Category: Sex Addiction

How Setting Goals Can Help Overcome Sexual Addiction

Couple walking in the fog It is incredibly human to get swept up with a current problem or preoccupation. We have all experienced this and found our world shrinking around us. For example, a recent client of mine (details changed to protect identity) was struggling with whether to return home for the holidays because her parents are always so invalidating [...]
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Celebrities Who Have Overcome Sexual Addiction

Couple on the beach Almost 12 million Americans are battling a sex addiction, according to the American Association for Family and Marriage Therapy. Sexual addiction, or sexual dependency, refers to a phenomenon where a person finds their sexual behaviors unmanageable, obsessed with sexual thoughts to a point where it dominates their daily life and interferes with relationships. It’s Not [...]
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Learning To Validate When Your Spouse is Hurt By Porn Addiction

Married couple When we grow up we experience a range of responses to our hurts, joys and concerns. These become deeply formative messages about how to deal with our own emotions and those of others in the future. “Many of us heard statements like, “it’s not that bad!”, “bless your heart, it’ll pass”, “get over it”, or [...]
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Why Sexual Addiction Leads Couples into Communication Confusion

Married couple If you let me stay for the weekend in your home whilst you were out of town you might lay down some ground rules (often these are implied by culture). For example, you might assume I wouldn’t drive your car, or sleep in your bed, or take your favorite cookies with me when I leave. [...]
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How Problem Solving Skills Can Make Life Manageable For Porn Addicts

Man in deep thought on the impact of drug withdrawal. Home improvements are not my forte. I start with a vision and desire for improvement, but lack a strategic plan for achieving it. Furthermore, when I get started I find myself driving to the hardware store dozens of times—each time to procure that one other tool I had never heard of before. Jobs take me [...]
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