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Help! My Partner Cheated On Me!

Published on: February 20, 2015 in: For partners, Infidelity
Infidelity is not rare. People cheat on their partners. What if you are the betrayed one? You feel devastated. Maybe your partner only wandered away once or twice – perhaps they are notorious cheaters, moreover, sex addicts, which means they have an obsessive approach to sex. The shock and pain will not go away soon; .. Read more

6 Ways People Stay Addicted to Pornography

Published on: February 18, 2015 in: Healthy sexuality, Pornography help, Sex addiction recovery
Pornography addiction is “…cunning, baffling, and powerful.” Relapse, while not required, is often a part of recovery. All too often, I hear the story of chronic relapse. Again and again, despite one’s best efforts to stop, the “dark wolf” of pornography addiction rears its ugly head. Does this sou .. Read more

Why do I need a sex addiction therapist if i’m using the 12 Steps?

Published on: June 13, 2014 in: Sex addiction recovery
Congratulations! If you have committed to attending 12 Step meetings, you have decided that you want a life in recovery. Using the 12 Steps is an excellent way to regain control of your life, but it’s not enough. While being close to a group that shares your problems can be a rewarding experience, there are areas .. Read more

Early Sex Addiction Recovery: The Wave

Published on: July 27, 2012 in: Sex addiction recovery, Symptoms, problems, causes
Discovery is a little like being crushed by a huge ocean wave. Early Sex addiction recovery is like a that wave pummels you for what seems like forever. Instinct takes over and you fight to catch a breath. It's a fight you can't win, so you surrender yourself to the fate of the angry sea. And the wave carries you .. Read more

Confessions of a Self-Soother

Published on: June 16, 2012 in: Resources
Playing Alone Was Soothing I remember my basement. The hard concrete floor, the thin carpet and the bright fluorescent lights. There were plastic models, puzzles, colored markers, and heaps of Legos. Even a little record player. My basement was a sanctuary. No one yelled. No one was mean or critical or wanted s .. Read more

Working with Partners of Sex Addicts: An Interview with Dr. Barbara Steffens

Published on: April 4, 2018 in: Couples in recovery, Infidelity
Can you talk briefly about your study, where you looked at betrayed partners of sex addicts from the trauma perspective? The research looked at trauma symptoms in betrayed partners after they learned about their spouse’s sexual addiction and betrayal. We expected to find some evidence of trauma symptoms when we unde .. Read more

Pornography Addiction a Growing Concern for Young Teens

Published on: April 4, 2018 in: Pornography help
Many people are uncomfortable talking about pornography use and addiction in general, let alone as a problem that affects young teenagers and pre-teens. Unfortunately, regular pornography exposure is a real concern for adolescents and may put young people at risk for delinquent behavior and even teen porn addiction. A .. Read more

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