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 […]Read More
Signs of Sexual Addiction — 4 Questions to ask Yourself
In previous blogs, we’ve discussed what is not a sign of sexual addiction. While one person’s sexual preferences or sex drive may be different from another’s, this does not mean they have a sexual addiction. However, as with most types of addiction, there are some clear signs and symptoms of sexual addicting. If you have been […]Read More
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? […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 – […]Read More
Things to know as the partner of a recovering sex addict
As the partner of a sexual addict, you have probably been lied to, and learned that your partner covered up secret lives or manipulated you. It is understandable that most partners of sex addicts feel betrayed and violated after finding out about infidelity. However, if you have chosen to try to work through the addiction […]Read More
Rebuilding your relationship tips for partners
After a person who is addicted to sex or porn decides they want to overcome their addiction, it is up to them to change their behavior and hold themselves accountable (although there are steps and tools they can utilize.) However, when it comes to rebuilding the relationship between a recovering addict and their spouse or partner, both […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Stay or go?
As the partner of a sex addict, one question you may have throughout the recovery process is whether you should stay in the relationship and try to work things out, or file for divorce or end the relationship. Usually, those asking themselves this question are highly invested in the relationship – maybe you’re married with children, […]Read More
The most common question: is this going to get better?
So somehow, you learned about your partner’s sexual addiction. Maybe a friend told you, maybe you found evidence on the computer, or maybe your spouse admitted it to you. However you found out, you’re going to be going through a lot of emotions. A lot of different thoughts will be going through your head in […]Read More