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January 23, 2010

Sex Addiction Considered as a Crock

As the New York Post headlined, Woods' sex addiction treatment
will involve something called "Disclosure Day." On that day he will be required to tell his wife about each and every time he betrayed her. In detail...

I have it on very good authority that such a practice would never be permitted in AA. It is not one of the traditional 12 steps. Even if you stretch things and class "Disclosure Day" under the step of making amends to those you have hurt, that step also says that you should not do so when you will be hurting the other person.

Can any sensible person really imagine that Elin Woods wants to hear all about her husband's sexual escapades. Isn't this a clear case of adding insult to injury? -- -- Had Enough Therapy?: Is Tiger Woods a Sex Addict?

Posted by Vanderleun at January 23, 2010 10:22 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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We should at least ask first if the man has a prodigious memory.

Posted by: james wilson at January 23, 2010 10:48 AM

Wow, that's messed up. I know a woman whose first husband used that technique (cheating on her and then telling her the details). She divorced him, citing emotional abuse on top of infidelity.

I can't see how this type of "therapy" would benefit anyone. Except maybe a sadistic therapist who likes watching the fallout. Or perhaps is hoping that some of the details will accidentally "leak," bringing in some of that sweet Tiger gossip cash.

Posted by: Julie at January 23, 2010 1:42 PM

They're basically asking him to tell her "Hi, honey, I want you to slice off my junk and here's why."

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 23, 2010 3:41 PM

I never really cared one way or the other about Michael Douglas until he single-handedly invented the "sex-addiction" excuse for trolling in foreign waters. I then found him to be a genius of the first order, even if he was simultaneously an asshole for it.

AA or any other "normal" therapy would eschew torturing the aggrieved party with all of the lurid details of one's transgressions. However it is quite probable that Tiger's wife, like many a woman, insists on hearing all of the sordid facts so that she may hoard them like a squirrel's acorns, to be enjoyed at a later date of her own maliciously-timed choosing.

I reckon he should of thought of that in the first place, too.

Posted by: Kim Crawford at January 23, 2010 4:46 PM

"Sex addiction?"
I'm not a sleaze, I'm a victim.
You have no idea what it's like to get so horny.
I'm not responsible for my behavior.
The Devil made me do it.


Posted by: jwm at January 23, 2010 7:54 PM

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