Are Women Addicted To Porn?

Not many realize it, but women can become addicted to porn just like men. Although males are more likely to be porn addicts than females, an increasing number of women are turning to porn for sexual satisfaction.  Unfortunately, this often causes women to experience many of the same negative effects of porn as men. Their […]

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The Road To Healthy Intimacy During Sex Addiction Recovery

Sex addicts on the road to recovery face numerous challenges in their day-to-day lives. Apart from struggling with the symptoms and consequences of addiction, they also have to navigate the tricky aspects of having a relationship with a loved one.  One challenge that many recovering sex addicts face is developing a healthy intimacy with their […]

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Can Someone Be Addicted To Strip Clubs?

Going to strip clubs might seem relatively harmless, and for most people, it can be. But like anything else, it becomes problematic when it begins to affect the person’s life adversely.  Someone who visits strip clubs only occasionally probably isn’t addicted to them. Even regular visits to these establishments may not necessarily constitute addiction. But […]

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Shame’s Proximity

It’s what I believe.  I’m not worthy to be in proximity of anything good.  My reflection onto it, I believe, is rejected.  Certainly rejected.  I feel that rejection.  It hurts.  Terribly.  Avoiding goodness, then, avoids feeling terribly hurt… My problem is that goodness is like air.  It’s permanently certain.  Inescapably.  So I’m permanently certain, then, […]

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What Do Process And Substance Addiction Have In Common?

Taken at face value, it would seem that process and substance addictions are as different as two conditions can be. But the two actually share many common characteristics, including the ways that addicted people behave and how it affects them. And while substance and process addiction are sometimes treated differently, they have a lot more […]

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Does The Twelve-Step Program Work For Sex Addiction?

Does the 12-step program help sex addicts control their impulses and return to a less harmful way of life? In a word: yes.  As with alcoholism and substance dependence, the 12-step program has been proven to be effective at helping sex addicts live healthier and more rewarding lives. But there are some significant differences with […]

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What Are The Main Reasons For Infidelity?

Why do people cheat on their partners? What drives a person to engage in infidelity and risk destroying a relationship that has lasted for years?  For most people, the reasons range from personal to circumstantial. Many do so because of a combination of different factors. Here we explore some of the more common reasons why […]

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Can A Relationship Go Back To Normal After Infidelity?

Have you ever been in a relationship wherein one or both partners have been unfaithful? If so, you probably know how difficult it is to get things back to normal.  But as challenging as it may be to restore the trust, love, and affection that you once had for each other, there is life after […]

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How Do You Stop Being Addicted To Something?

Addiction can take on many forms and affect different people to varying degrees. The length of time in which different people remain addicted also varies considerably. And while some individuals can leave addiction behind through their own efforts, others may require extensive treatment and rehabilitation.  Perhaps the one common factor that most addicts share is […]

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Why Do We Become Addicted

Addiction can take on many forms. It is typically characterized as a chronic dysfunction of parts of the brain that governs reward and motivation. People who are addicted have a physical and mental craving for a substance, behavior, or action. In most cases, the desire for the object of addiction is compulsive or obsessive. Consequently, […]

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