I turned to escorts to distract myself from my wife's death – now I can't stop

DEAR DEIDRE: I’M worried about how to cope as I’ve become addicted to seeing escorts.

When my wife died three years ago I felt so lonely that I arranged to meet a woman for company and sex. I’m a 50-year-old man.

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At first, I’d do it once a week at most. But now I feel the need to meet an escort three or four times a week.

It has stopped being something I want to do and has become an addiction. It doesn’t even make me feel better any more.

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I know this isn’t healthy but I don’t know how to stop.

The expense is enormous too – it will bankrupt me.

DEIDRE SAYS: Rather than getting help with your grief when your wife died, you turned to sex to fill the void in your life.

There is support out there for this type of sex addiction and be assured you can kick this habit.

My support pack will help. You can also contact Sex Addicts Anonymous (saauk.info).

It isn’t too late to get bereavement counselling. Read my bereavement support pack for more information about where you can get help.

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