I pulled out my i Phone as my trusted companion and focused my attention on a few chats with friends. I learned that he was a 44-year-old golf professional from New Zealand who was at the tail end of a divorce after 16 years of marriage, and had two young children under the age of 10.
“I could have dealt with a gambling addiction or alcoholism – anything but this,” Rachel confirms.
Like most partners, she initially didn’t buy into the concept of sex addiction (“it sounded like a pretty weak excuse for an affair”) and even when she did start to believe that her husband’s behaviour was compulsive, her friends didn’t (“they’d look at me in despair, asking since when had sexual desire became a monster that can’t be controlled”), leaving her feeling isolated.
Armies of warriors and spectators celebrated the end of the annual festival with fire, battle and long beards.
Organisers believe that the week-long extravaganza of all matters Viking exceeded last year's festival when an estimated 53,000 visitors flocked to York and say all Viking-themed activities this year sold out as did many of the talks and workshops.
"The Norse warriors were welcomed back to the city with every bit of warmth and enthusiasm that we could hope for,” said festival co-ordinator, Nicola Harkess.
“The crowds lining the streets for the March to Coppergate were amazing – it certainly felt like there were more people cheering them on than we’ve ever had before." The grand finale began with Eric the Bloodaxe's army parading from Deans Park via Stonegate to the Eye of York where they engaged in a daytime skirmish before an evening battle followed by a firelit ceremony with a wicker stag, fire throwers and fireworks.To be fair on Rachel’s friends, there is some debate about whether the term sex addiction is scientifically accurate, but the field of addiction is changing fast and emphasis is shifting from the substance to the psychological symptoms of addiction.The NHS has a website page dedicated to sex addiction. Chat for an hour tops (your convo disappears after that). Here's what you should know about PURE subscriptions:- Your free 3-day trial begins when you subscribe for the first time.- After 3 days, the monthly payment for the subscription will be automatically charged to your account. As for subscription payments—Apple takes care of it. Upload a selfie and match with somebody who turns you on. PURE uses auto-renewing subscriptions — you have to subscribe to get inside. He said he'd joined determined to overcome his intimacy fears but hadn't been moved by any of the women he'd met. I want to hear your voice."He called me that night, and was even smarter and funnier on the phone.