Understanding How the Brain Works – the Science Behind Addiction

The brain is a highly complex organ that is responsible for how we live and breathe each day. Not only does it give us the power to eat, breathe, and see, but it is also the reason why we think and feel.  While the brain may be small, it controls so much in regards to […]

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Defining Healthy, Intimate Sex

If you’re in active recovery for sexual addiction, then you’re probably learning a lot about healthy, intimate relationships. You’re going through many changes right now, though, and learning how to become intimate with someone after entering recovery can seem daunting. Good news – it doesn’t have to be. Want to learn more about what healthy […]

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Dating in Recovery – a Healthy Timeline of Events

Dating during recovery is overwhelming. You have just learned how to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself, and now you need to do it with a partner. Don’t let it worry you, though! Dating in recovery is a big step to long term relationships built on healthy love and trust. Below, we’ll go over some […]

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3 Habits for Healthy Sexual Recovery

Recovery from sexual addiction can be difficult, especially once you ready to finally re-enter the dating world. It doesn’t have to be impossible, though. By developing habits, you’ll be able to participate in strong, healthy relationships while simultaneously maintaining your sobriety. Developing habits Discovering healthy habits starts while in meetings. Discuss with your group or […]

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Stimulating Your Senses Leads to a Healthier Love Life

If you are a sex addict, you must live one day at a time. You are learning every day how to have healthy, erotic love lives with your partner without relapsing into negative behaviors. There are many ways to do this, but an important one is stimulating your senses. Below, we’ll discover the five senses […]

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Analyzing Sexual Behavior

Analyzing your sexual behavior is a major part of addiction recovery. By analyzing your past behaviors and habits, you can start to recognize patterns and begin working hard to reprogram them into healthier, happier ones. Healthy vs Destructive To start, you need to be able to understand the difference between healthy and destructive behaviors.  Understanding […]

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Intimacy During Recovery – Is it Possible?

There are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to intimacy during recovery. Many people seem to think that once they admit to sexual addiction and seek help through recovery, they will never be allowed to have sex again. This simply isn’t true. There are many actions that need to take place before you can become […]

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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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