Stay or go?
As the partner of a sex addict, one question you may have throughout the recovery process is whether you should stay in the relationship and try to work things out, or file for divorce or end the relationship. Usually, those asking themselves this question are highly invested in the relationship – maybe you’re married with children, […]Read More
The most common question: is this going to get better?
So somehow, you learned about your partner’s sexual addiction. Maybe a friend told you, maybe you found evidence on the computer, or maybe your spouse admitted it to you. However you found out, you’re going to be going through a lot of emotions. A lot of different thoughts will be going through your head in […]Read More
The stages of recovery for the partner of an addict
Much like we have come to acknowledge the five stages of grief when someone experiences a great loss – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – those in recovery as partners of sexual addicts also go through stages. The person addicted to sex or pornography will also go through the same stages of recovery. However, both […]Read More
The first steps – what to do as the partner of a sex addict
Most times, partners of sexual addicts learn about their partner’s secret on accident. This could be through a friend, by discovering internet search history or coming across other undeniable evidence. Or, your partner may choose to tell you they have a pornography addiction. Regardless, once you know, it’s impossible to go back. You may have […]Read More
Symptoms of Sexual Addiction for Women
While many people assume that the majority of sex addicts are men, that’s not necessarily the case. Studies have reported that about 25 percent of those in sexual addiction recovery programs are women. However, because of this misinformation, addiction behaviors in women are more difficult to spot and are often viewed as issues with “romance” […]Read More
Sexual Addiction and Technology: What You Need to Know
Technology has changed and evolved so much over the past several decades, it’s almost hard to keep track. New advances have brought us smartphones, laptops, and computers that make life easier in ways we never could have imagined, from using Google to figure out the name of an actor in a movie to making reservations […]Read More
Continuing Healthy Sexuality and Relationships Into The Future
For the past several months, our blogs have discussed ways to return to healthy sexuality, both while single and with a partner. In our last blog, we discussed starting a vision statement with your partner. This helps set similar goals and create accountability in the relationship. As you build your vision for the future with your partner, […]Read More
Healthy Sexuality Means Planning for the Future — Here’s How!
In our final blogs for this series, we’re going to talk about how to move forward in a healthy sexual relationship. By this time, we’ve talked about communication, self-care and desire, but now we want to begin looking toward the future for both you as a recovering sex addict and your relationship. If you want to create […]Read More
Healthy Sexuality Requires Communication
Communication is a big part of all relationships, be it friendships, business partnerships or romantic relationships. We’ve been working on recognizing what you need in your relationship or from your partner because if you don’t know what you’re feeling, you can’t communicate it. Now, it’s time to discuss how to let your partner know that information. […]Read More
Healthy Sexuality Requires Forgiveness — and Time
In the past couple blogs, we’ve discussed ways to begin to move on and have a healthy sex life after sexual addiction. For the most part, these blogs have covered how to treat yourself while recovering from sexual addiction, from self-respect and awareness, to stress management. Now, after months of hard work, it’s time to […]Read More