Sex Addiction

Sex Addiction: What is Honesty?

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Sex Addiction: What is Honesty?

Sounds like a simple question…For many sex addicts lying is or was a part of life. In the throes of unhealthy obsessive and compulsive behaviors, we have to lie to keep feeding the addiction and hide from everyone the shame and feelings of worthlessness and guilt. The first path of recovery is to become...
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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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Sex Addiction: Are They Character Defects, Virtues, Assets or Traits?

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Sex Addiction: Are They Character Defects, Virtues, Assets or Traits?

So, you begin a program of recovery and you get to step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character’ that we discovered in step 4. In step 7 ‘We humbly ask God to remove our shortcomings’ We come to discover that we do have some moral flaws, some...
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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

The simple answer is sex addicts keep secrets because they have to. The feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment and fear of discovery take them deeper into isolation and they pull away from all other aspects of life due to the overwhelming need to move deeper in their addiction. At first the secrets start small...
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Sex Addiction: What Does One Day At a Time Mean?

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Sex Addiction: What Does One Day At a Time Mean?

I was a guest last night on Recovery Radio Raw, November 8th 2012.  The host, Indian Bob and I have been discussing the top questions most asked of and by addicts. Questions like, Why can’t addicts stop? What causes sex addiction, not unlike many of my articles here and videos on YouTube, The host, Indian...
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Sex Addiction: What is Acceptance?

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Sex Addiction: What is Acceptance?

The life of a sex addict is more than just the sexually addictive, obsessive and compulsive sexual behaviors. It’s about how the mind works, how the addict came to be the way he or she is. Fearful, uncertain, scared, nervous, anxious, depressed, lonely and a myriad of other negative feelings and emotions. This is...
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4 Strategies for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts

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4 Strategies for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts

Sex addiction is a real disease and the more a spouse and partner knows about the disease of sex addiction the easier it will be for the sex addict to get the help they need and the support of understanding loved ones. Strategy 1: Recognizing the ‘disease’ of sex addiction Like other addictions, sex...
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Sex Addiction: Addictive Logic or Addictive Insanity?

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Sex Addiction: Addictive Logic or Addictive Insanity?

For those struggling with sex addiction, much of the disease a sex addict battles is in their mind. As George Collins says in his book Breaking the Cycle, “you are not your mind. In other words  you are not wow you think you are or who your addict keeps telling you that you are.” When...
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Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?

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Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?

I joined Indian Bob of Recovery Radio Raw on his  Halloween Eve, 10/31/2012 show and I answered some questions many people ask about addictions and sex addiction.  The first question we discussed was Why can’t you just stop?,  the question most often asked of addicts by others who are not afflicted with the disease. And...
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Why is Sex Addiction So Tricky To Diagnose?

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Why is Sex Addiction So Tricky To Diagnose?

Because it’s sex. Sex is used to sell, it’s used in advertising, it’s used to market products and services. Sex is used in many different ways than just “normal healthy human intimacy” When we’re dealing with sex addiction, there is no simple test that can come back with a diagnoses. There are many online...
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