Category: Sex Addiction

Marriage – Secret Affairs are a Path to Destruction

Couple standing on walkway Obviously, an affair is destructive because it is sex with someone other than your spouse, right! Well, hold on there for a moment. Yes, sex with another person is devastating, but you didn’t get there immediately, there are more insidious issues beneath the surface. Researchers and clinicians have long studied what makes marriages work, and [...]
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Masking Loneliness Behind Promiscuity in Women

Woman struggling with loneliness and promiscuity Toddlers are great teachers. If you watch them closely, they show you a crystal clear picture of fulfilling urges and meeting emotional desires. They do it in a way that isn’t subtle, doesn’t use the clever, socially acceptable, or justified deceptions that we adults use. One moment the toddler screams in pain and the next [...]
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Punishing Yourself Doesn’t Help You End Sexual Addiction

Sad man on a hill struggling with sexual addiction Self-control and discipline are esteemed in our culture. They are seen as vital mechanisms for success and growth. Indeed these qualities can be important aspects of a healthy self-motivational approach, yet, when it comes to sexual addiction, these qualities can produce bi-products that become binding forces that perpetuate a sexual addiction. If you are intrigued [...]
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The Pain of Broken Relationships Caused by Sex Addiction

Couple struggling with Sexual Addiction There has been a moment in every life where horror, disgust or pain has made you want to look away. From a self-protective stance, this seems rather adaptive though. Fascinating research on the automatic facial expressions we form in response to stimuli shows that worldwide we are the same. A key example is disgust. Our [...]
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Reconciling with Children Once in Sex Addiction Recovery

Man standing outside No matter what we have been through, most of us tend to want the very best for our kids! Either we work harder to give them what we didn’t have, or we commit to providing the great experience we did have. Whatever the situation, when we realize our kids have been harmed—especially by us—it sends [...]
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