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None of these strategies work and actually add to the problem.
What the partner has to realize is that she or he needs help too in order to get out of her or his own addictive habits.
To "please and keep her man" the co-addict will often attempt to become indispensable to the addict.
To assure success at pleasing, she may become extremely sensitive to the momentary mood of her partner.
The partner will need to learn how to stop enabling the sex addict and how to focus on her/himself, and how to take stands or draw boundaries that actually work.
A phrase that is used to describe a woman or a man in relationship with a sexual addict is a codependent of a sex addict, or co-addict.
In her book, Jennifer Schneider presents a cohesive description of a co-addict.
Schneider points out that the co-addict's self esteem comes from her success as a people-pleaser.