Precarious

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

She stood on the cliff.  Several months ago, they found a man’s body below.  It was an apparent suicide.  What drove him to it? Divorce? Losing a loved one? Unemployment? Mental illness?

What about her?  Was she thinking of chucking it in too? How could she?  What about her husband and their three little boys?  But, how could she continue living the way she was? She closed her eyes.  There was only one thing left for her to do.

“Hi, I’m Melissa and I’m a sex addict.” This was her first Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting and her road to recovery.

100 Words

This story is fiction but it was inspired by a rundown of the movie, Addicted on YouTube. It’s about a married woman and mother with a sex addiction which affected her marriage, her relationship with her children and her job. Here’s the trailer, if you’re interested.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

Sources: Very Well Mind; Bay Area SAA

15 Replies to “Precarious”

  1. Looks like a good movie. There’s one out there about a male sex addict called, “Thanks for Sharing,” where Mark Ruffalo plays the addict that’s good also. Getting addictions to a manageable is a worthy goal, but it’s so tough when the object of the addiction is also something you need, like sex and food.

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    1. Just from reading the plot for “Thanks for Sharing”, you can see how tough it is to fight addiction when how easy it is to fall off the wagon, so to speak. And the temptations are out there, luring the person. It’s easy for the person to become discouraged and think that they will never beat the addiction and manage their lives. Having that support, especially when they desperately need it, is so crucial.

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  2. I was not expecting that sexual addiction piece! I learned, in my counseling years, that there are those who don’t believe in sexual addiction. I also learned the reality of it and how it can destroy a life, relationships, and any hope of recovery. I hope your MC will find the redemption she is seeking. Well done.

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      1. In addition to the struggles they go through, one of the biggest challenges that they have to deal with and overcome is the stigma attached to addiction. I’m thankful that many are seeking help and that you are a part of the healing process.

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