Taking a Realistic Approach to Healing: Starting ground rules for partners

Chances are, the pain and hurt from infidelity were not caused overnight…  It took weeks, months or even years of build up that has led you and your significant other to this point. Because of that, you won’t be able to solve your problems overnight. In addition to recovery from sexual addiction, you’ll need to work […]

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Why am I involved?

Three reasons the partner of a sexual addict should be involved in the recovery process. Sometimes, partners of those with a sexual addiction have a similar questions — why do I need to be involved in this process? Why is this recovery my burden as well? Many partners in North Idaho or Washington have questions […]

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Four ways to restore trust for a couple while recovering from sexual addiction

Once a sexual addiction is exposed in a relationship, it does not just affect the partner dealing with the addiction, but also caused stress and heartbreak for their partner as well. Often, trust is broken, as one partner has usually been lying to the other in some form. For couples in north Idaho and Washington […]

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Talking to a sex addiction therapist; a secure, judgment-free way to overcome addiction

Certified sex addiction therapists have a very specific job — to help those struggling with sexual addiction to overcome their addiction. Many seeking assistance fear judgment, both from their partners and loved ones or the therapists with whom they’re consulting, regarding their sexual preferences or behaviors. This is not the case for certified sex addiction therapists. […]

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Betrayal: the feelings of the partner of a sex addict

As with any compulsion or dependence, the consequences of a sexual addiction do not only affect the addict. In fact, many times for couples in the northwest, the partner of the sex addict can feel some of the heaviest weights of the addiction, which can interject a feeling of betrayal into the relationship, destroying the […]

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How to deal with pornography addiction: three steps to moving forward

An addiction to porn, for an individual or a partner in a relationship, can have negative or even devastating consequences for one’s life.  Those addicted to porn are isolated from real human contact, often using pornography as a medication to numb pain. Because lovemaking and orgasms can release endorphins connected to pleasure centers in the […]

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