A Behavior So Taboo
Gail says she thinks she knows where Jennifer's troubles begin. "The role model from her other parent—the father— was not a very good one," Gail says. "Not very loving and nurturing."
How did that manifest into a sexual addiction? "That I don't know," Gail says, "but it's the self-esteem part that I'm thinking."
Jennifer also thinks her relationship with her father plays an important role in her life. "I feel like the abandonment that I felt from my father played a profound role," she says. "That dynamic was my model of how I relate to men. Not that I want to have intercourse with my dad, but in the way of I crave his affection."