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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Recovering Sexual Addicts’ Commitments to Make

As a sexual addict admits his or her addiction and begins to move into a recovery program, the first step is often to find an accountability partner who can help the addict map out the work that needs to be done and stay the course. This partner is often a therapist, such as the professionals […]

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PORNOGRAPHY COMBINED WITH COURTING SKILL DEFICIENCY CREATES GROWING SEXUAL PROBLEMS

Amazingly, we now live in a time where an alarming percentage of adolescent males are graduating from high schools that have never dated, not one date. And, based on questionnaires, interest in dating is alarmingly low as well. A University of San Diego study last year pointed out that the millennial generation should find sexual […]

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WHY DO PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIONS SEEK TO ESCAPE RATHER THAN CONNECT? A LOOK AT THE APPROACH TO ADDICTION TREATMENT

Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Citation: Consultant. 2016;56(9): 786-790. ABSTRACT: A strong belief exists among addiction treatment specialists that the primary reason addicts remain addicted is less about pleasure-seeking and more about their need to escape and dissociate from the pain of his or her (often trauma-based) emotional isolation. In short, all human beings crave […]

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