What Is The Difference Between Love Addiction And Porn Addiction?

The word “addiction” has extremely negative connotations for most people. Whenever the word comes up in conversation, it is often associated with habit-forming substances such as heroin, alcohol, or nicotine.  But behaviors and actions can be just as addicting as any drug or mind-altering substance. A person that compulsively engages in behavior with little to […]

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WHAT IS INFIDELITY?

After you discover your partner is addicted to sex or pornography, you may begin to wonder what the next steps for your relationship may be. Most of the time, some sort of counseling is helpful. It may also help to establish some definitions with your spouse, so they understand why and how the sexual addiction […]

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How does sexual orientation relate to sexual addiction?

Sometimes, people wonder if sexual orientation has any impact or effect sexual addiction. In short, it does not. Sexual addiction, like any other type of addiction, has to do with three main factors: A continued obsession or preoccupation with the drug of choice Loss of control over use Negative life consequences directly related to use […]

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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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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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Partners can have hope: There is always a chance for recovery

The first step to recovery — in any circumstance — is admitting that a problem exists, including those problems that plague a sex addict. Whether the problem is an abuse of pornography or masturbation, the consequence can cause feelings of pain and betrayal for the partner. Love and sex addicts create a painful paradox for both themselves […]

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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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