Setting boundaries as the partner of a sexual addict

As the partner of a sexual addict, you may wonder how to keep yourself healthy during your recovery process. One of the best ways to ensure you stay healthful and keep yourself strong is to set boundaries for yourself and your partner. These boundaries will help you establish guidelines for your recovery. What are boundaries? […]

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Stages of Recovery: moving forward as a couple

In past blogs, we’ve talked about the stages of recovery for partners of those with a sexual addiction. These partners go through stages of shock, grief and acceptance, much like someone experiencing the five stages of grief might go through. However, did you realize that as a couple, you will also experience similar stages of […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A SEX ADDICTION THERAPIST

My Patients Come and Go, That’s the Good News Usually, it’s the wife who calls me. She and Joe married five or ten years ago and have a couple of kids. He’s a professional. Both are college-educated. A few days ago, she saw something on his phone – a text string, a porn trail – […]

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Symptoms of sex addiction: What behaviors to look for in your partner

Over time, you may begin to notice changes in your partner or spouse’s behavior, and you may wonder, “Is my partner a sex addict?” Some behaviors alone might not be indicative of addiction; however, a combination of several behaviors could be a sign of sexual addiction. Here are four basic behaviors that may be symptoms […]

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How to Keep Consistent in Your Recovery

We’ve talked before about ways to begin recovering from sexual or pornography addiction — but what’s the next step? In addition to sticking to some of your original goals, there are some additional things to keep in mind as you or your partner work through the recovery process.  Empathy Empathy, or the ability to understand someone […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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THREE DATING TIPS FOR RECOVERING SEXUAL ADDICTS

While many sexual addicts are spurred into recovery by a partner sometimes, single people realize they need to seek help with their addiction as well. However, many times, single people have not had a healthy dating life in the past and wonder if a positive dating experience is possible. The good news is that it […]

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