please
Here you will find a list of professional psychotherapists specialized in addictions. Please contact at least 3 of them in order to assess which one could help you the most. Let me see if I can find other group of professionals too.
Here you could find treatment centers offering support for addictions, where you could recieve intensive treatment for this disorder: http://treatment.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?sid=1382533700.4459_25776&zipcode=07044&zipdist=7&spec=213
I need this desperately
Also you would need to join a support group once you complete intensive treatment, and here you could find information for them too> http://www.sa.org/index.php
You're very welcome. Please contact them as soon as possible.
Here too: http://saa-recovery.org/
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or to follow up, since I am here willing to support you as much as possible. Thank you for your trust.