Is Sex Addiction Real Or Just An Excuse For Cheating?
Cheating or sexual betrayal can be one of the most devastating things a partner can do within a relationship. It can be challenging–if not impossible–for everyone involved to move on after such an occurrence. In most cases, it wouldn’t help matters if the offending partner claims that the incident is the result of sex addiction. […]Read More
Why is Pornography Addiction so damaging?
Computational neuroscientist Ogi Ogas suggests that one in six or seven internet searches is for pornography. There are about 5.6 billion searches per day. Consuming pornography is a pervasive pastime in a digitally connected world. Though, there are arguments that sexually explicit content can have the opposite effect. It disconnects people. One study, aptly named […]Read More
Can A Porn Addiction Destroy A Marriage?
Marriage is as much a choice as it is a challenge. While every day you must choose your partner, you must do so while facing dire challenges like stress at work, finances and a growing list of bills to pay. Daily challenges like these that can lead someone to porn addiction. As such, porn addiction […]Read More
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