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Recovering from Addiction: The Other Side (Part II)

“If you avoid conflict to keep the peace you start a war inside yourself.”                                                                                                                       –Cheryl Richardson One of the most difficult yet important tasks of addiction family/friend recovery is understanding the importance of boundaries and letting go. Addiction recovery on either side – addict or not – is all about learning what are boundaries and how to set them. Learning about and maintaining boundaries in our life means honoring ourselves as an individual with desires, wants, and needs

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Recovering from Addiction as a Non-Addict (Part I)

It is nearly impossible to meet anyone that hasn’t been affected by the chaos of addiction either directly or indirectly.  As science and society progresses, we have (mostly) come to understand that addiction is not a moral failing, but a complicated, confusing, and progressive disease that can cause grief and chaos in the lives of the alcoholic/addict and their loves ones.  But how do we cope with watching our loved ones suffer from a baffling and cunning disease?  What are

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How to Prepare for Therapy

“It won’t be an easy journey – do not expect it to be. But the easy journeys are not worth the leather on the soles of our shoes, boy. It’s the journeys that test us to our very core – the journeys that strip the clothes from our back, mess with our minds and shake our spirits – these are the journeys worth taking in life. They show us who we are.” ― Justin Somper, Demons of the Ocean   I remember

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Marriage Counseling Advice – Seek a Professional Relationship Therapist

You’re having problems in your marriage. Do you wait for things to improve or do you seek help from a relationship therapist?   Signs You Need A Relationship Therapist If you and your partner are very discouraged about your relationship, it is very likely you need a relationship therapist to help you resolve these issues. If the following list rings true for you, you definitely need professional help: Fighting more often Fights seem stuck on the same issues over and

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If You Need Help Navigating Your Sexual Identity See a Sex Therapist

Sexual identity is defined as how you think of yourself and how you are attracted to others romantically. A person’s sexual identity is unique to them and does not have to fit in a predetermined category. Your upbringing, religion, family, culture and experience all shape your sexual identity. With so many variables, it is understandable why some people struggle with this part of their life. Seeking out a sex therapist is one of the best things you can do to

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Sex Addiction Treatment And Potty Training

It’s All About Regulation Why is recovering from sex addiction so challenging? Sex addicts have trouble tolerating their emotions and need something outside themselves to help them cope. Therefore successful sex addiction treatment includes

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Is Sexting Healthy Or Is It A Compulsion?

Is Sexting Healthy or Harmful? Sexting may have cost Anthony Weiner his marriage and relationship with his family. Negative Consequences In a recent article by CNN, sexting for at least the third time we know of, has created significant negative

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Are You a Porn Addict?

Are You a Porn Addict? “I’m not a porn addict. I mean, everyone looks at porn, right? If everyone looks at it, it can’t really be a problem for me.” There’s a half truth there. Porn and masturbation is becoming more

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7 Steps To Heal From Ashley Madison

7 Steps To Heal From Ashley Madison Are you an Ashley Madison user who was recently exposed? If you are, you may have a lot to lose. When addicts are discovered, they usually experience shame, sadness, and fear and anxiety about loss. What does

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10 Steps To Overcome Sex Addiction

Finding a way to pick a healthy diet or tweak your workout is easy because the resources are quickly available and recognizable. But what if you’re trying to find out the best ways to treat sex addiction? The general population knows next to

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Does Sex Addiction Therapy Work?

Sex Addiction Therapy — Does Sex Addiction Therapy Work? People constantly ask us, as sex addiction experts, this question. The answer is straight forward: Yes, people who do certain things get better! Period. Of course, this is also the

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Understanding Sex Addiction As An Intimacy Disorder

Sex addiction often means controversy to everyone except those of us who have the disease or those of us who treat the disease. Understanding sex addiction as an intimacy disorder means getting in touch with some labels. Sex addiction, love

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