Love Addiction

Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

I recently responded to a comment/question asked on an earlier blog, Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?. It got me thinking about how guilt and shame play a role in the addiction cycle. Now guilt and shame may be part of the original cause of the addiction, but that isn’t what I...
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Six Ways Sex Addiction Can Hurt You!

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Sex addiction is an issue that spreads beyond the individual addict.  The time spent planning and engaging in the addictive behaviors, the mood swings that come from cravings, guilt and shame, and the consistent lies involved in hiding the addiction all take a toll of familial and social relationships.  Engaging in these behaviors can...
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Treating sex addiction

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Once you have decided that you want to reclaim your life from the mess that is sex addiction where do you begin? This is a question that plagues many sex addicts. Sure you’ve heard about treatment programs, but they are expensive. Right? The facilities will take you away from you job, your family, and...
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What Works In Sex Addiction Treatment Programs

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There are many methods to treat sex addiction. As every person is different, their addiction, addiction cycle, and triggers will be different.  For this reason treatment is also individual. But there are common techniques that can be used in successful recovery.  This video has some ideas about what works in a successful sex addiction...
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10 Great Books on Sex Addiction and Recovery from Sex Addiction

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10 Great Books on Sex Addiction and Recovery from Sex Addiction

If you’re dealing with sex addiction, a sex addict in your family or cyber sex, the following books will help you understand the disease of sex addiction and help with your journey to recovery from sex addiction. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. Dr. Carnes’ book has been praised by...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 6

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 6

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 6 Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. The principle behind step 6 is Willingness… All I have to do is be willing to have God remove my defects of character. I get a slight reprieve here. I just have to be...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 2

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 2

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 2 Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. The spiritual principles behind step 2 are Faith and Hope: Faith is having confidence or trust in a person, entity, concept, idea or thing.  A belief that is not based on proof....
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The 12 Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous

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The 12 Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous

What are the 12 Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous Before we list the 12 steps we need to differentiate the 3 most popular “S” fellowhips. 1. SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) SAA is a fellowship of recovering addicts which offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction. Through the gift of...
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