“Those who exploit or are exploited by sex and money in relationships are not always sex addicts.
Most sex addicts tend to use sex and money as weapons of control. Sexual compulsivity at its core is a disease of the self-absorbed and so is exploitation. You will need to manifest change within yourself, maintaining your side of the street and keeping it clean is essential to growth and recovery.
Moving towards developing a healthy relationship with yourself first and by association with your partner, maybe what jump-starts the new relational order.
How early trauma and shame often create a maladaptive need for external power and control which may well be achieved through exploitation of sex and or money.”
– Debra L. Kaplan MBA, MA – From the Book ‘For Love and Money’