Taking a Realistic Approach to Healing: Starting ground rules for partners
Chances are, the pain and hurt from infidelity were not caused overnight… It took weeks, months or even years of build up that has led you and your significant other to this point. Because of that, you won’t be able to solve your problems overnight. In addition to recovery from sexual addiction, you’ll need to work […]Read More
7 Things That Can Hinder Your Sexual Addiction Recovery
After the truth has come out, and the partner of a sexual addict knows about some or all of the problematic behaviors, there are several things that the addict needs to do to ensure they start healing and moving forward. In past blogs, we’ve discussed things the sexual addict can do to start the recovery […]Read More
The Difference Between Men and Women
How both partners tend to view infidelity, cheating In this blog, we’re going to specifically look at the thought process behind sexual addiction for both men and women. Here, we are specifically dealing with straight men and women, and how they relate to each other as partners. We have discussed other relationship dynamics in other […]Read More
WHAT IS INFIDELITY?
After you discover your partner is addicted to sex or pornography, you may begin to wonder what the next steps for your relationship may be. Most of the time, some sort of counseling is helpful. It may also help to establish some definitions with your spouse, so they understand why and how the sexual addiction […]Read More
WHAT MAKES A SEXUAL ADDICT?
Many of the articles in this series discuss steps to overcoming sexual addiction, such as where to start and the importance of an accountability partner. However, sometimes as people become aware of potentially destructive behaviors, they may wonder: Am I a sexual addict, or am I merely seeking pleasure? It is normal to want to […]Read More
Sexual Addiction Training Opportunity in Spokane, Washington
For mental health professionals and any others interested in learning about sexual addictions, I am conducting a workshop in Spokane, Washington. Please click on the link below for more information. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1119107151698&ca=d47ae779-ffa1-4c30-b34a-97150fd82402Read More
What are your priorities recovering from sexual addiction?
As the journey to recovery from sexual addiction begins, it is important to evaluate your goals moving forward. It may seem overwhelming at the start, but knowing what’s important to you will help make the process easier and more manageable. For instance, does it matter the type of people in your recovery support group? For […]Read More
Why should I have an accountability partner
As someone on the road to recovery from sexual addiction, you may feel alone in your journey. You have a hard task ahead of you, and at times, it may feel like you’re struggling upstream. However, this doesn’t have to be something you do on your own. In fact, the recovery process is made much easier […]Read More
Committing to long-term change: Where to start?
As you or a loved one begins to think about long-term recovery from sexual addiction or pornography addiction, there will be a lot to consider. While things such as reading articles and researching the addiction are great steps, it is important to keep the momentum going. Committing to change may be difficult, so, like many […]Read More
RETURNING TO DATING: HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN A HEALTHY WAY
Technology is almost unavoidable in today’s world. Nearly everyone has a cell phone and computer, and both devices — along with many others — are used for every day activities such as working, shopping and entertainment. As a recovering sexual addict, one of the challenges you will have is learning to use technology in a […]Read More