Posts Tagged ‘ sex addicts ’

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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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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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction Through the 12 Steps

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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction  Through the 12 Steps

If you haven’t seen this yet, here is a video on the 12 steps to recovery from sex addiction. The video goes through the types of 12 step groups, how they work, and breaks down each step for you. These groups are one of the key tools in recovery from sex addiction, and putting...
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How does Sex Addiction Affect Partners, Families and Children?

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How does Sex Addiction Affect Partners, Families and Children?

Sex addiction has a devastating impact on family members including spouses, children, parents and siblings. In most cases, sex addicts don’t realize the damaging effects their actions have on those around them. Family members find ways to cope with the situation as they learn to live with the sex addict’s unpredictable behavior. Many sex...
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What is the Relationship Between Codependency and Sex Addiction?

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What is the Relationship Between Codependency and Sex Addiction?

Much of the focus on sex addiction has to do with the addicts themselves. However, sex addiction can have a particularly damaging effect on those who are close to sex addicts. Codependency is one of the more common damaging effects of addiction. Spouses of sex addicts often suffer from codependency. Codependency is not unique...
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Why Can’t I Stop My Unwanted Sexual Behaviors?

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Why Can’t I Stop My Unwanted Sexual Behaviors?

Many sex addicts struggling with obsessive, compulsive unwanted sexual behaviors often ask, Why can’t I stop?  The internal stop mechanism doesn’t work! It’s simple…All you have to do to stop, which you may have done many times, is say stop. Unfortunately staying stopped is the problem.  In the aftermath of acting out you get...
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