In many cases we can connect the reasons why we seek therapy to an intimacy disorder. Intimacy disorders can be loosely defined as anything in a person’s psyche that creates barriers to developing, experiencing or sustaining satisfying relationships. By psyche I am referring to an individual’s beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and personality. And relationships can include [...]
Partners often struggle with the need to control the recovery program for their addict. They might prescribe how often the addict needs to attend groups, see a counselor, and share his/her triggers, urges and thoughts around the addiction. Some partners require the addict to have screening software on all personal technology, and even undergo regular [...]
My Partner Has a Sexual/Pornography Addiction What Does This Mean For Me? One of the most difficult things to deal with is watching someone you love suffer and struggle with painful life experiences. Whether it is your partner, your child, your parent or your best friend. Being a support for someone who is struggling is [...]
Much of American culture values being individualistic, which can discourage having a reliance or dependence on others. You have probably heard someone say “I had to do it myself”, when describing how he or she accomplished something. On further examination, most stories like this would likely reveal at least one support person who helped in [...]
In this multi-part series for the partners of sex addicts we've taken a look at the traumas that often accompany the discovery of your partner's sex addiction and during the early stages of recovery. In this post we'll outline some suggestions for keeping yourself safe during these days of early recovery. First a few words [...]
Imagine a highly addictive drug that is available 24 hours a day, offered for free in large quantities in the comfort of your own home, and injected just by viewing it. For anyone who understands addiction, it is easy to understand how internet pornography is a perfect recipe for compulsive use.
Sex addiction can be understood in many ways. In this post we look at sex addiction through attachment theory and understanding some of the motivations for acting out behaviors.
Here are 6 tips for staying in recovery from sex addiction. If you want to keep relapse at bay, realize that recovery is a way of life - and incorporating these tips will help you stay in recovery.
During the holidays stress increases. When this happens an addict's addictive behaviors often increase. Could your spouse have an addiction that is exacerbated by the stress of the holidays?