Dos and don’ts for the partners of sex addicts

After discovering a partner, spouse or loved one has a sexual addiction, you may put all your focus on your significant other. You may focus on how to help the addict and what steps can be taken to get them professional therapy. However, as the partner of someone with a sexual addiction, you will need […]

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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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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Desiring Your Partner

In our last blog, we discussed ways to grow your relationship with your partner into a long-term relationship, instead of searching for lust-based relationships. This is because long-term relationships are more rewarding in the long run, and help build healthy interactions, while lust-based relationships can induce shame, like indulging in an addiction.  In this blog, […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Creating A Long-Term Relationship

As addicts recover from sexual addition or addiction to pornography, they need to relearn some things. In previous blogs in this series, we’ve discussed how to re-establish a healthy relationship with yourself, as well as how to have a healthy relationship with sex. In this next blog, we’ll look at how love factors into those […]

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The six stages of long-term recovery, and how to rebuild trust

As sexual addicts and their partners begin to consider recovery and reforming their relationship, it may seem as though it is impossible. However, recovery for sexual addicts and their partners is possible, especially with hard work, communication and respect, as well as the help of a certified professional. Recovering from a sexual addition will take […]

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How much should a partner know about their significant other’s sexual addiction?

Many partners find out about their significant other’s sexual addiction by accident — a friend tells the partner or they find signs of the addiction on the computer — or maybe the addict decides on their own that it’s time to seek help. No matter how the partner learns about the sexual addiction, it will […]

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What about sex? How to deal with intimate relations on the road to recovery

Many times, during the recovery process, sex addicts or their partner may wonder if sex is completely off the table. Most times, sexual addiction has caused pain and broken trust for one or both partners, which makes the thought of sex uncomfortable or terrifying. This feeling is normal for couples here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, […]

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