For many people who struggle with sexual addiction, identifying the triggers - this people, places, things, smells, sounds, emotions, etc. - that bring about urges to use is a critical step to establishing sobriety. The people we work with who struggle with sexual addiction often are unable to identify specific triggers. They'll say things like, [...]
Self-esteem can be directly correlated to sex or pornography addiction. Healthy self-esteem lessens the possibility of being crippled by addiction.
In this post we'll look at additional markers and experiences that create an addiction foundation for the sex and/or pornography addict's addiction. In a former post we looked at this topic from an "early exposure" perspective - now we look at other common markers.
Does pornography addiction hurt the addict and his or her friends and family? Some say it's really not a big deal. Others say it is. I weigh in with what I've heard from porn addicts.
How do you get more of what you want in your marriage? You ask for it. How do you ask for it? By being assertive and using this 4 step model of assertiveness.
Is your self-talk holding you back? Here are a few ideas on how to recognize positive and negative self-talk and make the change to something better!