“My husband wants sex too often; sometimes, he hurts me. When I complain, he says it is my duty as a wife” (Booth, 2009, p. 224).
This scenario raises some questions.
First, “Is this type of behavior sexual or religious abuse?”
Second, “Is her husband a sex addict?”
Third, “Who should get help regarding this case?”
If a man would not consider the welfare of his spouse, then he may not only be an addict but a sadist.
No healthy husband would want to hurt his wife.
Regarding the three questions, I want to answer the third. I think that the wife should get help on how to garner the strength to stand for what she deserves. Then, she can arrange an intervention on her husband; and then, treatment and recovery are available (p. 224).
Booth, L. (2009). Say yes to your sexual healing: daily meditation for overcoming sex addiction. p. 224. Deerfield Beach; FL: Health Communications. Retrieve from http://www.amazon.com/Say-Yes-Your-Sexual-Healing/dp/0757313787.